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Michael Smith

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

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Pool Reporter: Yahoo's Pat Forde Preps For College Football Season From Singapore

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

Yahoo Sports’ PAT FORDE , best known for his college-focused “Forde-Yard Dash” and “Forde Minutes” columns, found himself in a unique position this week. As he prepares for his busiest stretch of the year, his 16-year-old daughter BROOKE is competing in the World Jun...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Changes sought for low-revenue sports

When it comes to the future of Olympic sports on college campuses, the most common refrain is “There’s got to be a better way.” Concerns over the rising cost of travel, geographically disparate conferences and the financial focus on football and basketball have left Olympic spor ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Michigan St. looks to CLC for licensing

Michigan State has long been known for handling its business in-house, including its multimedia rights and licensing. But the school did an about-face on the licensing front last week, signing Collegiate Licensing Co. to be its agent. The Spartans have run their own licensing program for as long ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Daily: Arkansas' Jeff Long Being Honored

Arkansas AD Jeff Long will be honored today as the ‘15 AD of the Year. Long will be introduced at the NACDA Convention in Orlando during the James J. Corbett awards luncheon. The award was originally presented to Long last month at the SBJ/SBD Sports Business Awards in N.Y. Long, who has bee ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Reason to be high on the Hogs

The setting was almost too good to be true for Jeff Long. The athletic director at the University of Arkansas sat on a rooftop bar in Manhattan last month, looking out at the colorfully lit Empire State Building, surrounded by his wife, Fanny, and his three most senior executives and their ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Sankey settles in with books, bobbles

Papers were scattered across the desk. Framed pictures sat on the floor. Boxes full of notes and ring binders were stacked along the wall. The scene was from last Monday, and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey had just moved into his new office at the B ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: High churn rate of today's ADs

W hen Scott Barnes officially takes the athletic director’s chair at the University of Pittsburgh on July 1, he will be the 27th AD hired in Division I this calendar year. The rapid rate of turnover is far from finished. There are 17 ...

Tags: In-Depth, Research and Ratings

SportsBusiness Journal: Pac-12 to create multimedia rights co.

The Pac-12 is moving forward with its new multimedia rights model. The conference decided at its annual spring meetings earlier this month to form a new company that will support schools that decide to take back their multimedia rights. Eleven of the league’s 12 schools currently outsource ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Costco ties Father’s Day, collegiate sales

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Super centers are showing the most sales growth for collegiate licensed product and Costco is looking to build on that with a Father’s Day program in 83 stores across the country. ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: DeLuca joins content team at IMG

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Longtime television executive Len DeLuca has joined the content team at IMG, where he will work on developing original content. DeLuca, a veteran of three decades at CBS Sports and ESPN, has consulted with IMG in the past, but th ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fan analytics reaching more colleges

Juan Garcia never imagined that his degree in industrial engineering from Purdue would lead to a job in a college athletic department. But Garcia, a data analytics junkie and an honest byproduct of the “Moneyball” generation, is emerging as one of the most influential voices within th ...

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