Ben Jacobson, Other NCAA Basketball Mid-Major Successes, Mull Big Paydays

Posted by Carson Tigges on March-25-2010 Add Comments

Northern Iowa’s Ali Farokhmanesh could be called “Cash,” but not just for his jump shot.

The Panther guard has hit two three-pointers to ice NCAA tournament wins over UNLV and top-ranked Kansas, putting UNI into it’s first ever Sweet 16. And now Head Coach Ben Jacobson may be hearing “ka-ching.”

After signing a five-year extension a year ago, the 40-year-old took time out Wednesday from preparing for his regional semi-final game against Michigan State to ink a new deal that extends through 2020.

The new contract guarantees him $450,000 a year with annual increases of $25,000—a big leap from the $289,000 per year figure he ...

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