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                  === MSU gives Dantonio raise, extra year ===
 East Lansing, MI ( - Michigan State gave football coach Mark
 Dantonio  an annual raise of $1.65 million and added one year to the five-year
 contract he signed in 2011.
 The  amended contract was announced on Tuesday by the university and increases
 Dantonio's annual compensation from $1.99 million to $3.65 million.
 Dantonio  has led  Michigan State to a school-record seven straight bowl games
 and is 64-29 in his seven seasons as coach.
 The  Spartans beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl last month -- the program's first
 BCS appearance -- and ended the season No. 3 in the Associated Press poll.
 "Continuity  has been  and will continue to be an important ingredient for the
 sustained  success of our football program," MSU athletic director Mark Hollis
 said  in  a statement. "The  increased compensation  isn't simply a reward for
 past performance but signifies our expectation for continued excellence."
 Under the new six-year rollover contract, Dantonio's base salary was increased
 from $682,905 to $2 million per year, his supplemental income from $869,000 to
 $1 million and a contingent annual base from $200,000 to $286,000. He receives
 $204,917 in benefits.
 He  will continue  to draw  $100,000  from a  shoe and  apparel agreement  and
 $50,000 in guaranteed performance incentives. He will have access to a private
 airplane for 25 hours of personal use.
 Dantonio's assistant coaches received a total of $785,000 in raises.
 The  highest-paid  among them,  assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat
 Narduzzi, will be paid $904,583 per year.
 02/25 20:09:22 ET

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