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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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Astros Take PR Hit With Unsigned Top Pick

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MLB Franchise Notes

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Franchise Notes

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