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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 14

Washington State Univ. will host a grand opening for its WSU Connections store in Spokane 4:30pm PT. The store will feature a school ticket office, staff for the Cougar Athletic Fund and IMG College, as well as a retail outlet.

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America's Cup Wanted 10K Rooms From San Diego

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Connecticut Open Sees Attendance Increase

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