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

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IMG College, George Washington Sign 10-Year Multimedia Rights Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 14 / 17

IMG College has signed George Washington Univ. to a 10-year multimedia rights deal to market and manage the school’s sponsorships and other assets. IMG College previously served in a consulting role for the Colonials, who field 27 varsity sports. Former Loyola (Md.) AD Jim Paquette will be t...

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