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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa athletic department has received a $5 million donation to endow its athletic director position. The school announced that boosters Henry and Patricia Tippie made the commitment to create Iowa's first endowed position in athletics. The school also says an annual payout from the Tippie donation will be available to athletic director Gary Barta to spend on top department priorities.

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