Urban Meyer keeps winning big.
Meyer can pair Ohio State's national championship with a hefty contract extension that will make him the second-highest-paid coach in college football. Meyer was rewarded Monday with an extension through the 2020 season.
His previous contract ran through the 2017 season and would have paid him $4.9 million for 2015. The new terms and extension give Meyer a six-year deal. He will make $5.8 million in total compensation for 2015. His contract will average at least $6.5 million a year over the next six years.
Meyer has led Ohio State to a 38-3 record and is 24-0 in Big Ten regular-season play, and the Buckeyes are likely to be ranked No. 1 when next season begins. They defeated Oregon last season to win the first College Football Playoff.
"Our young men continue to thrive under his leadership," Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said.
Alabama's Nick Saban is the only coach who earns more per season than Meyer; he makes $7 million per season.
Meyer's .845 winning percentage (142-26) leads all college coaches. He has won three national titles, and he is one of only two coaches to lead two schools to a national championship. He won two titles at Florida.
Kuhn re-signs with Packers
All-Pro fullback John Kuhn is headed back to the Green Bay Packers.
Kuhn signed a one-year deal with Green Bay for the minimum salary of $870,000. A fan favorite at Lambeau Field, Kuhn is used primarily as a blocker for lead running back Eddie Lacy. Kuhn ran for 92 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in 2014.
Jets add cornerback Bowman
•Free-agent cornerback Zack Bowman signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins, who are trying to fill the starting spot opposite Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes. Bowman is a seven-year veteran who started seven games for the Bears in 2013 and five games for the Giants last year.
•The New York Jets signed running back Stevan Ridley and linebacker Joe Mays. Ridley spent his first four seasons with New England. May has played seven season, last year for Kansas City.
•The jury in the murder case of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed its fifth day of deliberations with no verdict.
Sharper's college rescinds honor
William & Mary has removed former Tribe and NFL safety Darren Sharper from the school's Hall of Fame.
Athletic director Terry Driscoll said the move was made after Sharper's recent guilty plea to rape charges.
Sharper was enshrined in 2008, and he ended a 14-year NFL career in 2011. He was working as an NFL network analyst when women began telling police in several cities similar stories of blacking out while drinking with him and waking up groggy to find they had been sexually abused. Sharper eventually pleaded guilty or no contest to raping or attempting to rape nine women in four states.
AROUND THE HORN
Doping: Kenya's athletics federation suspended the agents of marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and other top stars while it investigates the spike in doping among the country's runners. More than 30 athletes have been sanctioned for using performance-enhancing drugs in the past five years.
College basketball: VMI hired former Navy assistant coach Dan Earl to be its men's coach.
College hockey: North Dakota senior forward Mark MacMillan signed a two-year entry-level contract with the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. He was named defensive forward of the year in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference this past season.