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Purdue extends coach Brohm through 2024

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has received a two-year contract extension through 2024.

The school's board of trustees approved the deal Thursday.

Brohm was hired in December 2016 and turned the program around in his first season. The Boilermakers went 7-6, won the Old Oaken Bucket for the first time in five years and won the Foster Farms Bowl.

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Washington State has questions at QB

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) After years of enjoying the record-setting exploits of quarterback Luke Falk, Washington State faces big questions looking toward next season.

Falk has graduated and is trying to find a spot in the NFL and that leaves the Cougars searching for a starter among players who haven't thrown a pass in an actual game. Six quarterbacks took snaps last Saturday in Spokane during the Cougars' annual Crimson and Gray intrasquad scrimmage. Coach Mike Leach was far from expansive about what he saw from the starters, juniors Trey Tinsley and Anthony Gordon.

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5 new Pac-12 coaches wrap up spring ball

PHOENIX (AP) The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance placed on spring football at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools.

After months of talking about how they would do things differently, the new coaches had a chance to implement their systems on the field.

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Kill to head SIU athletics department

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Former Southern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill is taking over the athletics department, effective immediately.

Chancellor Carlo Montemagno made the move Thursday after deciding not to renew athletic director Tommy Bell's contract, which expires next month. He says it is time "to make a change in leadership that will help the program fulfill its potential."

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SDSU says stadium could expand for NFL

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego State said Thursday that its proposed new 35,000-seat football stadium could be expanded to 55,000 seats if the NFL ever returns to the city.

SDSU has proposed building a $250 million stadium to replace aging SDCCU Stadium, formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium.

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Riley ends 1st spring as Oklahoma coach

Lincoln Riley has already led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff and a Big 12 title with a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

Now Riley has completed his first spring as head coach of the Sooners.

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Established ACC QBs challenged in spring

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) This spring was a busy one around the Atlantic Coast Conference - especially for the returning quarterbacks who won division titles last season.

In a conference in which its only new head coach wasted no time getting comfortable in his new position and Louisville developed a replacement for its only Heisman Trophy winner, the main subplot revolved around the seemingly secure QBs who are trying to keep their jobs.

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Pitt asks PSU to renew series in 2026

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn't want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last.

Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to hear from Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

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UNC, Minnesota to meet in 2023, 2024

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina and Minnesota have agreed to a home-and-home football series for 2023 and 2024.

The schools announced the deal Wednesday.

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Orange end spring with no big injuries

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Spring football ended on a most promising note for Syracuse and coach Dino Babers.

In between treatments for testicular cancer and a bald head under his helmet as evidence of the struggle, quarterback Rex Culpepper hit tight end Ravian Pierce for a 17-yard touchdown on the final play of spring scrimmage , setting off a moving celebration on the Carrier Dome field.

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