U of Texas Fires Athletic Director

September 16, 2015

Gregory L. Fenves, the new president of the University of Texas at Austin, on Tuesday fired Steve Patterson as athletic director, The Austin American-Statesman reported. Many fans and donors have been pushing for Patterson's ouster. He has been criticized for raising ticket prices for football and men's basketball games and for pushing out some senior officials. Patterson will receive a buyout on the four remaining years of his contract.

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