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Michael Smith

Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Pool Reporter: Yahoo's Pat Forde Preps For College Football Season From Singapore

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

Yahoo Sports’ PAT FORDE , best known for his college-focused “Forde-Yard Dash” and “Forde Minutes” columns, found himself in a unique position this week. As he prepares for his busiest stretch of the year, his 16-year-old daughter BROOKE is competing in the World Jun...

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06/27/11
SportsBusiness Journal: A smooth game

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Tags: Colleges

06/27/11
SportsBusiness Journal: FanVision makes push with PGA Tour

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Tags: PGA Tour, Golf, Fox, NBC, U.S. Open, ESPN, Golf Channel, Media

06/27/11
SportsBusiness Journal: Longhorn Net looks for distribution

Two months before its planned Aug. 26 launch, the University of Texas’ Longhorn Network is seeking its first distribution partner. Industry sources say that ESPN, which is selling the channel to cable operators, wants 40 cents per subscriber per month for placement on expanded basic cable t ...

Tags: ESPN, Big Ten Network, Time Warner, Verizon, Fox, Football, Media, IMG, Media

06/20/11
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG taps 2 for U.S. golf

On the heels of Mark Steinberg’s departure, IMG Golf selected two new department heads who are based in London and Singapore. The natural reaction to the heightened global focus, both internally and externally, was: What about the U.S.? IMG has addressed that question by coming up with the ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/20/11
SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour tees up pick 'em game

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

06/20/11
SportsBusiness Journal: RBS re-signs with USGA

The U.S. Golf Association and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed to a multiyear extension that will keep the financial services giant as one of just four corporate sponsors of the U.S. Open. RBS was in the final year of the initial four-year con ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, USGA, Golf

06/17/11
SportsBusiness Daily: Study: Youth Spending More On Golf

American Express released a report Friday that showed the 18-29 demo increased its spending on golf by 27% from '07-11. All other age groups decreased their spending during this period. The data is in the new U.S. Business & Consumer Golf Spending report from AmEx. The biggest hit came from seni ...

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06/16/11
SportsBusiness Daily: RBC To Title Sponsor PGA Tour's Heritage

RBC has struck a five-year deal with the PGA Tour to be the title sponsor of The Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C. The tournament was played without a title sponsor this year after Verizon chose not to renew its entitlement. An announcement on RBC's new deal is expected this afternoon. RBC and the Tour ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, PGA Tour

06/16/11
SportsBusiness Daily: Capital One To Sponsor CWS Fan Fest

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06/13/11
SportsBusiness Journal: Polo dresses up U.S. Open sales

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