Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst has received a contract extension after a winning first season with the Badgers



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MADISON, Wisconsin — Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst has received a contract extension after a winning first season with the Badgers.

The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board on Friday approved extending Chryst's contract through Jan. 31, 2021. The UW Department of Athletics had recommended the extension.

Chryst's original contract was for five years, through Jan. 31, 2020. He took over the Badgers program a year ago after Gary Andersen left for Oregon State.

Chryst's contract had a rollover clause pending a performance review. Under his contract, he is due a $100,000 increase each year. His salary last year was $2.3 million.

Chryst led the Badgers to a 10-3 record in his first year. Wisconsin beat Southern California 23-21 in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30.

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