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Texas unveils Jody Conradt statue

Updated: October 5, 2012, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- When the University of Texas hired Jody Conradt to coach its women's basketball team for $17,000 in 1976, one of the state's largest newspapers announced the move with the headline: "Woman Hired at Man's Salary."

Conradt knew it was just the start of a long, tough fight to lift women's college athletics at Texas and around the country from afterthought to equal footing with the men.

On Friday, Texas unveiled a 7-foot bronze statue to honor Conradt's role in that fight, ...

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