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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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Wild, Avs To Host '16 Stadium Series Games

The "expectation" is that the NHL "will announce this weekend outdoor games next season" to be hosted by the Avalanche and Wild, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. The Wild's opponent is "expected to be" the Blackhawks, while the Avalanche are "expected" to play against the Red Wings ( TWITTER.com, 1 ...

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Women's Soccer Players Drop Lawsuit

A coalition of women's soccer players led by U.S. F Abby Wambach "has withdrawn its gender discrimination suit ," despite the fact that FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association "refused to consider the use of grass fields" for this summer's Women's World Cup, according to Kevin Baxter of the L.A. T ...

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Concerts Could Mean Increased X Games Gate

A concert festival set up at the Winter X Games venue at Buttermilk Mountain is "expected to draw more people to the event this year," according to Jacob Hatty of the ASPEN DAILY NEWS. An ESPN spokesperson said that the concert stage "can hold" as many as 6,000 spectators. This weekend marks the "14 ...

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NHL Postpones Heritage Classic Until '16-17

The Heritage Classic "will be postponed for one year" because the NHL and CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers have "struggled to find a date that works for all parties" to host the event at Investors Group Field during the '15-16 season, according to Gary Lawless of the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. The NHL ...

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Sources: Bruins Hosting '16 Winter Classic

The Bruins "will host the Canadiens" in the '16 NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium, according to sources cited by DJ Bean of Boston-based WEEI.com. Next year's game on New Year's Day will be the "second Winter Classic the Bruins have hosted" after playing the Flyers at Fenway Park in '10 . The ...

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Clinton Pleased With State Of Humana Challenge

The marriage of the PGA Tour Humana Challenge and the Clinton Foundation "has been a grand experiment, seeing if a tour event could deliver a message to golf fans as well as delivering charity dollars to a community," according to Larry Bohannan of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. President Bill Clinton ...

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Rapids To Host '15 MLS All-Star Game

MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be in Denver tomorrow to announce that the Rapids "will host" the '15 All-Star Game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, according to Daniel Boniface of the DENVER POST. Commerce City, Colo., Dir of Communications & Government Affairs Michelle Halstead said that t ...

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Petco Park Lands '16 MLB All-Star Game

Petco Park will host the '16 MLB All-Star Game, marking San Diego's "third time hosting" the event, according to a front-page piece by Dennis Lin of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The Padres previously hosted the All-Star Game in '78 and '92. The '16 game "is scheduled for July 12." Outgoing ...

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CFP Threatened By Possible NFL Playoff Expansion

The CFP is "concerned about talk of NFL Playoffs expansion and what impact it could have on next year's college football championship date and time slot," according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY. NFL owners during their meeting in March will examine a proposal "to expand their playoffs by two tea ...

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Super Bowl Host Finalists To Be Named In May

The Dolphins and South Florida will "make a strong push for the chance to host" the '19 and '20 Super Bowls before the finalists are announced in May, and local organizers are confident the upgrades to Sun Life Stadium "will enable them to reverse the trend of recent failed bids," according to Crai ...

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