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Executives weigh in on sports education

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

The following are results of the Turnkey Sports Poll taken in June. The survey covered more than 2,000 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports. Which of the following factors are most important for the success of a...

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