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

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Program aims to stand out with MLS club partnership

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 13 / 17

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS: SOCCER The seeds for the only soccer-specific sports management track in the U.S. were planted two decades before its launch, when a business school professor from Colorado began debating a friend in London about whether the Dallas Cowboys ...

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