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Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, and Mike Lynch follow the money in the world of sports, taking listeners inside decisions that power the multibillion dollar industry.

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Syracuse, ESPN Alum Wildhack Talks Sports Landscape

Syracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack discusses a host of issues related to the business of college sports, including what being included in the NCAA basketball tournament means for a school's bottom line and promotion. Wildhack also discusses the idea of paying college athletes and what the university has in mind for a redeveloped Carrier Dome. A former ESPN executive, Wildhack also talks about the world of sports media, including a changing landscape where cable networks like ESPN are losing subscribers while non-traditional broadcasters like Amazon and Facebook pursue live sports rights. \u0010\u0010Wildhack was named athletic director in July 2016. He is responsible for leading the daily operations of a 20-sports athletics department with more than 550 student athletes. Prior to joining the Orange Wildhack spent more than 30 years at ESPN, ascending to the network's executive vice president of programming and production.

Mar 15, 2018

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