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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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07/18/14
USOC Agrees To Endorse Olympic Museum

Supporters of the proposed U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs have "signed a 30-year agreement" with the USOC that will "allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays," according to a front-page piece by Rich Laden of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. Supporters said that the agreement ...

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07/18/14
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07/17/14
Packers Unveil Impressive New Pro Shop

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today at the new Packers Pro Shop at Lambeau Field, which is "21,500 square feet of glamour, kitsch and cuteness offered with big-city style," according to a front-page piece by Richard Ryman of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. The shop has Packers gear for "tiny quart ...

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07/17/14
NBA Kings Put Demands On Arena Opponents

The NBA Kings are in the midst of "defending their arena construction project against a citizens’ lawsuit," and the team is demanding project opponents post a $100M bond to "cover the 'substantial' losses the team would suffer if litigation delays completion of the arena," according to Dale Ka ...

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07/17/14
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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07/17/14
NYRA Upgrades Saratoga Race Course

NYRA President & CEO Chris Kay yesterday "outlined changes to the organization and Saratoga Race Course," but not everyone is "thrilled with some of his moves," according to a front-page piece by Dennis Yusko of the Albany TIMES UNION. Kay "introduced a new team of executives he said would enhan ...

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07/17/14
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07/16/14
Oakland Mayor Wants To Stall O.co Coliseum Vote

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is "privately pushing" City Council members to "hit the brakes" on the pending 10-year lease for the A's at O.co Coliseum  to give her team more time to negotiate, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Quan said that she had asked interim City Admin ...

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Selig Leaves Rays' Ballpark Talks To Sternberg

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