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David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Thanks for playing: ’14 hoops gift list

03 / 10 / 14

When the 200 players from the 14 teams participating in the SEC men’s basketball tournament converge this week at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, they will be invited to visit a room at the arena and choose from a variety of gifts that include a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a Bose SoundDock digit...

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