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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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Unions, Inglewood NFL Developers Reach Deal

Developers of the proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, Calif., and organized labor "reached agreement Thursday" on jobs for the $1.86B project, avoiding a referendum that "could have delayed the start of construction," according to Fenno & Logan of the L.A. TIMES. The deals between "nine of the fe ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL

NFL Eyeing Germany For Regular-Season Game

Although the NFL's "efforts in London are still at the forefront," Germany "will soon be in consideration for a regular-season game," according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Frankfurt and Dusseldorf "are the likeliest sites, with Berlin and Munich also under consideration." The "overriding issue in Ge ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Report: Barclays Will Not Renew EPL Deal

Barclays "will not renew" its title sponsorship of the EPL when the current deal "expires at the end of the 2015-16 season," according to Joe Strange of the London DAILY MAIL. The bank signed a three-year extension of its deal in '12 for a total of US$178.1M, an "increase of almost 50 per cent" from ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Barclays, English Premier League

Jets Owner Sells Apartment For $77.5M

Access Industries Chair  LEN BLAVATNIK  bought an apartment on Fifth Avenue from NFL Jets Owner  WOODY JOHNSON  for $77.5M, "a record price for a Manhattan co-op" ( BLOOMBERG NEWS, 3/26 )....Golfer FRED COUPLES sold his Brentwood, Calif., home in an "off-market deal for slightl ...

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Asics America Enjoys Strong '14

Asics is "feeling a 'runners high' after a year of record-breaking sales for its Americas division," according to Joanna Clay of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Irvine-based Asics America -- which "includes the U.S., Brazil, Canada and Mexico -- for the first time" topped $1B in sales in '14. The sales ...

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NCAA Concerned About New Indiana Law

NCAA President Mark Emmert "expressed concern Thursday about Indiana's 'religious freedom' law, saying the Indianapolis-based group would examine 'how it might affect future events as well as our workforce,'" according to Mark Alesia of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Emmert: "We will work diligently to assu ...

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Bucks Developing Master Plan For New Arena

The Bucks on Thursday, in response to calls for more transparency about their arena project, said that club execs "are developing a master plan for development of what they called a new 'sports and entertainment destination in Wisconsin,'" according to Walker & Stein of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SEN ...

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Packers To Don New Throwback In '15

Packers President & CEO Mark Murphy on Wednesday "confirmed that the team will debut a new third alternate uniform" in '15, according to Weston Hodkiewicz of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. Murphy said that the uniforms will "consist of a throwback design that will be announced at a later date ...

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TV Pundits Question NFL About Goal-Line Cameras

The NFL caught the ire of the afternoon sports talk shows on Thursday after saying at the owners meeting earlier in the week that goal-line cameras were not going to be added to stadiums this year due to cost concerns. L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke said, “The NFL made nearly $10 bill ...

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Coyotes Analyst On Leave After Arrest

The Coyotes on Thursday placed radio analyst Nick Boynton "on a leave of absence" after he was "leveled with a host of charges ... following an overnight incident at a Buffalo casino," according to Sarah McLellan of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge said that Bo ...

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