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

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Social Media Company SM2 Providing Funding Assistance To Schools For Athlete Training

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 17

Social media is viewed as the primary means of communication for three out of four college athletes, coaches and staff members, according to results of a recent survey by a social media consultancy that works with college athletic programs and pro teams. That should serve as a wake-up call for ADs w...

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