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Texas Seeking Basketball Coach To Spark Interest In Program

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 29 / 15

Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson  is tasked with making another key hire in the wake of the school's announcement that men's basketball coach Rick Barnes  "will not return after 17 seasons." Barnes, who made $2.55M this past season, "has a buyout" of $1.75M that "would have d...

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Schools Use "Experiences" To Deepen Fan Connection

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Emmert Talks About Various Hot Topics

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SDSU Expects A Profit From Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego State Univ. "figures to go into the black and make a profit" for the upcoming San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against Navy, "rather than dipping into the red as it did last year" when it traveled to Boise for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against the Univ. at Buffalo ...

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Michigan Solicited PR Help From Edelman This Fall

The Univ. of Michigan confirmed that a few months ago, it hired PR firm Edelman to help it "with the issues that led" to the resignation of AD Dave Brandon and firing of football coach Brady Hoke, according to David Jesse of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Edelman, which worked with Penn State "on the ...

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UW Looks To Gain In Hoops Attendance

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Hawaii AD Ben Jay Resigns After Two Years

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Bowlsby: Big 12 Won't Rush Into Change

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Big 12 Left Out Of Inaugural CFP

The CFP selection committee's decision yesterday to award the fourth spot in the inaugural playoff to Ohio State over either TCU or Baylor "could impact the Big 12 -- from the way it picks its champion to the return of a title game and even a serious discussion of expansion back to 12 teams," accord ...

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Did CFP Select Big Names Over Talent?

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