SBJ’s Smith on Learfield/IMG College Merger

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On the heels of yesterday’s blockbuster announcement from Learfield and IMG College, SBJ/SBD’s Michael Smith checks in to discuss the details of the partnership, what questions remain, how the industry may be impacted, and what effect the “deal of decade” will have on other companies in a variety of verticals.

Michael Smith | Staff Writer | SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily

Past Episodes:
John David Wicker | Athletic Director | San Diego State University

Ed Stewart | Senior Associate Commissioner for Football | Big 12

Matt Doyle | Senior Associate Athletic Director/Director of Football Operations and Player Programs | Stanford University

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