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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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FRANCHISE NOTES

WNBA: Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh bought the 5,500th season ticket for IN''s WNBA expansion team on Friday, enabling the team to "meet the league''s minimum goal two weeks ahead of schedule" (STAR-

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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NORTEL INKS LOW SEVEN-FIGURE NHL ALL-STAR SPONSORSHIP

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ROCKETS FIND THEMSELVES DOWN IN ARENA VOTE WITH A MONTH LEFT

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Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets, NHL

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SOUTHERN FRIED HOCKEY: EXPANSION THRASHERS DEBUT AT PHILIPS

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AS MLB GOES INTO POST-SEASON, COULD PEDRO BECOME THE STAR?

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MEDIA NOTES

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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