Badgers Football Coach Bielema Gets New Contract

Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 6:46 am

Wisconsin has extended the contract of football coach Bret Bielema through the end of the 2016 season.

Bielema, who got a raise to $2.5 million last February, had his five-year deal extended through Jan. 31, 2017. Bielema led the Badgers to their first back-to-back Rose Bowls in a dozen years.

The Badgers lost to Oregon, 45-38 on Jan. 2.

Wisconsin is 60-19 in six seasons since Bielema was promoted from defensive coordinator to replace the retiring Barry Alvarez.

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