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Texas Women's AD Chris Plonsky Seen As Controversial Figure Within Athletic Department

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 17

Univ. of Texas Women's AD Chris Plonsky begins her 29th year at the school this fall, but there "appears to be no more polarizing person in the Texas athletic department," according to Chip Brown of HORNS DIGEST. Plonsky is described as everything from a "huge asset to a destructive, divisive f...

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