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Texas Bowl Game Execs Deliberate Ramifications State Bathroom Bill Could Have

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 20 / 17

Cotton Bowl President & CEO Rick Baker is "watching with great interest the deliberations" in the Texas Legislature over the state's pending bathroom bill , but his anxiety "doesn’t raise to the level of concern that his bowl game could be stripped of its spot" in the CFP rotation, a...

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