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Michael Smith

Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Chevron Launches "Game Day Chef Challenge" For Football Fans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

Chevron is launching the “Game Day Chef Challenge” this week in an effort to find the best game-day dish. The cooking contest gives football fans and foodies across 16 states the opportunity to compete for a grand prize of $25,000 in Chevron gift cards. Contestants in each region submit...

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SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour adds women’s, youth apparel licensees

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08/30/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Diverse cast vies for NASCAR ride on BET show

The show is billed as an opportunity to change the face of NASCAR. Ten blacks, Hispanics and women, all living in one house, competing for a job as a driver in a sport that has been dominated for 60 years by white males. That competition will play out this fall in “Changing Lanes,” a ...

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08/30/10
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR retools its communications

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SportsBusiness Journal: A bigger kickoff?

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08/23/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Associates note Jernstedt’s impact at NCAA

News of Tom Jernstedt’s departure was delivered unceremoniously by the NCAA late on a Friday afternoon. For 38 years, Jernstedt had been the architect of the NCAA’s basketball tournaments, a driving force behind its women’s championships and a security blanket to the organization’s pres ...

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08/23/10
SportsBusiness Journal: What they're saying ...

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08/23/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Passing the torch

On Sept. 4, Bill Martin will settle into one of the premium seats that he planned at the newly renovated “Big House,” watch his University of Michigan football team play Connecticut, and then clock out for the final time. It will be a fitting scene from which the Wolverines will se ...

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