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Terry Bowden gets extension

AKRON, Ohio. -- Akron coach Terry Bowden has received a two-year contract extension that runs through 2018.

The Zips are 4-7 in Bowden's second season after three straight 1-11 finishes. Akron hasn't won as many as four games since 2008. The Zips are 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference.

Akron takes a two-game winning streak into its season finale against Toledo next week.

Bowden coached at Auburn from 1993 to 1998 and spent three seasons at North Alabama before taking over at Akron.