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The fix: A common-sense solution for conference realignment

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 28 / 16

The most recent rounds of conference realignment might have created an economic boon for the power five, but the fallout for the rest of the FBS leagues left them in a wasteland where schools fly halfway across the country to play against unfamiliar opponents. Nowhere is that more evident than in...

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Sponsors ask hard questions about spending

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