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Michael Smith

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

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Varsity’s boss helps cheerleading bring it on

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

Jeff Webb’s company, Varsity, first began running cheerleading competitions in 1980. Some 37 years later, cheerleading has gained provisional status from the International Olympic Committee with the hope that the sport could become part of the Olympic Games in the future. This week’s Wo...

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10/10/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Stricklin's underdog role on to Florida

Scott Stricklin, who helped Mississippi State make gains as AD, starts at Florida on Nov. 1. Photo by: FLORIDA COMMUNICATIONS One of Scott Stricklin’s favorite books is Malcolm ...

Tags: Colleges

10/10/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Coors Light gets into college concerts

Coors Light later this month will launch a new concert series with four stops that takes big-name acts to college towns. Big & Rich, Snoop Dogg, Dustin Lynch and Jerrod Niemann are among the performers who will play the night before three regular-season rivalry football games, as well as the ...

Tags: Colleges

10/07/16
SportsBusiness Daily: USC Hires Mitch Huberman For Coliseum

USC has hired veteran L.A. sports exec Mitch Huberman to oversee revenue opportunities for L.A. Memorial Coliseum, which is managed by the school. Huberman’s title at the Coliseum will be Chief Business Development Officer, reporting to GM Joe Furin . He will be in charge of sponsorshi ...

10/06/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Four Final Bids Emerge In Learfield Sale

Four final bidders have emerged in the sale of Learfield: TPG Capital, Comcast’s Atairos, New Mountain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Final bids were due on Tuesday, and sources said a decision could come any day now. Learfield, which is currently owned by Providence Equity, is expec ...

10/03/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Mountain West aims campaign at Hispanics

Nearly half of the undergraduate population at the University of New Mexico is Hispanic. At Fresno State, the Hispanic enrollment represents 46 percent of the total students. The closer the Mountain West examined its members, like New Mexico and Fresno State, the more the conference office questi ...

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10/03/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Pac-12 adds 76 as presenting sponsor

The Pac-12 will have a presenting sponsor of its football championship game for the first time this season. Gasoline retail store 76, a Phillips 66 brand with deep roots in California, signed on as presenting sponsor in a deal spearheaded by Pac-12 Networks Executive Vice President Neil Davis. ...

Tags: Colleges

10/03/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Stanford mobile ticket sales rise

Stanford University has seen the number of football tickets sold through mobile jump 33 percent after overhauling its mobile web platform this season. The Cardinal worked with its software provider, Spectra Ticketing, to revamp the mobile web design for its ticket buyers by using larger buttons, ...

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09/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Opus Bank To Sponsor Pac-12

California-based Opus Bank has agreed to a multiyear deal that makes it the official bank of the Pac-12 Conference. Opus, which replaces Bank of the West, will have an array of assets, ranging from advertising on the linear Pac-12 Networks to a full presence at league championship events and a robus ...

09/27/16
SportsBusiness Daily: CSMG To Manage CAA's Media Rights

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09/26/16
SportsBusiness Journal: CSM chief Zak Brown to resign

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