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SI makes campus its new digital destination

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

The new SI site is scheduled to make its debut this week. Sports Illustrated on Tuesday is scheduled to debut Campus Rush, a new digital destination devoted to the culture and lifestyle of college foo...

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