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Illinois adds a year to Ron Zook's contract

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook has received a one-year contract extension.

University trustees on Thursday approved the agreement keeping the fifth-year coach under contract with Illinois through January 2014.

The agreement does not include a raise. Zook makes just over $1.5 million a year.

Zook said in a news release he appreciated the confidence the university is showing in him.

Zook's last raise was in January 2008. That followed the Illini's surprise trip to the Rose Bowl and a 9-3 season.

The team went 5-6 last season and didn't play in a bowl game.

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