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David Broughton

David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Bowl participants to get some ‘suite’ gifts, and even a few ugly ones

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 05 / 16

Who wouldn’t want to load Santa’s sleigh? Bowl gifts Click here for a comprehensive list of bowl game gifts by date. The chart also includes links to Resource Guide Live for more information on the bowl games. For the third straight year, a majority of c...

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SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour sponsor survey a mixed bag

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SportsBusiness Journal: Slowdown seen for media

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SportsBusiness Daily: MiLB Avg. Attendance Lowest Since '12

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SportsBusiness Daily: Week 1 CFB Audiences Strong For ESPN

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SportsBusiness Daily: Candidates Buying NFL Ads In Swing States

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