EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Northwestern locked up its homegrown football and basketball coaches for the long term. Football coach Pat Fitzgerald signed a new contract that runs through the 2026 season. Basketball coach Chris Collins' contract was extended through the 2024-25 season. Both are Chicago-area natives.
Northwestern has agreed to a new contract with football coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2026 season, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because Northwestern planned to make a formal announcement on Tuesday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The 2016-17 season is over, with North Carolina holding off Gonzaga to win the national championship for the program's sixth NCAA title. The win for the Tar Heels wrapped up the season's biggest story line: How North Carolina would bounce back from a buzzer-beating loss in last year's finale. Let's take an early look at some of the threads to watch leading into next season.