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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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A clanging good time at Mississippi State

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 22 / 16

Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium Capacity: 61,337 2015 average attendance: 61,784 Of note: Mississippi State broke records for total attendance (432,490) and single-gam...

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Tags: In-Depth, College Football Preview

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