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What to make of Kearney's departure from Texas

Updated: January 10, 2013, 10:47 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

Track and field fans know longtime University of Texas women's coach Bev Kearney well; she has been a top mentor in the sport at the collegiate level.

And even those who don't follow track and field may have heard her compelling personal story: Overcoming an impoverished childhood and the loss of her mother at age 17 to get a college scholarship. Becoming a coach and building a championship-caliber program at Texas. Surviving a car accident that killed two friends (she adopted ...

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