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

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Checking in with the sports class of 2005

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

Praveeta Singh P raveeta Singh was at a small software company, putting to work undergraduate degrees in marketing and information systems, when she was bitten by the bug. &ld...

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