Charlie Strong gets new contract

Updated: October 18, 2011, 9:41 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. -- The University of Louisville has agreed to a new seven-year contract with football coach Charlie Strong.

Strong is in his second season at Louisville and his current contract ran through the 2015 season. The new deal increases Strong's base salary from $1.6 million to $2.3 million.

"The University of Louisville is the place I want to be, and most importantly, is where my family wants to be," Strong said in a statement released before Tuesday's practice.

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