AUSTIN, Texas (AP) New Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte will have a seven-year contract starting at $1.3 million per year, according to contract details released Thursday.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve Del Conte's contract when it meets next week. Del Conte's annual salary will reach $1.57 million in the final year in 2024. The contract includes an additional $725,000 in other payments spread over the life of the deal.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners.
At a stop in his home state of Texas to accept the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, Mayfield said Monday he and Manziel were "two completely different people."
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's contract has been extended one year through the 2023 season.
Dantonio has had a six-year rollover deal, so an extension like this is routine. But it comes as Michigan State's football and basketball programs face questions following an ESPN report last month detailing various allegations. Dantonio defended himself after the report, saying he's always worked with the proper authorities when dealing with sexual assault cases.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Arkansas State has sued Miami and is seeking $650,000 in damages for failing to reschedule the football game in Jonesboro that was canceled in September because of concerns about Hurricane Irma.
The lawsuit was filed in Craighead County District Court late Friday afternoon, and Arkansas State says Miami has "refused to timely and reasonably reschedule the game in years in which it has openings."