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Pitt Hires Scott Barnes As AD After Convincing Him To Make Move From Utah State

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 15

The Univ. of Pittsburgh on Friday named Utah State AD Scott Barnes to the same position, and he will officially "start his tenure July 1, taking over for Steve Pederson, who was fired Dec. 17," according to Sam Werner of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. A 14-person selection committee "narrowed the fiel...

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Clemson The Latest To Offer Cost Of Attendance

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