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The road ahead for the NFL, and lessons for current, future executives

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

T he self-admitted mishandling of the Ray Rice situation by both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been painful to observe for sports business professionals or, even closer to home, any father with daughters. It is reason...

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03/17/14
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03/17/14
Dayton angles to keep NCAA’s First Four

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03/17/14
New ads link partners to NCAA

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03/10/14
2014 college hoops gift list

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03/03/14
Temple’s rights go to Learfield

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02/24/14
ACC, Food Lion add twist to tourney

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02/17/14
College football sees rise at gate

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