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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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New-stadium tabs could follow teams that flee state

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Under a proposed law to be considered this fall in Pennsylvania, sports franchises that receive public assistance with stadium construction, and then skip town, would have to pay some of the money back. The bill by Rep. Don Walko (D-Pittsburgh) is being circulated prior to ...

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Sportsman’s Park hopes auto racing keeps horses running

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Diamondbacks’ ballplayers are helping pay for the house they play ...

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ players may not know it, but they’re helping finance the ballpark they play in. If the Diamondbacks default on $126 million in bonds being issued to replace loans on the ballpark, bondholders would take priority over players when it came to compensation. This ...

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Coast to Coast

ATLANTA ■ City awarded 2007 Final Four ■ School shakes up athletic department ■ Changes planned for soccer team ■ Company buys kayak, canoe makers ■ NBA playoffs propel TNT ■ The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee awarded Atlanta the 2007 NCA ...

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Fresh name in Tampa: You can call it Ray

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