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Bill King

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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SportsBusiness Journal: The journey of John Abbamondi

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01/05/16
SportsBusiness Daily: UFC Names Nakisa Bidarian CFO

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SportsBusiness Journal: Rousey's legacy remains

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11/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Promos tied to UFC 200

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11/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Boxing's next pay-per-view star

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11/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Boland to take helm at Ohio program

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Kery Davis, Howard U

Soon after he left his role as a senior vice president at HBO Sports two years ago, Kery Davis sat down with his wife to identify the goals for his next career opportunity. He wanted to stay in sports, work with young people and make a difference beyond a balance sheet. He found the intersection of ...

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11/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Higdon To Chair Advisory Board

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