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Michael Smith

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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SportsBusiness Daily: Pac-12 Holding First Sustainability Symposium

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SportsBusiness Journal: Shropshire to lead Adidas-ASU alliance

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SportsBusiness Journal: On Location revamps and expands

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SportsBusiness Journal: Learfield’s purchase restores Paciolan

Learfield is acquiring Spectra Ticketing and Fan Engagement, the Comcast Spectacor subsidiary, and will restore the company’s name to Paciolan. For years, Paciolan has been the leader in collegiate ticketing by providing the software platform for most of the schools at the FBS level. The fi ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Josh Rebholz

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SportsBusiness Journal: Radakovich and Clemson’s transformation

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SportsBusiness Daily: Van Wagner Wins Multimedia Rights At Liberty

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment has won the multimedia rights at Liberty Univ., making VWSE the sales agency for the Lynchburg, Va., school in athletics and across campus. VWSE Exec VP/Collegiate Services Mike Palisi struck the deal with Liberty AD Ian McCaw. VWSE will have rights to inte ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Kentucky Wildcats: Service and smiles

It’s 7,547 miles from the University of Kentucky’s campus to Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Until six years ago, there was practically no reason a Kentucky athlete would have ever made that trip or gotten to know the people in the impoverished parts of the city. Chances ar ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: United gets Coliseum naming rights

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hire by Montag boosts consulting push

Talent representation will always be the core of Sandy Montag’s agency, but consulting represents a burgeoning segment for The Montag Group. The firm’s president and CEO hopes that by hiring veteran marketer Matt Kauffman, the consulting business can kick into an even higher gear. ...

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