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Fiesta Bowl

Texas to settle discrimination suit with former track coach

The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier.

Kearney, who is black, had claimed she was treated differently than a white former Texas assistant football coach who was allowed to keep his job and was later promoted after the school learned he had a relationship with a student trainer on a bowl trip.

"The parties have reached an agreement to settle this matter and the case will be dismissed," Kearney attorney Jody Mask told The Associated Press. Texas...