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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Alabama’s success delivers big payday

04 / 21 / 14

Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Roll Tide is right. The University of Alabama is set to capitalize on its success over the last five years by signing one of the nation’s most lucrative multimedia ...

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04/21/14
IMG College hires radio sales exec

IMG College has brought in a veteran Westwood One sales executive to spearhead its first national radio sales campaign. Eddie Quagliariello comes to IMG College with 23 years of experience in national sales. As vice president of national radio sales, Quagliariello will be based in New York and re ...

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04/21/14
Northwestern Mutual lands Rose Bowl deal

Northwestern Mutual will be the new presenting sponsor of the Rose Bowl, according to industry sources, in a deal that makes it a major supporter of the new college football playoff structure. The Rose Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 1, 2015, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

04/21/14
U.S. Open Experience grows at Pinehurst

The U.S. Golf Association is taking its national championships to the people with an array of events during its men’s and women’s tournaments in Pinehurst, N.C. “We have a real desire to open up the U.S. Open for everybody beyond the gates,” said Sarah Hirshland, the USGA& ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

04/07/14
Learfield appoints regional sales chiefs

Learfield Sports has appointed regional sales chiefs in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta to bolster its national sales efforts. The four new regional vice presidents will report to Roy Seinfeld, Learfield’s executive vice president of national sales. The four hires will have both ...

Tags: Colleges

04/07/14
Octagon reboots golf rep business

Octagon has re-entered the golf representation business as it looks to dive back into athlete management and golf course development. The company has hired four veteran executives, including Stuart Cage, formerly the lead agent for Chubby Chandler’s ISM where he managed Rory McIlroy. It has ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/07/14
Northwestern Mutual extends NCAA deal

NCAA corporate partner Northwestern Mutual extended its sponsorship through 2020 in the days leading up to the Final Four. Northwestern’s original deal, signed in 2012, was good through 2015, but the financial services and insurance company elected to renew early. The extension was struck w ...

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03/31/14
PrimeSport sells inside, outside AT&T

PrimeSport’s Final Four fan hospitality area will have a space for up to 4,000 customers within the footprint of the NCAA’s Tip-Off Tailgate at AT&T Stadium. PrimeSport is the official hospitality provider for the NCAA a ...

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03/31/14
In Big D, logistics require two parties

The hub of the NCAA’s music and entertainment at the Final Four will be in downtown Dallas, but event organizers are expanding their offerings at AT&T Stadium to create the largest on-site party the NCAA’s ever had. Turner Live Events, a division of Turner Broadcasting, manages al ...

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03/24/14
Inside Turner, ready for tipoff

Twenty minutes before the Turner Sports studio team launches its coverage of the NCAA tournament’s “First Four,” Steve Smith and Grant Hill sit behind the studio desk filling out their brackets. “Can Iowa State beat Michigan State?” Hill asks Smith, the former Sparta ...

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03/17/14
Dove spotlights Wright in ‘Easy Decisions’

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright, wearing a black pinstripe suit, looks intently at the two bottles of body wash put before him. With all of the intensity of a Villanova huddle in the final seconds of a tense NCAA tournament ga ...

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