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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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MLB Franchise Notes

Pirates Senior Dir of Communications Brian Warecki said that season-ticket sales are up 40% from a year ago, and the club "is projected to top last season's record 23 sellouts." In Pittsburgh, Bob Cohn reported Opening Day tickets "average about $83 on the secondary market," 50% more than last year' ...

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Q&A With Tom Verducci

With the new MLB season comes a revamped look to Fox’ top broadcast booth, as Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci are replacing Tim McCarver as analysts to go with play-by-play announcer Joe Buck. Reynolds and Verducci both have experience in the analyst role, but calling the All-Star Game a ...

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Legends Brings Food Upgrades To Angel Stadium

The Angels’ 48-year-old ballpark has a fresh look this season tied to food upgrades implemented by their new concessionaire . Legends Hospitality has invested several million dollars to improve general concessions and premium dining at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Renovations include the Halo Cl ...

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MLB Facility Notes

In Oakland, Jimmy Durkin reported the sewage problems that "have become an issue" at O.co Coliseum returned prior to Saturday's scheduled Giants-A's exhibition game. A's coach Mike Gallego "captured video of water backing up in the showers and toilets in the coaches' area" of the team's clubhouse. T ...

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MLB Starts Season With 16 Sponsors

With the MLB regular season under way, THE DAILY presents a comprehensive list of the official MLB corporate partners for the '14 season. ( THE DAILY ). SPONSOR CATEGORY RIGHTS SPONSOR SINCE ...

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Dodgers Debut New Roster, Stadium Retrograde

The Dodgers played the season opener against the Giants yesterday before a "capacity crowd of 53,138" at Dodger Stadium that “howled with hope that this new season would live up to the promise" of a league-high $230M payroll and Chavez Ravine's $100M+ remodel, according to Bill Plaschke of the ...

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Q&A With Blue Jays' Alex Anthopoulos

Prior to a blockbuster trade this offseason, Blue Jays Senior VP/Baseball Operations & GM Alex Anthopoulos was not exactly a household name among baseball fans. But he orchestrated MLB’s most talked-about move of the winter, trading with the Marlins for a package of players whose salaries ...

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MLB Announcers Deal With New Stats

As MLB players, managers and front office execs "embrace esoteric statistics, teams increasingly want their radio announcers just as fluent in the language of WAR, VORP and BABIP," according to a front-page piece by Steve Eder of the N.Y. TIMES. Astros broadcaster Robert Ford said the team “wa ...

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Cubs Use Fans For New Ad Campaign

There was "a big risk" in Chicago-based Schafer Condon Carter's first ad campaign for the Cubs, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. After the team "chose the 'Committed' concept in December out of a half-dozen options, SCC set out to find a handful of the diehards who would be the ...

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Yankees' Loss Sees Fans Flee

For the Yankees, a “franchise worried about the state of a decaying roster and the potential for plummeting attendance, there hardly could have been a worse conclusion for Day 1 of a new season,” according to Joel Sherman of the N.Y. POST. By the end of the Yankees' loss to the Red Sox y ...

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