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

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After Supreme Court hearing, it’s anyone’s bet on sports gambling

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 11 / 17

FREEMAN The day after the Supreme Court heard arguments on the suddenly percolating topic of whether states should be allowed to lift their bans on sports betting, American Gaming Association head Geo...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Some colleges ready to spend big-league bucks

The pitching coach at Louisiana State University, Dan Caneveri, got his first look at SportMaster at the American Baseball Coaches Association convention in Chicago last month. LSU coach Skip Bertman, who runs the Cadillac of college baseball programs, took a sniff of the technology, then wen ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Dreamer’s idea arrives without him

About 25 miles down Interstate 35 from Olathe, Kan., Don Rogers watches from his home as the company that he fathered takes the SportMaster Pro to the market without him. "It's kind of hurtful now that the product is making its debut," said Rogers, a computer engineer who founded Recreatio ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Neuberger gives sponsorships a whirl

An investment firm that last year entered the sports business fray with a division that manages athletes' money will dangle a toe into sports sponsorship, paying a journeyman PGA Tour player to wear its logo on his cap. Neuberger Berman last week announced that it had signed an endorsement d ...

Tags: Buick

SportsBusiness Journal: Gadget makers target big leagues, beyond

I n the dugout of baseball's Oakland A's, pitching coach Rick Peterson surrounds himself with charts, binders as thick as small-town phone books that show who throws what to whom in what situation, who hits what well and where they hit it, who run ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NHRA fires up ads for Daytona

Though it never has made a concerted effort to develop its brand identity nationally, the National Hot Rod Association had little trouble deciding where to introduce that message once it crafted it. The NHRA will unveil the television side of its national "We Have Ignition" advertising cam ...

Tags: ABC

SportsBusiness Journal: Cap masters win the numbers game

When the Jacksonville Jaguars study the other elite organizations in the NFL, they're looking beyond blocking schemes, pass routes and blitz combinations. They examine the way teams allocate resources to fill positions on the field. And they've found common patterns among the teams that are ...

Tags: Boeing, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Florida Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Dolphins, NBA, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Journal: Caps put a lid on labor costs

A s the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were readying for their respective conference championships — glowing testimony to the balancing wonders of draft, scheduling and salary cap in the NFL & ...

Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Pistons, Edmonton Oilers, Houston Rockets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NFL, NHL, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, San Francisco 49ers, LA Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

SportsBusiness Journal: M’s reach out to Japanese fans

The Seattle Mariners made thunderous news in Japan last month when they signed reliever Kazuhiro Sasaki to a two-year, $8 million contract. Now, they're trying to make sure the news resonates through the Pacific Northwest. Two weeks after signing Sasaki, who was the Central League MVP in Ja ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Marketer’s dream: The buyers are nuts

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

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