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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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Social Media Pic Of The Day....

Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around. A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander) on Mar 27, 2015 at 6:53am PDT

MLS Reaches TV Deal With Brazil's Globosat

MLS announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with Brazilian broadcaster Globosat to televise matches live in Brazil. The network, Latin America’s biggest pay-TV operator, will telecast at least two MLS regular-season games per week, half of the MLS playoff games, and MLS Cup and All-S ...

Weekend Events....

Friday The Magic will induct Shaquille O'Neal into the team's HOF, making him the third person to receive that honor.  ESPN's Lou Holtz will be the featured speaker at First Tee of Akron's inaugural fundraising dinner at Firestone Country Club. Saturday Ballpark Village in St ...

NCAA Tourney Continues Record Ratings

CBS and Turner on Thursday night extended its record-setting audience for the NCAA Tournament, as the four game on the opening night of the Sweet 16 combined to average a 9.1 overnight rating on CBS and TBS. That marks a record overnight for Sweet 16 Thursday, dating back to '91. The 9.1 also is up ...

Tags: Media, NCAA, CBS, TBS/TNT

Daily Digit....

10.9 million  – At presstime, number of views of a WWE Facebook video that depicts a "Monday Night Raw" segment featuring Hulk Hogan , Snoop Dogg and Curtis Axel . That number surpasses any of the NFL's Facebook video highlights from Super Bowl XLIX or NBA clips from the ' ...

National Women's Hockey League Created

Former Northeastern Univ. hockey player Dani Rylan and IIHF HOFer and IOC member Angela Ruggiero have created the National Women's Hockey League, which is "set to debut" in '15-16, according to Jen Neale of YAHOO SPORTS. The U.S. women's pro league "operates as a dual-entity." Part of the business ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Daily Download....

ADWEEK.com compiled this series of Instagram videos from U.K.-based designer and calligrapher   Sebastian Lester , who demonstrates his ability to quickly replicate iconic corporate logos from scratch. Featured brands include Nike, Converse, adidas and ESPN. Watch the videos .

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf CEO Steps Down

TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO BEN SHARPE  "has left the company" less than a year after taking over for MARK KING , according to E. Michael Johnson of GOLF DIGEST. The company in a release cited "personal reasons" for Sharpe's departure. TaylorMade-adidas Golf promoted TaylorMade and Adams Golf ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, TaylorMade Golf, Adidas

Grassroots Approach Spurred United's MLS Expansion

MLS expansion club Minnesota United's bid to join the league was successful in part because of its "ground-up approach," which much like Orlando City SC, the Timbers and Sounders was based around building the club "slowly in a lower league, in this case the second-tier NASL," according to Jeff Carli ...

Tags: Franchises

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