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Red McCombs

Billy Joe "Red" McCombs (born 1927) is the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group in San Antonio, Texas, a co-founder of Clear Channel ... More »Billy Joe "Red" McCombs (born 1927) is the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group in San Antonio, Texas, a co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and the Minnesota Vikings, and the namesake of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He was named one of Forbes magazine's top 400 richest Americans in 2005. In 2012, the San Antonio Express-News reported McCombs' net worth at $1.4 billion. He was ranked the 913th richest man in the world. Two other San Antonio men, Charles Butt of the H-E-B supermarket chain and Rodney Lewis, a natural gas driller, were placed above McCombs on the list. McCombs was born in 1927 in Spur, Texas. His nickname "Red" comes from his hair color. He briefly attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he played football (lineman and receiver) before serving in the United States Army in 1946 and 1947. After completing his Army stint, McCombs enrolled at... [ Wikipedia ]

Texas Longhorns coach Charlie Strong responds to booster Red McCombs' criticism

Longtime Texas booster Red McCombs is not happy with the Longhorns' decision to hire Charlie Strong as their head coach.Tags: Texas Longhorns, Red McCombs, SportsCenter Charlie Strong talks about taking over as coach of the Longhorns, handling all the obligations that come with being the ...

Texas' Brown Mum on Future Amid Speculation

Notably attending Brown's news conference was influential Texas booster Red McCombs, who is a close friend of Brown's and one of the university's most generous donors. McCombs told reporters he hopes Brown comes back next year — but didn't blink about the caliber of coach Texas ...

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McCombs to give Frost Distinguished Lecture at UTSA

San Antonio businessman and philanthropist Red McCombs will present the keynote address on March 4 during the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium in the Business ...

McCombs gives Strong his support after radio comment controversy

The San Antonio Express News reports that billionaire Red McCombs has spoken with Charlie Strong and given him his “total support” to clear the air after a radio interview earlier in the week when he said Strong wasn’t qualified to be the Longhorns’ head coach. McCombs told the ...

Red McCombs blasts hiring of UT football coach Charlie Strong

San Antonio businessman Red McCombs, a major University of Texas benefactor and longtime professional sports team owner, has come out firmly against the hiring of Charlie Strong as the school’s new football coach. In an interview with a San Antonio radio station on Monday, McCombs, whose ...

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Austin’s F1 race, UT football still on collision course

What makes all of this more intriguing is the fact that San Antonio businessman Red McCombs is the lead investor in the Circuit of the Americas race development where F1 has contracted to stage its event through 2012. McCombs is also a major Longhorns booster. Texas named a ...

F1: Reborn in the USA

" On December 6, Ecclestone eventually re-signed a contract with the circuit, which had secured extra funding through Texan businessmen Bobby Epstein and Red McCombs. After 21 days of torpor, a frantic period of construction began to get the circuit ready in time for the grand prix. "It ...

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Power Ranking College Football's New Head-Coaching Hires

It certainly doesn’t help when one of the program’s top boosters labels the new hire as someone who would be a “great position coach,” as Red McCombs did in an interview with ESPN 1250 San Antonio, via Max Olson of ESPN.com. Texas brought style points into the equation, so who are we to ...

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Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters : NPR

Powerful billionaire, Texas alumnus and former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs told ESPN radio he was stunned at Strong's appointment. "I was a little bit stunned when Charlie was given that job. I don't have any doubt that Charlie is a fine coach," said McCombs. "I think he'd ...

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Charlie Strong: First Black Head Football Coach At U. Of Texas : NPR

Powerful billionaire, Texas alumnus and former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs told ESPN radio he was stunned at Strong's appointment. "I was a little bit stunned when Charlie was given that job. I don't have any doubt that Charlie is a fine coach," said McCombs. "I think he'd ...

Texas Regents Expected To Approve Strong Contract

The hiring of Strong upset at least one prominent Texas supporter, businessman Red McCombs, who publicly criticized the move but later apologized to Strong. Brown spent 16 seasons at Texas and won the 2005 national championship. He resigned in December. (© Copyright 2014 The Associated ...

Two Texas candidates withdraw; Louisville's Charlie Strong still quiet

" According to the Morning News, billionaire Texas donor Red McCombs is also lobbying for the athletic department to look at ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, a Super Bowl-winning coach during his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brown, who resigned from Texas December amid an 8-5 season, made ...

X Games announces new host city of Austin, Texas for 2014

" Former San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs, another founding partner at COTA, called Austin's win "a great day for the state of Texas. " Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell said in a statement: "The X Games celebrate fitness, courage and individuality -- traits greatly ...

Witness protection

Druker owns his lot with Red McCombs, the co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and former owner of the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Vikings. Sotheby’s International Realty has the exclusive listing. McCombs and Druker bought their parcel in 2007; Goldman had bought his chunk as ...

F1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ celebration features special guest Ron Howard

... to learning more about his on-set experience and his insights into the sport’s past and present.” Texas Governor Rick Perry and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell are expected to address luncheon attendees, along with two of Circuit of The Americas’ founding partners, Bobby Epstein and Red McCombs...

Texas' Brown mum on future amid speculation

Photo: Eric Gay, AP Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, left, and Texas coach Mack Brown,... Texas coach Mack Brown, right, reaches out to long-time Texas booster Red McCombs, left, following a Valero Alamo Bowl news conference, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in San Antonio. Texas and Oregon will play ...

Issues & Answers: The Pac-12 is just fine without Texas, and Texas-sized issues

Asked whether the Longhorns could tempt Saban away from his current job, high-rolling Texas booster Red McCombs told the Dallas Morning News, “Oh, I don’t think there’s any question about getting him.” McCombs told the paper: “Hell, all the money that’s not in the Vatican is up at ...

NewF1track for U.S. Grand Prix passes pre-race inspection

Investors in the track including billionaire businessman Red McCombs. Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed...

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Start-up to bring test-drive cars to buyers home, avoiding dealership

The firm's equity pool includes money from the family of Red McCombs, who owns eight dealerships in San Antonio and used to own the Vikings as well as the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. Tony Rimas, a principal with Fraser McCombs, Tred's largest shareholder, said the new service is meant to ...

More time to comment on ski village land swap

A joint venture involving billionaire Red McCombs has been trying to get access across the Rio Grande National Forest from its land to U.S. 160. The proposal now open for public comment would have the joint venture swapping 178 of its acres surrounded by the forest with 204 federal acres ...

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