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Michael Smith

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

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At the Masters with Charlie Besser

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 17 / 17

Photo: COURTESY OF INTERSPORT The Double Eagle Club is normally quiet on Wednesday afternoon before the Masters. Most of the guests go to the golf course to watch the Par-3 Tournament. But...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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11/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: For Duke, a $100 million-plus facelift

One of the major components of Duke’s facilities master plan was the Blue Devil Tower, a five-story addition to Wallace Wade Stadium that added 24 suites and 650 club seats. Photo by: JIM SHORN ...

Tags: Colleges

11/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: PlayStation To Title Sponsor Fiesta Bowl

Sony's PlayStation will be the Fiesta Bowl’s new title sponsor as part of a multiyear agreement. Within the CFP's bowl rotation, the Arizona-based event is one of the semifinals this season on New Year's Eve, along with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. ESPN, the CFP's media and marketing rightshol ...

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11/15/16
SportsBusiness Daily: PlayStation To Title Sponsor Fiesta Bowl

PlayStation will be the Fiesta Bowl’s new title sponsor as part of a multiyear agreement. Within the CFP's bowl rotation, the Arizona-based event is one of the semifinals this season on New Year's Eve, along with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. ESPN, the CFP's media and marketing rightsholder, so ...

11/14/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Gordon eager for agency's growth

Engine Shop CEO Brian Gordon was vacationing out of the country in 2015 when he closed the sale of the agency to George Pyne’s Bruin Sports Capital. Nearly a year later, Gordon was back in the same spot for his family’s annual vacati ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

11/07/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Shapiro, Francini Named WME-IMG Co-Presidents

MARK SHAPIRO and IORIS FRANCINI will be co-Presidents of WME-IMG, the company announced today. Shapiro, who is based in N.Y., and London-based Francini, will oversee media, college, events, fashion, Miss Universe, IMG Academy, global partnerships, content, PBR and other divisions, as well as the ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Selling hoops in a football town

W hile Alabama and Clemson, a pair of college football bluebloods, chase a return to the championship game, their basketball brethren could spend the next two months toiling in relative obscurity, hoping anyone will notice that their season has started. That’s life at school ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

11/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Hollis keeps thinking big

If college basketball had a chief marketing officer, it would probably be Mark Hollis. The Michigan State athletic director has long been considered one of the game’s most innovative minds. Hollis had a hand in the 2003 BasketBowl at Ford Field, the first game in a dome with the court in the ...

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10/31/16
SportsBusiness Journal: New hire to grow Coliseum’s business

The 93-year-old Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will undergo a $270M renovation in 2018. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is ramping up its commercial efforts wi ...

Tags: Facilities

10/31/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Pizza Hut contest draws NCAA fans

Pizza Hut is wasting no time in activating its new NCAA sponsorship. The restaurant chain, which last month closed on its multiyear corporate partnership, has already launched a contest that will pay one fan $50,000 to attend several NCAA Division I championships. Pizza Hut will select the winner ...

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10/25/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Van Wagner Lands Colonial's Rights

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment has acquired the marketing and multimedia rights to the Colonial Athletic Association in a multiyear deal that will be announced today. Van Wagner's Collegiate Services division will manage and market the conference's rights, including the corporate sponsorship ...

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