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Michael Smith

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

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Mobile-Based Senior Bowl Extends With Title Sponsor Reese's

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

The Senior Bowl and title sponsor Reese’s have extended their agreement that kicked off in '14. The game in Mobile, Ala., highlights college football’s best seniors and junior graduates, placing them on teams coached by pro st...

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09/04/17
SportsBusiness Journal: NCAA wants help with collegiate gaming

The NCAA is looking for an esports consultant to help the governing body determine if it should play a role in the evolving collegiate video gaming space. More than 40 NCAA schools across divisions I, II and III are now fielding varsity esports teams, complete with high-tech facilities, scholarsh ...

Tags: Colleges

09/04/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Wake Forest, alums’ facilities push

A half-dozen of Wake Forest University’s most influential and well-heeled donors sat in an Athens, Ga., restaurant contemplating the Demon Deacons’ football future. Earlier that day four years ago, they had toured Georgia’s imp ...

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08/28/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Brands line up for College Tailgate Tour

The two-year title sponsorship deal deepens Wendy’s commitment in the college space. Courtesy of: IMG COLLEGE Major brands like Wendy’s, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Nissan are joining forces to create a mobile fan fest ...

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08/28/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Mark Dyer departs IMG College

Mark Dyer is leaving IMG after more than eight years, during which he worked on everything from the emerging college business to Danica Patrick’s entry to NASCAR. Dyer, 59, known by his friends as a serial entrepreneur, largely was responsible for finding new business opportunities, first a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/28/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Golf Channel extends NCAA deal

The men’s and women’s golf championships will head to Arizona in 2020. GETTY IMAGES It was Golf Channel’s first year of televising the NCAA golf championships when the network&rsquo ...

Tags: Colleges

08/28/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Long road to big games on first weekend

This weekend’s college football matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Florida State is a scheduling marvel — especially when you consider that it’s been seven years in the making. In 2010, Florida State was coming off a relat ...

Tags: Colleges

08/27/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Stanford Hosts Campbell Trophy Summit

Lessons from the football field came to life late last week in Silicon Valley during the inaugural Campbell Trophy Summit. The unique event, which marries leadership building and networking with the best of college football, ran Thursday-Saturday at Stanford. It is named after Bill Campbell , a for ...

08/21/17
SportsBusiness Journal: A season in the making

A new video board and premium areas are among the renovations at Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by: UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (2) A new Notre Dame ...

Tags: College Football Preview, In-Depth

08/21/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Big Ten Network’s survival story

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08/21/17
SportsBusiness Journal: First game gives BTN credibility

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