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Alum takes reins for JMI at Clemson

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 17 / 17

Scott Morris for years has been on the fan and donor side of Clemson University athletics. Now the 1988 graduate will represent the Tigers’ corporate partner program as president of Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing, a JMI Sports property. Morris will oversee a 10-person team, six of wh...

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San Antonio corrals WNBA

S an Antonio will be a WNBA team market in 2003.In a news conference last week, the league announced that San Antonio exceeded the 6,000 season-ticket target it needed to ensure a team in 2003. As of last Tuesday, San Antonio officials had received 6,166 deposits. The WNBA require ...

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V Foundation offers hope

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McGraw leaves for Discovery

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Myles Brand responds

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ESPN film to get big push

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VP to fill in as Indiana AD

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