March 30, 2017

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has been given a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through 2027.

Jacobson just completed his 11th season at Northern Iowa. He has a school-record 234 wins and has led Northern Iowa to eight consecutive top-four finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Jacobson is already sixth in career wins in the MVC and is a three-time league coach of the year.

Athletic director David Harris says that while the Panthers struggled in 2016-17, he has great optimism in the program's future under Jacobson.

Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed.

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