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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Clemson arena makes turn for the better

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 24 / 16

The $63.5 million makeover of Littlejohn Coliseum changed the layout of the floor. Photo by: DON MURET / STAFF The moment of truth for upgrading Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum ca...

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