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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 ...

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