Stevens stays put at Butler
Basketball: Brad Stevens isn’t leaving Butler any time soon.
The coach who took the Bulldogs to the men’s national title game and fell one bounce short of winning the championship has signed a 12-year deal that would keep him at the school through at least 2021-22. The school did not say how much the deal was worth.
Last season, Stevens had a total compensation package of $750,000.
Stevens was not available for comment Thursday night, but the school has planned a news conference for this morning.
The 33-year-old coach has quickly become a hot name on the coaching carousel after taking the Bulldogs to their first Final Four.
There had been speculation that Oregon, Wake Forest or Clemson may offer multimillion deals to hire him away from Butler.
MAC, WAC commit to bowl
Football: Teams from the Mid-American and Western Athletic conferences will play in the Humanitarian Bowl for the next four years.
The third selection of bowl-eligible MAC teams will participate in the bowl, played at Boise State.
The WAC is committed to sending one of its top teams.
Portland prep star to play at UI
Basketball: Stephen Madison, a versatile 6-foot-5 swingman who helped Jefferson High in Portland to a state championship, has given an oral commitment to play basketball at Idaho, Jefferson coach Pat Strickland confirmed.
As a senior transfer from Prairie High in Vancouver, Wash., Madison averaged about 19 points a game for a Jefferson team that recently claimed its third straight Oregon 5A championship.
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