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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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SportsBusiness Journal: Licensing biz grows with CLC

Linda Gilbert, the longtime licensing chief at the University of Missouri, was stopped in her tracks on a football Saturday about 10 years ago when she saw lewd T-shirts being sold on a fraternity lot. Gilbert approached the students and told th ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Journal: Power of Texas athletics

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. DeLoss Dodds sat around a table with friends and business partners a few weeks ago, dining on steak and sipping wine at Plaza III in Kansas City. The occasion was the Big 12 spring meetings, where the conference discussed, among o ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ADs sound off

SportsBusiness Journal college writer Michael Smith asked five athletic directors about the pressures on their budgets, the never-ending search for additional revenue, and how they’re trying to maintain their schools’ competitiveness ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: UM Raises $200,000 For Tornado Relief

The Univ. of Missouri has sold 18,500 T-shirts to raise more than $200,000 for the school's Joplin Relief Fund. The fund goes to victims of the tornadoes that leveled Joplin, Mo., last month. The school's athletic department worked with the bookstore to create specially designed "One ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Mark Wilson To Endorse Northwestern Mutual

Mark Wilson , a two-time winner this year on the PGA Tour, has struck a multiyear endorsement deal with Northwestern Mutual. Beginning with next week’s U.S. Open, Wilson will wear the marks of the insurance and financial company on his apparel. Terms of the agreement between Wilson and Northw ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Tom Nolan To Caddy For Friend In U.S. Open

TOM NOLAN , who runs Polo Ralph Lauren’s golf and tennis initiatives, will be busier than normal next week at the U.S. Open. In addition to directing Polo’s official apparel relationship with the USGA, Nolan will be caddying for MICHAEL BARBOSA , a friend who qualified for the tourname ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: LPGA's Higdon Leaving To Join NASCAR

LPGA CCO DAVID HIGDON has been hired by NASCAR to be the sanctioning body’s Managing Dir for its newly formed Integrated Marketing Communications department. Higdon, formerly of the ATP and Champ Car, where he worked on the unification of open-wheel racing with IndyCar, will begin at NASCAR ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Michigan, Notre Dame sign seat-cushion deals

The hard wood and metal bleacher seats inside the football stadiums at Michigan and Notre Dame are about to get a little softer for season-ticket holders. Those schools have struck a deal with IMG College to install cushioned seats for those ticket holders who buy the seating plan. For $32, fans ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Moss taking reins at CLC

Cory Moss, in his 17th year at Collegiate Licensing Co., is moving into the top spot at CLC in the aftermath of departures by key senior executives Pat Battle and Derek Eiler. Moss CLC, which handles the lic ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Bevacqua hire highlights CAA’s golf interests

CAA Sports has sent the signal that it will become more deeply involved in golf with the hiring of former U.S. Golf Association executive Pete Bevacqua. TIFFIN WARNOCK Pete Bevacqua spent more than 10 years at the ...

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