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NIU extends Mark Montgomery

Updated: April 18, 2014, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois and coach Mark Montgomery have agreed to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season.

The deal was announced Friday. It comes after Montgomery led the Huskies to their biggest single-season turnaround. They went 15-17 in his third year, a 10-win improvement from 2012-13.

Athletic director Sean Frazier says in a statement Montgomery has "changed the culture of the program" and is confident "we'll continue to take this program ...

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