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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Social Media Company SM2 Providing Funding Assistance To Schools For Athlete Training

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 17

Social media is viewed as the primary means of communication for three out of four college athletes, coaches and staff members, according to results of a recent survey by a social media consultancy that works with college athletic programs and pro teams. That should serve as a wake-up call for ADs w...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Top Rank to go it alone on Pacquiao bout

Changing horses or, on occasion, abandoning the horse entirely is nothing new for boxing promoter Top Rank. Twenty years ago, its founder Bob Arum took what figured to be a big-selling fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez off pay-per-view and back to theater-based closed circuit ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Carol Stiff

Photo by: CHRISTOPHER BEAUCHAMP / ESPN IMAGES I t was a decade ago, at one of the first of the WNBA’s now annual Inspiring Women luncheons, that Carol Stiff heard former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright utter the words she now displays in her office at ESP ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: JoAn Scott

Photo by: BRENT SMITH / BUTLER UNIVERSITY O n the eve of the Dream Team’s Olympic gold-medal win in Barcelona in 1992, the team’s Reebok-supplied medal ceremony warmups sat boxed in JoAn Scott’s hotel room closet. JoAn Scott NCAA, MANAGING D ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Jessica Giordano

Photo by: CHAD DIEDRICK / GMR B orn and raised near Cleveland, Jessica Giordano had never been west of the Mississippi River until she landed a job with a San Francisco-based sports marketing firm out of college. Jessica Giordano GMR MARKETING, VICE PRESID ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Rams tap Corona as first sponsor in L.A.

Editor's note : This story is revised from the print edition. The Los Angeles Rams have landed Corona as their import beer sponsor, the first of eight to 10 new partnerships that the relocated team expects to announce before its first regular-season game next month. The three-year deal is t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: The Sports Playgrounds

The massive Grand Park complex near Indianapolis spans 400 acres. Photo by: GRAND PARK The mayor of Westfield, Ind., sat, hands folded, at a table that overlooked a vast exp ...

Tags: In-Depth

SportsBusiness Journal: Designing a future

E llen Schmidt-Devlin’s path to a 27-year career at Nike began on the track at the University of Oregon. A distance runner, she was cooling down at the end of her first collegiate race when she was approached by a well-regarded, retired track coach who was tinkering with new designs fo ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: One student's story

When Omar Nuboer came from Suriname, on the northeast coast of South America, to study in the United States, he opted to major in accounting, a sound, traditional path likely to lead to a reliable career. But after working as a tax accountant for less than a year, he knew he had made a mistake. & ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: UFC president: ‘I’m not done’

After nearly a week of working through the night on what has been billed as the largest sports sale ever, WME-IMG co-CEO Ari Emanuel told one of his new business partners that he intended to be in Las Vegas to watch UFC 200 and then head off to Europe on vacation. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: How the UFC remade itself since UFC 100

Though not technically the headliner, pro wrestling crossover star Brock Lesnar not only is the biggest man, but also the owner of the biggest name, on the much-anticipated UFC 200 card, scheduled for July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ...

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