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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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Tags: Colleges, ACC

12/18/14
Lochmann's Resignation Comes Amid UM Staff Shakeup

Michigan Senior Associate AD & CMO Hunter Lochmann's resignation yesterday came less than two months after former AD Dave Brandon departed the university and "less than one week after" Lochmann's " controversial comments surrounding the Michigan brand being more important than the players who r ...

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12/18/14
Fired Pelini Slammed Nebraska AD Eichorst

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Tags: Colleges, Big Ten

12/17/14
Hollis Concerned By Booze-Heavy Gamedays

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis yesterday said from a safety and enjoyment standpoint, he is "concerned" about whether his department is "marketing to the wrong fan" for football games, according to Joe Rexrode of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Hollis said, "We have a lot of folks that are walking away ...

Tags: Colleges

12/17/14
FAU Continues Big Bet On Football

There are "precious few fans" who care about FAU football, as the school's "build-it-and-they-will-come strategy hasn't worked as hoped," according to Jeff Ostrowski of the PALM BEACH POST. Former football coach Howard Schnellenberger "persuaded FAU in the late 1990s to launch a football progra ...

Tags: Colleges

12/16/14
College Football Attendance Down In '14

FBS college football teams' collective home attendance this season "dipped to its lowest average in 14 years as many schools continue to struggle to fill seats," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. Crowds "averaged 43,483 fans per game," down 4% from '13 and the "lowest since 42,631" in ...

Tags: Colleges

12/16/14
Move March Madess To Help Regular Season Crowds?

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12/16/14
Nevada Cuts Costs To Profit From Bowls

The Univ. of Nevada is going to its ninth bowl game in 10 years, only missing out last season, and it "has managed to turn a profit every time," according to Dan Hinxman of the RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL. The school has "learned how to cut costs, and it has done so at an impressive rate." The "biggest cos ...

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12/16/14
NMSU AD Discusses Transitioning Into New Job

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12/15/14
Schools Use "Experiences" To Deepen Fan Connection

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