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

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Archey returning to Kentucky roots with JMI

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 23 / 15

Veteran MLB executive Paul Archey is leaving to join JMI Sports, where he will oversee the University of Kentucky property in returning to his home state. Archey, a native of Greenup, Ky., and a self-described longtime Kentucky Wildcats die-hard, portrayed the new job as an opportunity to return ...

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05/28/07
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05/28/07
SportsBusiness Journal: Tracks shift gears on improvements

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05/14/07
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR trip builds ties in China

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