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Last Chance To Enter SBD/SBJ's Annual Super Bowl Bowl Pick 'Em

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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Emmert Talks About Various Hot Topics

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SDSU Expects A Profit From Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego State Univ. "figures to go into the black and make a profit" for the upcoming San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against Navy, "rather than dipping into the red as it did last year" when it traveled to Boise for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against the Univ. at Buffalo ...

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Michigan Solicited PR Help From Edelman This Fall

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UW Looks To Gain In Hoops Attendance

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Hawaii AD Ben Jay Resigns After Two Years

Hawaii AD Ben Jay yesterday "announced his resignation," just "two years and two days after accepting the role," according to a front-page piece by Jason Kaneshiro of the HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER. Jay cited "personal and family reasons" for stepping aside. He plans to "remain on the job through June ...

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Bowlsby: Big 12 Won't Rush Into Change

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Big 12 Left Out Of Inaugural CFP

The CFP selection committee's decision yesterday to award the fourth spot in the inaugural playoff to Ohio State over either TCU or Baylor "could impact the Big 12 -- from the way it picks its champion to the return of a title game and even a serious discussion of expansion back to 12 teams," accord ...

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Did CFP Select Big Names Over Talent?

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Florida's Buyout For CSU's McElwain Sets New High

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College Bowls Line Up Gifts For Players

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