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Michael Smith

Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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A season in the making

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 21 / 17

A new video board and premium areas are among the renovations at Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by: UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (2) A new Notre Dame ...

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Tags: College Football Preview, In-Depth

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