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Big 12 Reportedly Choosing Among Dallas, San Antonio, K.C. For Football Title Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 28 / 16

The "finalists for the Big 12 football championship game," which returns next season, are "believed to be" Dallas, San Antonio and K.C., according to a source cited by Dennis Dodd of CBSSPORTS.com. The conference "intends to award games in a five-year block" from '17-'21. The source said that t...

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Brewery Signs On With Colorado State Stadium

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