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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Cohon builds cultural identity for CFL

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 15 / 14

When Mark Cohon interviewed for the commissioner’s job at the Canadian Football League seven years ago, he closed with a caveat born of his early-career experiences at Major League Baseball, where the owners ousted Fay Vincent, and the NBA, where, at least publicly, they followed David Stern i...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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09/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Cohon builds cultural identity for CFL

When Mark Cohon interviewed for the commissioner’s job at the Canadian Football League seven years ago, he closed with a caveat born of his early-career experiences at Major League Baseball, where the owners ousted Fay Vincent, and the NBA, where, at least publicly, they followed David Stern i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/12/14
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08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors cover the bases

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Tags: In-Depth

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Little League faces changing times

At the red brick museum that preserves the history of Little League, each visitor’s trip begins as the organization did, in the backyard of Carl Stotz, a 29-year-old lumber store clerk who, as the story goes, hatched the idea for well-tended, child-sized ballfields after tripping on a lilac bu ...

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Checking in with the class of 2005

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: MBA grads reflect

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Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Soccer’s growing reach

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Tags: In-Depth

05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lifetime Achievement: Dan Rooney

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Tags: Sports Business Awards

05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Rooney Rule: Just do the right thing

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Tags: Sports Business Awards

05/19/14
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