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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Fox Rolling Out New Broadcast Elements For Big Ten Title Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

Fox Sports will use the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday as a platform to unleash some of its newest broadcast elements. Foremost among the innovations will be the view from the referee’s cap and the broadcast in VR. GoPro worked with Fox and Big Ten officials to design a referee-wor...

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05/21/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Channel again in SEC talks

The SEC is weeks away from restructuring its media rights deal with its current partners, CBS and ESPN, according to several industry sources, and in addition to talks about increasing rights fees, the conversations have also included more talk about a conference channel that could be ready for laun ...

Tags: Media

05/21/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Illinois signs with Learfield

The University of Illinois, one of the few schools nationally that has kept its multimedia rights in-house over the years, has reached a 10-year agreement to outsource those rights to Learfield Sports. The Fighting Illini had been resistant to the outsource model, even though most of their peers ...

Tags: Colleges

05/17/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Byron Nelson Tourney Unveils Social Media Initiatives

This week’s PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship, which began today in Dallas, will unveil several new social media initiatives designed to connect with and reward fans at TPC Las Colinas. Twitter posts tagged with #HPBNC will be streamed on full-color, big screen TVs and scoreboards. The Cad ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

05/17/12
SportsBusiness Daily: HP Byron Nelson Unveils Social Media Plans

This week’s PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship, which tees off today in Dallas, will unveil several new social media initiatives designed to connect with and reward fans at TPC Las Colinas. Twitter posts tagged with #HPBNC will be streamed on full-color, big screen TVs and scoreboards. The ...

05/14/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Bowl sponsors get one-stop shopping

Marketing rights to 33 college bowl games will be available to sponsors from one source for the first time under an agreement reached by the Football Bowl Association and FishBait Marketing. By aggregating the marketing rights to all but two of the bowl games in college football’s postseaso ...

Tags: Colleges

05/14/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Lewis looks beyond hoops

In his 14 years of working on the Olympics, Mark Lewis developed an understanding of where amateur athletics and commercialism meet. He is now the NCAA’s guy to oversee that delicate intersection. “We’re not going to start having rock ’n’ roll concerts where a basket ...

Tags: Colleges

05/14/12
SportsBusiness Journal: ACC ups its rights fees by a third

More games, more rights and most of all, more money. That’s what was at stake when the ACC reopened its 1-year-old media contract with ESPN. The new terms, signed off on last week by the network and the conference, elevate the ACC’s media revenue to $3.6 billion over the next 15 years ...

Tags: Media

05/10/12
SportsBusiness Daily: IMG Files Motion Against Jon Wagner

IMG Worldwide filed a motion and was granted a temporary restraining order against Jon Wagner, prohibiting the former IMG golf agent from signing IMG players or hiring IMG employees. The Cuyahoga County common pleas court issued the restraining order to restrict Wagner from signing golfers who are c ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, IMG

05/09/12
SportsBusiness Daily: ACC, ESPN Renegotiate TV Rights Deal

Expansion paid off handsomely for the ACC. The conference's newly renegotiated media contract with ESPN -- announced today -- will pay $3.6B over the next 15 years, an average of $240M per year, according to industry sources. That's just shy of the record $250M deal the Pac-12 negotiated w ...

05/08/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Kevin Lynch Leaving IMG Golf

IMG Golf suffered another blow yesterday when one of its top agents and recruiters among the amateur golf ranks, Kevin Lynch , decided to leave the company. A five-year IMG Golf veteran and a former college golf coach, Lynch worked closely with IMG golfers Kevin Na and Jamie Lovemark . The forme ...

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