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Michael Smith

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

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StubHub doubles number of SEC partners

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

Judging by StubHub’s 40-plus college relationships, including three new deals in the Southeastern Conference, the trepidation coming from schools about the secondary ticket market has dissipated. StubHub has finalized ticketing and sponsorship deals at LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, p...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dan Shell Leaving Fox Sports For IMG College

DAN SHELL , who has orchestrated the growth of Fox Sports’ collegiate multimedia rights business over the last four years, has left the company to rejoin IMG College in a yet-to-be-announced role, industry sources say. He is expected to continue his work in multimedia rights, where IMG Colleg ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, IMG

SportsBusiness Daily: Learfield To Title-Sponsor SBJ/SBD College Event

Learfield, the multimedia rightsholder that has partnerships with more than 100 colleges, has agreed with SBJ/SBD to title sponsor the annual Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in N.Y. This week’s announcement of Learfield’s title sponsorship comes at a time when the Plano, Texas, comp ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Outfront Media acquires Rockbridge

Multimedia rights holder Outfront Media Sports is acquiring Rockbridge Sports Group in a move that will reunite three fixtures in college marketing. Doug Paschal will continue to oversee Outfront’s sports division as general manager and vice president. Rockbridge principals David Johnston a ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Spartans outsource rights to Fox

Michigan State, one of the last power five schools to manage its multimedia rights in-house, has agreed to outsource those rights to Fox Sports, industry sources say. Related story: • Central Florida to manage its rights in-house The contract, nearly two years in the making, h ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: UCF to manage its rights in-house

The University of Central Florida is bucking the college trend of outsourcing its multimedia rights and instead will create an in-house team to manage its media, corporate sponsorships and marketing. Related story: • Spartans outsource rights to Fox UCF, a school with more tha ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Learfield to sponsor college forum

Learfield, the multimedia rights holder that has partnerships with more than 100 colleges, has agreed with Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal/Daily to title sponsor the annual Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York. This week’s announcement of Learfield’s title spo ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Fox gains Villanova multimedia rights

Fox Sports has strengthened its business hold in the Big East Conference with a new multimedia rights agreement at Villanova University. Villanova, which earlier agreed to break off negotiations with its former rights holder, IMG College, will begin working with Fox at the start of the 2016-17 ac ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Company Watch: 3 Point Productions

As Pat Walker stood on the sidelines of a National Lacrosse League game in Seattle four years ago, he never envisioned that his company might transform into one of the leading event producers in the collegiate marketplace. The plan for 3 Point P ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Villanova, IMG College To Part Ways

Villanova and IMG College have agreed to part ways after attempts to negotiate an extension failed. IMG College had been Villanova’s multimedia rights holder since '01, going back to the days when ISP Sports ran the Wildcats’ property. Villanova’s contract with IMG expired last Jul ...

SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour moves licensing business

Fermata Partners has supplanted IMG as the PGA Tour’s trademark licensing agency, ending a 20-year commercial relationship between the tour and IMG. Atlanta-based Fermata, a division of CAA Sports, takes over the tour’s global licensing business exclusively as part of a new long-term ...

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