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Panthers' Jacobson Agrees to Extension

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Northern Iowa head basketball coach Ben Jacobson has agreed to a long term contract extension that will pay him nearly double his current annual salary.

Today-- UNI Athletic Troy Dannen told me by phone that Jacobson has agreed to a seven year contract extension that will play him close to $290-thousand dollars a year.

Jacobson made 160-thousand dollars last year when he led the Panthers to the NCAA tournament this past spring--- UNI lost to Purdue in the first round of the Big Dance.

Dannen says Jacobson's $130 thousand dollar a year raise will be paid for by investors outside of the university.

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