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Van Wagner Sports Lands Colonial's Marketing, Multimedia Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 25 / 16

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment has acquired the marketing and multimedia rights to the Colonial Athletic Association in a multiyear deal that will be announced today. Van Wagner's Collegiate Services division will manage and market the conference's rights, including the corporate sponsorship ...

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