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Why Rich Luker and his insights keep me awake at night

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 17 / 16

R ich Luker and I met up a few weeks ago at, where else, a softball game. After playing, we went out to lunch and began talking about our views and thoughts on the sports industry. During that lunch Rich shared some trends with me that really got ...

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