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Michael Smith

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

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ASU draws on NFL experience

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

From the time Ray Anderson considered leaving the NFL to go to work at Arizona State University, he’s heard the Sun Devils referred to as a sleeping giant. The school is the largest public university in the country, yet ranks in the bottom half of the Pac-12 in annual revenue. It attracts a...

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12/02/13
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