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Tex Rickard

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Why a Lack of Straws Inspired Brittany Rickard PH/TX'19 to Research the Item's Impact

 

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Tex Rickard: A 'New York Game Changers' Story

 

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Tex Rickard in Color | Photo Animation

 

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New book on Tex Rickard captures his larger than life accomplishments.

 

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BAL@TEX: Rickard ranges over for a nice sliding catch

George Lewis "Tex" Rickard was an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and builder of the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City. During the 1920s, Tex Rickard was the leading promoter of the day, and he has been compared to P. T. Barnum and Don King. Sports journalist Frank Deford has written that Rickard "first recognized the potential of the star system." Rickard also operated several saloons, hotels, and casinos, all named Northern and located in Alaska, Nevada, and Canada.
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