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Fitzgerald rewarded with extension

Updated: June 23, 2009, 1:32 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Northwestern rewarded coach Pat Fitzgerald with a seven-year contract extension Tuesday after the team improved its wins total in each of the past two seasons.

Fitzgerald's new contract runs through the 2015 season. He received a five-year contract when he took over as head coach at his alma mater in July 2006, just a week after the sudden death of Randy Walker.

Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed.

"This has been one of our top priorities the past few ...

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