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Texas Southern University

This Intercollegiate Football Competition Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into by the University of North
Texas ("UNT") and by Texas Southern University ("Texas Southern") (individually, "Party" and collectively, "Parties"),
effective October 18, 2018.

1. Competitions. The Parties' respective intercollegiate football teams shall meet in scheduled competition(s) as more
particularly described in the table below ("Competition" or "Competitions"). The anticipated date(s) and time(s)
for each Competition are tentative and subject to change pending the mutual written agreement of each Party.

Guaranteed Comp Consignment

Host Institution Date Time Amount Tickets Tickets
September 24,
Game # 1 North Texas TBD $360,000.00 300 3,000

2. Compensation. The host institution agrees to pay the visiting institution, as full and complete consideration for
participating in the Competition, the guaranteed amount set forth in section 1 . Payment of the guaranteed amount
shall be made no later than 90 days after each Competition is held.

3. Rules and Eligibility. Each Competition, as well as the eligibility of participating players, shall be governed by the
rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA"), each institution's athletic
conference ("Conference"), and, where applicable, each institution. In the event the aforementioned rules and
regulations should be amended, modified, or changed in any manner so as to conflict with the terms of this
Agreement, the terms of this Agreement are to be considered accordingly amended, changed, and modified so that
the terms no longer conflict.

4. Officials. Officials for each Competition shall be appointed by the host institution's respective conference and all
fees and expenses shall be paid by the host institution.

5. Violation of the Agreement. If either Party fails to present its team and participate in the Competition or otherwise
violates the terms and conditions of this Agreement for any reason without the express written consent of the other
Party, actual damages would be of an uncertain amount and difficult to quantify. Consequently, except under the
conditions explained in section 6 below, the breaching Party agrees that it shall, no later than thirty days after the
scheduled date of the Competition for which the breach occurred, pay to the other Party liquidated damages in the
amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($750,000.00) as liquidated damages and not as a
penalty. Payment of liquidated damages as set forth above will be the sole remedy for damages incurred because
of cancellation due to breach.

6. Exceptions to Liquidated Damages: The liquidated damages required by section 5, above, shall not apply in the
event breach occurs by reason of: (a) impossibility, (b) reclassification of one or both teams to a different NCAA
membership division, or (c) by mutual written agreement.

7. Continuation or Cancellation after Breach. If either Party breaches this Agreement regarding one or more scheduled
Competitions, this Agreement shall continue for any remaining scheduled Competitions unless the non-breaching
Party, by written notice delivered no later than 90 days after the scheduled date of the Competition for which the
breach occurred, elects to cancel the remainder of this Agreement, in which event both Parties shall be released
from further obligation to appear or to pay a forfeiture fee for any subsequently scheduled Competitions.

8. Tickets.
a) Ticket prices will be established by the host institution.


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b) The visiting institution will be provided the number of complimentary tickets set forth in section I. Band
members, cheerleaders, and mascots for the visiting institution will be admitted without charge when in uniform
and shall not be included in the complimentary ticket allotment. The visiting institution shall inform the host
institution 30 days prior to the Competition if the visiting institution's band will attend the Competition.
c) The home team shall make available to the visiting institution the number of consignment tickets set forth in
section I . The visiting institution shall return all unsold consignment tickets to the home institution no later
than 7 calendar days prior to the Competition. The accumulated face value of unsold consignment tickets not
timely returned to the host institution will be deducted from the guaranteed amount set forth in section 1 .
d) No tickets will be required for: (i) media; (ii) stadium workers; and (iii) concession workers.

9. Sideline Passes. The visiting institution will receive 60 sideline passes for working personnel only. Sideline passes
must be worn by all personnel with the exception of team players and cheerleaders in uniform. All visiting
institution sideline passes will be restricted to the visiting team area (between the 25-yard lines), the visiting team
locker room, and reasonable passage to and from those areas.

10. Television. Video. Radio, and Internet. Each Party understands and hereby acknowledges that the host institution
has entered into, or may enter into, contractual agreements with a broadcast partner for the sale of broadcast rights.'
"Broadcast" includes but is not limited to the live or delayed taping, broadcasting, rebroadcasting, displaying,
distributing, licensing, sublicensing, exhibiting, projecting, duplicating, performing, televising, telecasting,
transmitting, or retransmitting of audio, visual, or audiovisual works by which audio and/or video material are
combined using any technology now known or hereafter created capable of simultaneous receipt by consumers. A
"broadcaster" is any person or entity that facilitates or effects a broadcast.

a) Television: The host institution shall have the exclusive right to contract for the telecast of the Competition.
The visiting institution is responsible for ensuring that their affiliated conference and/or network partner (or
other applicable governing entity) understands and agrees to the media terms and conditions set forth in this
Agreement. The host institution shall retain all telecast rights fees for the Competition.

