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NCAA Sends Questionnaire On Discrimination To Organizing Groups

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 16

The NCAA on Friday announced it has "sent a questionnaire concerning discrimination issues to the local organizing groups in cities that have been named to host any NCAA event in any of its three competitive divisions or are interested in staging them." The move is a "follow-up" to action taken...

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