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Canadiens' Geoff Molson, Jets' Mark Chipman Join NHL Exec Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHL BOG on Friday elected Canadiens Owner Geoff Molson and Jets Owner Mark Chipman to its 10-member Exec Committee. The two replace late Flyers Owner Ed Snider and Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos, Jr. , who was not re-elected. The other eight members include Henry Samueli (Ducks), Murr...

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Bowlsby: CFP Has Room For Improvement

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the CFP has room for improvement as it begins its third year in determining the sport’s national champion. “There’s a lot of magic in it, there isn’t any doubt about it,” Bowlsby said on Day 2 of the ’16 Learfield Intercolleg ...

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12/09/16
Taking Entries For '17 Sports Business Awards

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Daily Download....

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Ten Cities Bidding To Host Future Army-Navy Games

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12/09/16
Authority Member Blasts Penguins Civic Arena Efforts

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12/09/16
IOC Selecting '24, '28 Games Hosts Next Year?

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Bucks' Edens Buying Into E-Sports

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NHL's Oly Participation, CBA Still Linked?

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