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

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New Era Named Official Cap Of U.S. Ryder Cup Team Through '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

The PGA of America has selected New Era Cap as the official cap for the '14 U.S. Ryder Cup team. The agreement gives the cap maker exclusive rights to the team’s headwear through '16. The New Era Ryder Cup headwear will begin showing up at retail, including the PGA.com shop and neweracap.com, ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Ari Emanuel To Visit IMG College

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SportsBusiness Daily: Golf Channel To Roll Out New Logo In May

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SportsBusiness Journal: Winds of change on campus

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dickies To Sponsor College Basketball Event

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SportsBusiness Journal: For Golf Channel, a show in the Show

The PGA Merchandise Show each January represents one of those rare occasions when the global golf community gathers in a single locale. Next month, for the first time, Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” will be broadcasting from the merchandise show, giving outsiders a glimpse insid ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: How distribution could work

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SportsBusiness Journal: A pay-for-play model

More than $2.3 billion of network-funded revenue will course through the veins of college sports’ five power conferences by the year 2020. History gives us a pretty good idea of how the 65 schools in those leagues will spend that windfall. Mostly, they will pay coaches more and build extrav ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: The birth of a program

The Charlotte 49ers’ last home game didn’t go the way Athletic Director Judy Rose wanted. That game, an upset loss to Division III Wesley College two weeks ago, ensured that the football team would have a losing record in its inaugural season. {podcast} SBJ Podcast: Michael Smith t ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Under Armour will outfit NLL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Maui tourney marks 30 years

If Ralph Sampson and Virginia’s basketball team had just taken care of business against Division II Chaminade on that night in 1982, there might never have been a Maui Invitational. But the No. 1-ranked Cavaliers couldn’t avoid the greatest upset in college basketball history, and Cha ...

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