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Clemson gives Brownell 6-year, $15M deal

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Considered a recent "hot-seat" candidate, Clemson's Brad Brownell has the chance to become the longest-serving men's basketball coach in Tiger history.

Brownell received a new six-year contract on Thursday that will pay him $15 million through 2024. He's spent eight seasons at Clemson, and his previous contract was through 2021.

His average salary increases to $2.5 million per year. He was scheduled to make $1.9 million this season before that bumped up to $2 million for each of the final two years of his old deal.


Michigan extends Beilein through 2022-23

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

The school said Wednesday the five-year deal automatically extends an additional year and repeats each year until either Beilein or the school decides not to renew. The 65-year-old Beilein has been at Michigan for 11 seasons and took the Wolverines to the national championship game in 2013 and 2018. Michigan lost to Louisville the first time and lost to Villanova earlier this year.


Duke to have all-access TV show in fall

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke's basketball team will be the subject of an all-access show.

The eight-episode series titled "Earn Everything" was announced Thursday by the school, and it will document the Blue Devils as they prepare for the 2018-19 season and will be released in the fall.


New Michigan State AD gets 5-year deal

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman's contract with the school runs through July 2023 and pays him a base salary of $750,000 a year.

The school released Beekman's employment agreement Wednesday, two days after announcing he would be Michigan State's athletic director going forward . Beekman had held that job on an interim basis since early February.


Clemson adds ex-Evansville coach Simmons

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Former Evansville coach Marty Simmons has joined the Clemson staff.

Tigers coach Brad Brownell also announced Wednesday the hiring of ex-Georgia player and staffer Matt Bucklin as his team's director of operations.


NAIA school to honor Coastal coach Ellis

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis will have the basketball court at NAIA program Cumberland University named in his honor.

Cumberland athletic director Ron Pavan says the playing surface at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena will be named after Ellis at a public ceremony Aug. 17.


UConn F Diarra likely out 4-6 months

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn says forward Mamadou Diarra has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The school says the 6-foot-8 sophomore was hurt during basketball workouts last week.


Houston, Phoenix among Final Four sites

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Final Four is headed back to Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis.

The NCAA announced the sites for 2023-2026 on Monday, with all four cities recently hosting the finale of the NCAA Tournament.


Austin Peay hires Duke official as AD

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay has hired longtime Duke athletic official Gerald Harrison as its athletic director.

Harrison has worked at Duke since 2008 and most recently held the position of senior associate dire tor of athletics/internal affairs. He replaces Ryan Ivey, who left to become Stephen F. Austin's athletic director.


Duke's White to head selection committee

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Duke athletic director Kevin White will serve as the chairman of the NCAA Tournament selection committee in 2020.

The NCAA announced White's role Friday. White will serve as vice chairman this season for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee headed by Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir, then take over for the 2019-20 season.

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