About The Author

Michael Smith

Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

Featured Story

IMG College To Handle Multimedia Rights For Eastern Michigan Univ.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

Eastern Michigan Univ. today will announce that it has signed IMG College to represent its multimedia rights. The five-year agreement gives IMG College the rights to all of the university's advertising and sponsorship inventory. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. The school ...

Read More

More Stories by this Author

01/05/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Schools seek better ways to leverage Web content

Surf from one university athletic Web site to another and you would think they are all related. Press releases, streaming video, team pages — there’s a predictable feel to most of them. Figuring out the next iteration of what these sites should be is a moving target. It seems a ...

Tags: In-Depth

12/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: College Bash returns with NCAA approval

Organizers of the Gridiron Bash are planning a comeback for the innovative event that combines musical acts and college spring football games into a weekend of entertainment. Armed with a seal-of-approval letter from the NCAA and a limitless budget of optimism, Bash stewards Shawn Garrity ...

Tags: This Week's News

12/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR targets 4 open sponsor categories

NASCAR will go into 2009 with openings in at least four categories — rental car, quick-service restaurant, home improvement store and digital photography — while five other sponsors renewed their official status deals. The biggest defection comes from Home Depot, which has sp ...

Tags: This Week's News

12/15/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Duke basketball getting stand-alone Web site

Duke University plans to formally launch a Web site this week dedicated to men’s basketball that represents yet another unique way schools are creating and controlling their own content. DukeBluePlanet.com will be independent of the Blue Devils’ official athletic site, GoDuke.c ...

Tags: This Week's News

12/15/08
SportsBusiness Journal: NACDA deals help brands catch eyes of ADs

Companies like Under Armour and Learfield Sports are finding value in sponsorships with NACDA, the association of university athletic directors, that puts those brands and agencies front and center with key decision-makers in the college space. Under Armour most recently joined NACDA ...

Tags: This Week's News

12/08/08
SportsBusiness Journal: ISP makes a deal with the (Sun) Devils

Arizona State’s multimedia rights have been awarded to ISP Sports, giving the rights holder five of the 10 schools in the Pac-10 Conference. The 10-year deal will begin July 1, 2009, and guarantee the Sun Devils a little more than $7 million a year, industry sources said, making it o ...

Tags: This Week's News

12/08/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Has realignment worked?

When the ACC begins negotiations next year on a new TV contract, the league will be in year six of its move to a 12-team, two-division superconference. In many ways, the strength of that next deal will serve as a referendum on the ACC’s expansion, which added Miami, Virginia Tech and ...

Tags: In-Depth

12/08/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Who’s next for realignment?

Some think conferences in the West are prime for the next round of realignment. In the five years since conference realignment shook collegiate athletics, the industry has braced itself for what might be next. Isn’t the Pac-10 ripe f ...

Tags: In-Depth

12/01/08
SportsBusiness Journal: ACC targets Tampa to rejuvenate title game

In the middle of Tampa, where the ACC will give rebirth to its football championship game this week, an eye-catching 60-foot Tampa Bay Rays banner hangs from a downtown bank building. The original idea called for the banner to carry an ACC championship game logo, but when the Rays made the ...

Tags: This Week's News

12/01/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Earnhardt’s ‘dominance is just uncanny’ in study

What’s in a name? A lot, according to the Davie-Brown Index’s latest study of motorsports drivers. The index, which measures attributes such as awareness, appeal and trust, found that NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the NHRA father-daughter tandem of John and Ashley Force ...

Tags: This Week's News

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug