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Inaugural Sydney Cup Expected To Be Played In Front Of More Than 60,000 Fans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 24 / 16

American college football "has landed Down Under," according to James Buckley of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. About 400 athletes, coaches, staff and scouts "are in town for this weekend's clash between University of California, Berkeley and University of Hawaii where upwards of 60,000 fans are expecte...

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