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Conference USA Hires PR Firm To Make Marshall's Case For CFP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 24 / 14

Conference USA has hired PR firm Brener Zwikel & Associates to "help promote the conference and make Marshall's case with respect to the first College Football Playoff." The firm, which counts the Rose Bowl, Dodgers and Speedo as clients, sent out a release highlighting Marshall's 7-0 recor...

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Nets Owner Prokhorov Discusses Brooklyn Move

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