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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Univ. of Bridgeport named Associate AD/Business & Compliance ANTHONY VITTI  interim AD ( UB )....Black Hills State Univ. promoted Administrative Assistant COLLEEN MISCHKE  to Assistant AD & Senior Woman Administrator ( BHSU ). Do you have an executive announcement? If so, ...

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Mobilitie To Install Wi-Fi At Nationwide Arena

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USOC Agrees To Endorse Olympic Museum

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Harris County (Texas) Judge Ed Emmett on Thursday called a proposal by the Texans and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo to "demolish the Astrodome and replace it with a park-like green space 'a silly plan'" and pleaded with members of the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston to " ...

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Packers Unveil Impressive New Pro Shop

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NBA Kings Put Demands On Arena Opponents

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Atlanta Mayor Wants Firm Exit Date For Braves

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed last month sent a letter to the Braves "requesting a firm departure date" in anticipation of their move to Cobb County, according to Klepal & Leslie of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Reed yesterday said that he has asked Braves officials "whether they plan to ren ...

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NYRA Upgrades Saratoga Race Course

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Oakland Mayor Wants To Stall O.co Coliseum Vote

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Selig Leaves Rays' Ballpark Talks To Sternberg

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