b) Video: Each Party shall have the right to produce film and/or video of the Competition for coaching purposes
and for use in a weekly coaches' show only and for no other purpose. Such films and/or video may not be
replayed, used, or otherwise distributed by the visiting institution to any person for any commercial purpose
other than for the incorporation of up to eight (8) minutes of highlights of the Competition as part of a weekly
coaches' show.

c) Radio: The host institution shall retain full control of radio rights, except that the visiting institution shall be
permitted to provide or sell a terrestrial, non-internet radio broadcast of the Competition to one station in its
normal regional network. There shall be no sharing of radio revenue between institutions.

d) Internet: The host institution has the exclusive right to distribute an internet broadcast of the Competition.
Accordingly, the visiting institution may not distribute an internet broadcast of the Competition without the
express written permission of the host institution.

e) Each institution hereby grants each broadcaster a license to broadcast and use its trademarks and logos and the
names and likeness of each institution's individual players, participants, and coaches. The licensed use of
trademarks, logos, names, or likenesses may not include an endorsement of any product or service, may not be
used in connection with any political cause or candidate, and may not be used in any manner prohibited by
applicable NCAA or Conference rules and regulations. Each institution acknowledges that it has obtained the
right to license the use of the names and likenesses of individual players, participants, and coaches for the
purpose set forth in this section.

11. Operational costs and income. All costs related to conducting the Competition(s), except as otherwise stated, shall
be borne by the host institution. The host institution shall have the exclusive right to and control of all gate receipts,
concession sales, parking, and program sales. The revenue generated from these activities shall be retained by and
belong exclusively to the host institution.


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12. Liability. Each Party shall be responsible for any and all claims, injuries, damages, or other liability attributable to
the negligent acts or omissions of itself, its officers, and its employees which arise within the course and scope of
employment. Each Party to this agreement must seek its own legal representation and bear its own cost, including
judgments, in any litigation that may arise from the performance of this Agreement.

13. Force Majeure: In the event the Competition becomes impossible to play for reasons of sustained power failure,
strikes, severe weather conditions, riots, war, or other unforeseen catastrophes or disasters beyond the control of
either Party, both parties shall be relieved of any and all responsibilities under this Agreement.

14. Non-Waiver. No failure by either Party to insist upon the strict performance of any covenant, agreement, term, or
condition of this Agreement, or to exercise a right or remedy granted under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver
of any rights granted by this Agreement. No waiver of any breach shall affect or alter this Agreement, but each and
every covenant, condition, agreement, and term of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect with respect
to any other existing or subsequent breach.

15. Severability: If any portion of this Agreement is declared null, void, invalid, or unenforceable, such provision(s)
shall be stricken from the Agreement. All of the provisions not stricken shall remain in full force and effect and
shall remain at all times binding on the Parties.

16. Notices. Any notice required by this Agreement shall be given in writing by personal delivery, overnight delivery,
facsimile, or United States certified or registered mail return receipt requested, and shall be addressed to each Party
as shown below, or to such other address, or to the attention of such other person or officer, as either Party may by
written notice designate from time to time.

University of North Texas Texas Southern University

Athletics Department Athletics Department
1155 Union Circle #311397 3 100 Cleburne Street
Denton, TX 76203-5017 Houston, TX 77004

17. Amendment. This Agreement may be amended from time to time by mutual agreement of the parties. Before any
amendment shall be operative or valid, it shall have been reduced to writing and signed by authorized representatives
of both Parties.

18. No Assignment. This Agreement, and the rights and obligations set forth herein, may not be assigned by either
Party without the express, prior written consent of the other Party.

19. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original
and all of which when taken together shall constitute but one and the same instrument, and facsimile or electronic
signatures shall be equally binding as originals.

20. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties in connection with the
Competition(s) and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings whether written or oral.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Intercollegiate Football Competition Agreement to be executed by
their duly authorized officials, to be effective as of the date first set forth above.


By:> By:
Wren Bakef, Kevin Granger,
Vice President and Director of Athletics Director of Athletics

Date; Date:
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Vicei*res. for Administration & Financa/CFO

H 0 R T S3 TEXAS A f 13 I ! T 6 S



University of North Texas and Texas Southern University



September 24, 2022 Texas Southern at North Texas $360,000.00



September 10, 2022 Texas Southern at North Texas $360,000.00

It is understood, and agreed upon, that all other terms in the original game contract between the
University of North Texas and the Texas Southern University, dated October 18, 2018, shall remain in

For: University ofNorth Texas For: Texas Southern University

Wren Baker Kevin Granger
VP & Director of Athletics Director of Athletics


1155 UNION CIRCLE #311397 DENTON, TEXAS 76203-5017 940.565.2662 FAX 940.369.8408 I WWW.MEANaREENSPORTS.COM


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