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College Esports Growing, But Treatment By Athletic Departments Still A Question

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

Eight teams are competing for the "League of Legends" College Championship throughout the weekend at the North America LCS Arena in Santa Monica, Calif., which is "double the amount of teams included in the first three years of this competition," according to Kieran Darcy of ESPN.com. The growth is...

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Executive Transactions

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AT&T Ends Rose Bowl Deal

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Calipari Gets Contract Extension

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Univ. Of CO Raises Football Prices

The Boulder DAILY CAMERA reported that the Univ. of CO "recently mailed out season ticket renewal forms which include an 8.5 percent hike compared to 2001 prices." Colorado has seven home games this y

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Final Men's NCAA Hoop Ratings

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Media Notes

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NCAA's High School Proposal

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Names In The News

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Fox Lobbying NFL For More Ads

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Big 12 Solidifies Three Bowl Deals

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