Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan directs his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Indianapolis. Wisconsin won 83-57. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Wisconsin board approves Ryan extension

  • Associated Press
  • April 27, 2014 - 12:24 AM

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin athletic board has approved a one-year extension for Bo Ryan that stretches his five-year deal with the Badgers through 2019.

Ryan guided Wisconsin to its first Final Four appearance since 2000, losing 74-73 to Kentucky in the semifinal. It was a banner year for a program that finished 30-8 and had a school record 16-game winning streak to start the season.

Ryan has a compensation package of about $2.3 million a year, and his contract calls for a $100,000 raise each June. He earned a $60,000 bonus for reaching the Final Four.

The Wisconsin Athletic Board approved the extension Friday, along with one-year extensions for other coaches, including Mike Eaves of men's hockey and Mark Johnson of women's hockey.

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