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Michael Smith

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

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StubHub doubles number of SEC partners

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

Judging by StubHub’s 40-plus college relationships, including three new deals in the Southeastern Conference, the trepidation coming from schools about the secondary ticket market has dissipated. StubHub has finalized ticketing and sponsorship deals at LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, p...

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11/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Gerber: ‘Tough customer’ with soft side

Chuck Gerber and wife Daryl Photo by: COURTESY OF DARYL GERBER L ongtime media executive Chuck Gerber, who died Nov. 6 at the age of 71 after a short illness, will be remembered less ...

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11/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Chris Spencer

When Fox Sports decided earlier this year to get into the business of running college basketball tournaments, the network needed someone with the connections to attract the schools and the experience of managing big events. That person turned out to be Chris Spencer. Having arranged more than 75 to ...

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11/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: History aside, arena lacks charm

The proudest Kentucky basketball fans think of Rupp Arena as college basketball’s Wrigley Field. More objective types say it’s more like Cincinnati’s old Riverfront Stadium. Rupp mostly is just big, holding 23,000 fans. While it has been the site for some of the biggest moments ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges, Facilities

11/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: What's next for Rupp Arena?

The mayor of Lexington, Ky., proudly looked across the city’s well-worn convention center and announced a $351 million project that would transform Rupp Arena and its surroundings into a centerpiece for downtown. This is the home to University of Kentucky basketball, arguably the greatest b ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges, Facilities

11/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Engine Shop on the move

New York-based marketing firm Engine Shop was founded more than three years ago as an edgy experiential agency intent on further blurring the lines between sports and entertainment. Now that George Pyne’s operating company, Bruin Sports Capital, has acquired the agency for an undisclosed su ...

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11/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG College has Pauley naming rights

UCLA’s 10-year multimedia rights extension with IMG College will pay the school $14.4 million a year on average, nearly three times what the Bruins had been making. So Dan Guerrero, UCLA’s athletic director, knew he had to give up something in return. In exchange for one of the most l ...

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11/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Teamworks will link NCAA, tourney teams

The NCAA for the first time next year will use a mobile application to communicate with the players and coaches participating in its men’s basketball tournament. Teamworks, a Durham, N.C., software firm founded by a former Duke University football player, will implement the app for the NCAA ...

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10/28/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Ole Miss Renews With CLC For 10 Years

Ole Miss has agreed to a 10-year extension that will keep CLC as the school’s licensing agent. The school, which has been with CLC since '82, ranked 28th on CLC’s list of the top-selling schools in '14-15, and its licensing revenues have grown for six of the past seven years. “CLC ...

10/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Spectra to buy 3-D specialist Ballena

Ballena Technologies gave fans at TCU a view from potential new seats when the school needed to reseat season-ticket holders after a stadium renovation. ...

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10/23/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Barror Headed To WME-IMG For New Position

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