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Arizona extends Rodriguez's contract 2 years

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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2019 that will raise his base salary to $1.9 million.

The extension must be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents when it meets June 5-6.

Rodriguez has led the Wildcats to a pair of 8-5 seasons and two bowl wins since arriving in Tucson.

Rodriguez will receive $500,000 for peripheral duties like radio and TV appearances, and has numerous performance incentives, including $1 million for a national title and $300,000 for a Pac-12 championship.

Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne also has agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2019 that will raise his base salary to $725,000 by the end of the deal.

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