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Univ. Of Texas Opts Out Of Contract With Season-Ticket Seller The Aspire Group

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16

Texas AD Mike Perrin has "opted out of what was a five-year contract with The Aspire Group, which handled UT's season-ticket selling and maintenance operation," according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. A team of 32 Aspire employees who "worked in the press box at Royal-Memorial Sta...

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