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Report: Northern Iowa gives Jacobson new 10-year deal

Zack D Creglow

ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday evening that Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has been given a new 10-year contract.

Early attempts for confirmation from Northern Iowa have been unsuccessful.

Jacobson had been working off a 10-year deal he signed in 2010.

In his ninth season as the UNI coach, Jacobson led the Panthers to one of their best seasons ever as they finished with a 31-4 record and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

More to come.

Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson talks to veteran forward Seth Tuttle during a 93-87 loss at VCU. The Panthers and Hawkeyes are both looking for rebound wins in Saturday’s Big Four Classic showdown.