Mid-major coach gets major deal

University of Northern Iowa's basketball coach Ben Jacobson received a new contract just a few days after the victory against Kansas.

After the upset win against the Jayhawks in the NCAA tournament this past weekend, the university decided to lock-up the coach through the year 2020. His existing contract only has him signed through 2016, according to USA Today.

The contract will pay Jacobson $450,000 each season with $25,000 increases as the years go on, according to Espn.

"I'm thrilled to sign this new deal," Jacobson said. "The University of Northern Iowa is a special place made so by great people," according to USA Today.

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