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

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Fox Rolling Out New Broadcast Elements For Big Ten Title Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

Fox Sports will use the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday as a platform to unleash some of its newest broadcast elements. Foremost among the innovations will be the view from the referee’s cap and the broadcast in VR. GoPro worked with Fox and Big Ten officials to design a referee-wor...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Morgan Stanley Inks Deal With Senior Bowl

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Morgan Stanley

SportsBusiness Journal: NCAA, networks talk of extending deal

The NCAA quietly is talking to CBS Sports and Turner Sports about their 14-year, $10.8 billion March Madness contract, even though the deal runs through the 2024 tournament, according to several sources. The discussions, which involve CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, TBS President David Levy and ...

Tags: Media, Colleges

SportsBusiness Daily: ADs Stress Importance Of Olympic Sports

Duke AD Kevin White , a former track coach, was appointed to the USOC board earlier this year, and he brought a strong perspective on the future of Olympic sports during a panel of ADs at the ’15 IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. “We used to celebrate our Olympic sports,” he sa ...

Tags: Intercollegiate Forum

SportsBusiness Daily: Slive Gives Positive Update On Health

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Tags: Intercollegiate Forum, SEC

SportsBusiness Journal: Bon Jovi joins On Location partners

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is putting his name and money behind On Location Experiences, the restructured NFL experiential hospitality business. In a pair of transactions, Bon Jovi sold his own company, Runaway Tours, to On Location and also made a cash investment, making him one of four equity partners ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: IMG, JMI Sports Create Joint Venture

IMG has entered into a joint venture with JMI Sports for the two companies to work together on campus-wide college marketing initiatives, including identifying and selling on-campus assets that extend beyond athletics. IMG and JMI are making the announcement this afternoon. JMI President Tom Stultz, ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Complicated case of the Pac-12 Networks

The Pac-12 Networks’ first three years have been defined by distribution difficulties and revenue shortcomings that have conference leaders wondering whether they should stick with the unusual structure of one national channel and six regional channels. Within the last few weeks, conference ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Pac-12's path to Alibaba

When the Pac-12 Networks set out to sell a presenting sponsorship to the first-ever college basketball game in China, the sales team assembled a long list of targets. They included companies based in China, as well as U.S.-based companies that wanted to do more business in China. Near the top ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Collins takes CEO role at On Location

John Collins is leaving his senior position at the NHL to run an experiential hospitality company that’s being restructured by Bruin Sports Capital and RedBird Capital Partners. The longtime sports executive will be CEO of On Location Experiences, the business formerly known as NFL On Locat ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Lublin has passion for IMG College role

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. WME-IMG’s Jason Lublin knows what it’s like to routinely clash against other firms for clients, considering his background in the hypercompetitive Hollywood agency world. But his new position as president of IMG Co ...

Tags: Colleges, Marketing and Sponsorship

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