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Michael Smith

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

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MLL owner sees profit in passion play

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 04 / 15

Rob Hale admits that buying the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse was more of a passion play, which makes him like a lot of professional team owners. But he also sees a long-term growth potential that makes him feel like he got in on the grou...

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Silver Chalice arm goes to college

A Boulder, Colo., digital agency is launching its first university website this week with the intent to challenge the two longtime leaders in the industry, CBS Advanced Media and NeuLion. SportsLabs, a technology arm of Silver Chalice, struck a deal with the University of Arkansas earlier this ye ...

Tags: Colleges

07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Arkansas gets sound trademark for call

University of Arkansas fans have been calling the hogs nearly as long as their Razorbacks have been playing football, making “Wooo Pig Sooie” one of the most recognizable cheers in collegiate athletics. Now the school is making its claim to the cheer legally binding by obtaining a sou ...

Tags: Colleges

07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CHS buys national deal from Learfield

CHS Inc., one of the few Fortune 100 companies in the world with awareness issues, has bought a national sponsorship package from Learfield Sports to market its company through college football. Linda Tank, CHS’ vice president of enterprise marketing and communication, said most people don& ...

Tags: Colleges

07/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Arkansas Files Trademark For Hog Call Chant

Univ. of Arkansas fans have been calling the hogs nearly as long as their Razorbacks have been playing football, making “Wooo Pig Sooie” one of the most recognizable cheers in collegiate athletics. Now the school is making its claim to the cheer legally binding by obtaining a sound ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, SEC

07/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour expands its retail presence

For the past decade, the PGA Tour has worked with Perry Ellis to create the tour’s own private label for apparel. But in recent months, the tour has begun to expand its range of private-label lifestyle products to include footwear, headwear, cologne, belts, wallets and socks to create a str ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: SEC Net dodging distribution battles

Editor’s note: This story includes updates to the print edition. It looks like the ESPN-owned SEC Network will be able to sidestep the normally combative distribution battles often associated with the launch of new sports channels. The network’s carriage talks are progressing s ...

Tags: Media

07/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Arkansas Trademarks Hog Call

The Univ. of Arkansas is making its claim to the “Wooooooo Pig Sooie” cheer legally binding by obtaining a sound trademark for the Hog Call. School officials think it is the first collegiate cheer or chant to be officially registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Of ...

07/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Univ. of Miami Signs Fermata For Licensing

Learn more about Fermata Partners The Univ. of Miami yesterday announced that it has signed Fermata Partners to be its licensing agency. UM had been with IMG-owned Collegiate Licensing Co. The new deal with Atlanta-based Fermata begins immediately and marks the second major college ...

Tags: Colleges, Collegiate Licensing Co.

07/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Univ. Of Miami Tabs Fermata For Licensing

The Univ. of Miami has signed Fermata Partners to be its licensing agency, the school announced today. Miami had been with IMG-owned Collegiate Licensing Co. The new deal with Atlanta-based Fermata begins immediately and marks the second major college property that Fermata has taken from industry-l ...

06/23/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Price moves to PGA of America

When Pete Bevacqua reviewed all of the PGA of America’s commercial pieces, what he didn’t see was one person who ultimately was in charge of it all. Bevacqua, the PGA’s CEO, believes he has streamlined those aspects of the PGA’s business by hiring Jeff Price, the former Sp ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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