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Wisconsin rewards Bielema with five-year, $7.5M deal

Updated: February 9, 2007, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema was rewarded Friday for his highly successful first season with a new five-year, $7.5 million contract.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved an amended contract on Friday that will increase Bielema's salary from $750,000 to $1.3 million this year.

Bielema, who guided the Badgers to a 12-1 record after taking over from Barry Alvarez, will be guaranteed a $100,000 salary increase every year under the ...

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