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Michael Smith

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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08/14/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Arkansas, IMG College sign extension

The University of Arkansas has agreed to a 10-year, $137 million multimedia rights extension with IMG College that will be among the most lucrative in the country. Included in the guaranteed revenue will be $6 million that is earmarked for the installation of Wi-Fi at the Razorbacks’ footba ...

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08/14/17
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG College launching Tailgate Club

IMG College is starting a new business in the increasingly competitive tailgating space by providing food, drink and other party essentials for college football fans at the game. The Tailgate Club will launch this season by providing its service at three schools to start: Kansas, Washington and W ...

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07/31/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Biz side vs. performance side

An executive search on the business side is far different from a search for a performance-side position such as team general manager or head coach. Turnkey Sports & Entertainment has worked on a variety of searches over the last 16 months in Atlanta, ranging from the Hawks’ general mana ...

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07/31/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Colleges: Big competition, tough jobs

Want to know why universities are willing to pay six figures for a search firm to help identify their next athletic director? Len Perna, who runs Turnkey Sports & Entertainment’s search business, has one answer. “The AD position truly is the most difficult job in sports,” ...

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07/31/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Colleges chug beer dollars

T he wall that used to exist between beer marketers and college sports has crumbled under the weight of the schools’ need for more revenue and an enhanced game experience. Colleges are pouring beer at their games, they’re advertising beer on their in-stadium signage and media, they&r ...

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07/31/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Cajun country brings burst to brews

In Louisiana, where gastronomy is high art, the marketing of beer with colleges is the nation’s frothiest. At least three Louisiana institutions of higher learning license their intellectual property to local brewers. New Orleans’ NOLA Brewing is producing a wheat beer for Tulane Univ ...

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07/31/17
SportsBusiness Journal: College football beer spending doubles

.beerSmall{ display: none; } @media screen and (max-width: 480px){ .beerBig{ display: none !important; } .beerSmall{ display: block; } } Beer spending on college football broadcasts remains a fragment — 2.6 percent — of the overall spend, b ...

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07/25/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Big Ten Formally Announces New Rights Deals

More than a year after the Big Ten reached media rights agreements with ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Sports, Commissioner Jim Delany finally made a formal announcement. Speaking yesterday at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Delany said the conference has settled on six-year deals with the three media partn ...

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07/24/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Big Ten Makes Media Deal Official

More than a year after the Big Ten reached media rights agreements with ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Sports, Commissioner Jim Delany finally made a formal announcement. Speaking at today’s Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Delany said the conference has settled on six-year deals with the three media ...

07/21/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Solly Fulp To Head Learfield's Campus+ Division

Learfield is restructuring its Campus+ division under the new leadership of SOLLY FULP , the veteran Cal athletics administrator who will become Learfield Exec VP. Campus+, introduced last fall, is the group that works with schools on selling campuswide marketing rights to sponsors. Learfield has a ...

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