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Northwestern gives contract extensions to Collins, Fitzgerald

Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins and football coach Pat Fitzgerald reportedly agreed to contract extensions.

Fitzgerald has led the Wildcats to bowl games in seven of the last nine seasons. They beat Pittsburgh in the Pinstripe Bowl in December. He’s the winningest football coach in school history with a record of 77-62 in 11 seasons.

Collins led the Wildcats to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament. They beat Vanderbilt in the first round before falling to Gonzaga in the second. Collins is 73-60 in four seasons.