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

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Sidearm Sports adding bigger schools to roster after acquisition by Learfield Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 30 / 15

At least 19 colleges, including several from the power five conferences, plan to shift their digital rights to Sidearm Sports, the technology company owned by Learfield Sports. Learfield clients Indiana, Texas A&M and Louisvil...

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