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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

Broncos VP/PR Patrick Smyth posted this photo of coach John Fox congratulating Sports Authority Field at Mile High electrician  Mike Gray on his 13 years with the team.

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07/30/14
NCAA Concussion Settlement Faces Scrutiny

The NCAA yesterday reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action head-injury lawsuit, the "latest attempt by the NCAA to address concerns over athletes' rights," according to Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. The settlement brings "a significant change in the care and safety of all current and for ...

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07/30/14
SMU Sees $350K In Beer, Wine Sales For Hoops

SMU sold "nearly $350,000 in beer and wine at basketball games last season, far outpacing sales for other concessions," according to Melissa Repko of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The boost in sales from beer and wine "suggests SMU could see sizable increases in revenue when it expands sales this fall to ...

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07/29/14
NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit

The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit" by creating a $70M fund to "diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The N ...

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07/29/14
Big Ten's Delany Addresses Push For Autonomy

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07/29/14
Q&A With Michigan AD Dave Brandon

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07/28/14
Barbour The First Female AD At Penn State

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07/25/14
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07/24/14
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07/24/14
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