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Big-name hires will lead new national sites for The Athletic

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 24 / 17

The Athletic launched last January as a series of subscription-based websites devoted to local sports. Starting next month, the group is launching its first site devoted to national sports: a college football publication called The All-American. Overseen by veteran college football reporter Stewa...

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