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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Learfield appoints regional sales chiefs

04 / 07 / 14

Learfield Sports has appointed regional sales chiefs in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta to bolster its national sales efforts. The four new regional vice presidents will report to Roy Seinfeld, Learfield’s executive vice president of national sales. The four hires will have both ...

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03/24/08
SEC may take $2.7M ticket hit from tourney

The Southeastern Conference could stand to lose as much as $2.7 million in ticket revenue after its men’s basketball tournament was temporarily thrown into disarray by a tornado in downtown Atlanta. Charles Bloom, an SEC associate commissioner, said the conference is working on a refund ...

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03/24/08
NCAA tourney’s guiding force

The phone conversation started as nothing out of the ordinary. The year was 1973 and Tom Jernstedt, then the NCAA’s rookie director of events, was giving Providence basketball coach Dave Gavitt the lay of the land in St. Louis, where the Final Four would soon be held. They talked for ...

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03/17/08
LifeLock builds its identity with race deal

LifeLock, a company that protects against identity theft, has struck a three-year deal to title sponsor the June Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The title sponsorship continues LifeLock’s growing presence in NASCAR, which previously included title sponsorship of t ...

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03/17/08
Peak Motor Oil expands Indy sponsorship portfolio

Peak Motor Oil, in its first season as the Indy Racing League’s official motor oil, will expand its presence in the sport by also sponsoring the IndyCar Series’ pole award along with one of its retail partners. For the first six events of the season, which begins March 29, the award ...

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03/10/08
No one laughs at Vandy now

It’s been nearly five years since Vanderbilt University detonated the traditional model of an athletics department and did away with the position of athletic director. It was hardly well-received. “The first reaction was to hit the panic button,” said Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt’s basebal ...

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03/10/08
Ford rolling out 150-foot display at NHRA event

Ford will unveil one of the largest displays ever at an NHRA event — a 4,800-square-foot interactive area — this week at the race in Gainesville, Fla., emphasizing its Motorcraft products and growing line of Quick Lane tire and service centers. The display will be part of the midway ...

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03/03/08
United series begins ‘long trek of rebuilding’

Amid the congratulatory handshakes and backslaps last week, questions hung over the merger of the Indy Racing League and Champ Car: Has the damage to open-wheel racing been done? Is it too late for the sport to regain its relevance? After 12 years of split series, confusion and lost ...

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03/03/08
Big Ten could reap $2.8B from network deal

News Corp. projects that the Big Ten Network could pay $2.8 billion to the Big Ten Conference over the 25-year life of its deal to operate the channel, according to the media company’s most recent 10-Q federal filing, which provided the first glimpse of its agreement with the conference. ...

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03/03/08
Dunkin’ signs for a cup of coffee with NHRA

After sniffing around NASCAR for the better part of a year, Dunkin’ Donuts has entered into a two-race test sponsorship in the NHRA. Dunkin’ Donuts has struck a team deal with David Powers Motorsports to sponsor developmental driver Zach Beard, as well as a league deal to provide a r ...

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02/25/08
Adidas eyes a ‘fan experience’ presence at tracks

Adidas is negotiating with Hendrick Motorsports and a handful of speedways to broaden its rights in NASCAR beyond its deal with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mark Clinard , Adidas’ business director of motorsports, said in Daytona that he’d like to acquire rights at select tracks to develop ...

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