Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel, a former assistant coach at the University of Washington, received a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season that does not increase his salary but adds more money for his assistants.
The Tigers won 40 games the past four seasons, have played in six consecutive bowl games and are coming off a 10-3 season. Pinkel, 58, is 77-49 in 10 seasons at Missouri. The deal keeps his guaranteed salary at $2.35 million.
Steve Lavin, 46, who revived St. John’s basketball in his first season with the Red Storm, has prostate cancer, but his doctor expects him to keep coaching and make a complete recovery. California reinstated its baseball program after a massive fundraising effort by alumni, former players, parents of current players and other team supporters. UCLA will play most of its home basketball schedule at the Los Angeles Sports Arena next season while Pauley Pavilion is being renovated. The Bruins will play 14 regular-season games at the downtown Sports Arena, with four others being played at Honda Center in Anaheim. Miami (Ohio) forward Andy Miele won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the top player in college hockey. Miele topped the nation in scoring with 71 points – 24 goals and 47 assists – in 39 games.