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Cardinals' Arians, Bidwill Called "Pioneers" For Making Welter NFL's First Female Coach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

As the first NFL team to employ a female coach, the Cardinals are "forever stamped as pioneers," according to Dan Bickley of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Yesterday's introduction of Jen Welter, hired to coach inside linebackers in training camp and preseason, "did not generate the expected sonic boom" with...

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Whitecaps Hope To Compete Sans Big Spending

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Jaguars Building Younger Fan Base

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Season-Ticket Holders Upset With Blazers' Brass

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Penguins Ask Fans For New Tech Ideas

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Jordan Reneges On Mavs To Re-Sign With Clippers

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Pelicans' Ticket Sales Doing "Much Better"

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NWSL Teams Continue Seeing Ticket-Sales Surge

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