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Northwestern extends Fitzgerald to 2026

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Northwestern has agreed to a new contract with football coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2026 season, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because Northwestern planned to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. In a news release, the school said a news conference was scheduled with Fitzgerald, athletic director Jim Phillips and basketball coach Chris Collins at the Under Armour Brand House in Chicago on Tuesday. One of the people who spoke to the AP says Collins is also receiving a new contract.

ESPN was first to report Fitzgerald's deal.


Arrested ex-MSU DE returned to Michigan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson has waived extradition and will be returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.

Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick says Monday that the 19-year-old Robertson could be arraigned as early as Tuesday.


LSU QB Etling has minor back procedure

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU head coach Ed Orgeron says quarterback Danny Etling has undergone a minor back procedure.

Orgeron says "everything came out all right" during Monday's procedure, which came two days after Etling played in LSU's annual spring game.


Michigan team checks out sites in Rome

ROME (AP) The tradition of throwing coins into Trevi Fountain isn't meant for wishes.

Jim Harbaugh made one anyway.


Hurts, RBs looking up for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama's offensive backfield is sporting a new look these days, even if in some ways it's only temporary.

Coaches and teammates say quarterback Jalen Hurts has improved his dropback passing during spring practices while his freshman backups learned the offense and got acclimated to college life. Then there's a talented group of tailbacks, half of whom are recovering from injuries and unlikely to play in Saturday's spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.


Eason 'electric' in Georgia spring game

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia quarterbacks Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm had the stage Saturday, when the Bulldogs' G-Day spring game was designed to feature the passing game.

The results were mixed, especially for Eason, the sophomore returning starter .


Kansas State's Snyder 'doing very well'

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Bill Snyder took his familiar place on the sideline inside the stadium that bears his name, and watched the first half with his usual exacting eye as Kansas State played its annual spring game.

Perhaps it will be the last time he goes through this rite of spring.

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