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IMG College, USF To Part Ways When Multimedia Deal Expires

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 20 / 17

IMG College and USF will part ways when their multimedia rights contract ends on June 30. IMG has owned the rights at USF since '07. Neither side would comment, but sources said that several months of renewal talks did not produce an extension, prompting the rights holder to exit at the end of the c...

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