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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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09/21/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Gambler friendly, ESPN annoys colleges

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. ESPN has told college officials that it will not use the controversial “cover alerts” that it rolled out during one game telecast earlier this month. But that doesn’t mean that ESPN is going to shy away fr ...

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09/14/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Amy Huchthausen

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09/14/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Amy Perko

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09/14/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Auburn’s new video board lights up sky

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09/07/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sutton will step back from busy schedule

Just a few weeks ago, Ben Sutton was in his element. He spent one sweltering August day at Auburn and the next at Georgia. Both schools are nearing the end of their multimedia rights agreements, and Sutton was on campus trying to persuade them to extend with IMG College. According to his frien ...

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09/07/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Lublin to lead IMG College

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09/04/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Rice Univ. Partners With Experience

Rice Univ. is working with Atlanta-based tech company Experience to provide more flexibility and ease-of-use for football season-ticket holders. Beginning with its season opener Saturday against Wagner, Rice will employ Experience’s Fluid Venue tech, which will provide ticket holders the optio ...

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09/04/15
SportsBusiness Daily: FSU Upgrading Wireless At Stadium

Florida State has committed to improving its wireless connections throughout Doak Campbell Stadium in a deal with its multimedia rights partner, IMG College. Two vendors brought on board by IMG College – Extreme Networks and DAS Group Professionals – are working with FSU to improve both ...

08/31/15
SportsBusiness Journal: UK revamps Web presence with video focus

When University of Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops conducts his first call-in show of the season this week, video of the show will be simulcast on the school’s official athletic website. That’s just one of the new ways Kentucky intends to bring more video to its revamped UKathleti ...

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08/28/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo's Forde Balances CFB, Daughter's Swim Meet

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