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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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Colorado Approves Contract Extension For AD George

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Nebraska's Eichorst Gets Mostly Favorable Review

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Mississippi State Moves To Spectra Ticketing

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Florida AD Jeremy Foley Retires After 25 Years

The Univ. of Florida yesterday announced that Jeremy Foley, the longest tenured AD in school history and "one of the most successful and respected athletic directors in the nation," is retiring, effective Oct. 1, according to a front-page piece by   Robbie Andreu of the GAINESVILLE SUN.&nb ...

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Big 12's TV Deal To Play Major Role In Conference's Future

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ODU Approves $55M Stadium Renovation

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UW Regents Approve Financial Stability Plan

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Stadium-Wide Beer Coming To Ohio State

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Rutgers Hopes To Break Even At Yankee Stadium

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Big 12 To Bring Back Football Title Game

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