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Michael Smith

Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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ACC Network Will Be Based Out Of Bristol Instead Of Charlotte As Widely Thought

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 17

It was thought when ACC Commissioner John Swofford last year announced plans to launch an ACC Network by ’19 that the ESPN-owned channel would operate out of Charlotte and share its headquarters with SEC Network, which has been based in Charlotte since its launch in '14. ESPN has invested sign...

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11/20/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox To Announce Oklahoma State Deal

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11/19/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Hall sponsors clear way for construction

The new Atlanta-based College Football Hall of Fame has 10 sponsors on board and several more that are close to signing, giving it more than $50 million in funding to get construction off the ground. Builders will start constructing the hall of fame in downtown Atlanta in January or February with ...

Tags: Colleges

11/19/12
SportsBusiness Journal: ACC’s Kelly joins playoff system

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11/19/12
SportsBusiness Journal: March Madness memories on canvas

The NCAA’s 75th anniversary celebration will include a first March Madness art collection that features tournament champions and their coaches. The National Association of Basketball Coaches has commissioned renowned sports artist Opie Otterstad to create 74 paintings representing the coach ...

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN homes in on 12-year BCS package

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. ESPN is close to securing media rights for the entire college football playoff system, with industry sources pegging the new 12-year BCS package at $500 million a year. That means ESPN would own college football’s pos ...

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: WVU extends with CLC for 10 years

West Virginia University has struck a 10-year agreement for Collegiate Licensing Co. to continue as its licensing agent. This extends the trademark licensing relationship between the school and CLC, which started in July 2008. The Mountaineers have consistently been one of CLC’s top-20 best ...

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: What to watch in college basketball

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Other rivalries to watch

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Rivalry fuels college hoops

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: NLL moves live streaming to YouTube

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