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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Mobile-Based Senior Bowl Extends With Title Sponsor Reese's

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

The Senior Bowl and title sponsor Reese’s have extended their agreement that kicked off in '14. The game in Mobile, Ala., highlights college football’s best seniors and junior graduates, placing them on teams coached by pro st...

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