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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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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: MLB, New England Patriots, News Corp./Fox, Media

08/21/97
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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Media

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Tags: Cablevision, New York Mets, Media, Time Warner

08/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Jacksonville Jaguars, MLB, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Orlando Magic, R J Reynolds, RDV Sports, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/20/97
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Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins, WUSA

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Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Media

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Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

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