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

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Van Wagner adds WCC, three schools

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 17 / 16

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment deepened its pool of college clients by acquiring the multimedia rights to the West Coast Conference and three of its member schools. Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and San Francisco signed deals in recent weeks to turn over their marketing and media rights to ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Auburn Signs Multimedia Rights Deal With Fox

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SportsBusiness Daily: Auburn Goes With Fox For Multimedia

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SportsBusiness Journal: More executives leaving IMG College

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SportsBusiness Daily: CBS, Turner Expand "Selection Sunday"

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