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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 17 / 17

Editor’s note: This is part of our sports media roundtable from the Final Four. For the main portion of part two, click here . For part one in our April 10 issue, click here . ■ ELMORE: This is where the dads speak up, rig...

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Myles Brand responds

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VP to fill in as Indiana AD

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Minor league work in Charleston

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Amtrak inks Big East deal

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Bull Run 2-month loss: $5.35M

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First-down line debated

Rivals Sportvision and Princeton Video Image are putting a different spin on technology that could radically lower the cost of producing the popular virtual first-down line. Both companies market first-down-line systems used by television networks, and both have been experimenting wit ...

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Big-league naming-rights

The following lists naming-rights deals at big-league facilties.

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NCAA naming-rights

The following lists naming-rights deals for NCAA Division I-A football and basketball facilities.

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Nielsen Weekly Sports Ranking

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