March 19th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Texas A&M University has urged a Texas federal court to dismiss claims that the school’s athletics department stole copyrighted material from the author of a book on the football team’s “12th Man” tradition, saying the athletics department has no separate existence from the state-run university and is thus entitled to sovereign immunity. “Plaintiffs are not entitled to pick off one department of a state agency and claim to proceed against only that department,” H. Melissa Mather of the Texas attorney general’s office wrote on behalf of the athletic department in a letter to the court filed Friday. -Paul Steinbach, athleticbusiness. Read More.

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