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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

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08/30/99
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08/12/99
ATTORNEY MAKES CASE FOR COLLEGE CONTRIBUTION DEDUCTION

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08/11/99
YOW, BABY! UNIV. OF MD FINISHED $500,000 IN THE BLACK

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07/30/99
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07/22/99
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