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Michigan State’s board of trustees authorized an Authentic Randy Johnson Jersey annual contract extension for head football coach Mark Dantonio at a meeting on Friday.
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Dantonio’s contract with the university says the term of his deal extends by one year, every year, unless the school gives Dantonio written notice by mid-January that it won’t make that extension. If the school decided not to extend Dantonio’s contract by a year, he’d have the option to resign and take an $875,000 payout.
At base, Dantonio’s agreement with the school is for six years. This extension puts him under contract with the Spartans through the 2023 season.
In 2017, a commissioned law firm found Dantonio correctly handled allegations against three players, who were later charged and booted from the program.
The school’s athletic director, Mark Hollis, announced his retirement hours before Dantonio spoke. Days before that, university president Lou Anna Simon stepped down. Michigan State still hasn’t hired permanent replacements for either Simon or Hollis.
Dantonio, 61, is slated to coach his 12th season at MSU this fall.
After the short program, Chen was disappointed but ready to put it behind him: [It] just was rough, Chen said, via USA Figure Skating. I did all the right stuff going into it; it should have been different, but stuff happens. Take it for what it is and move on.
Friday he did just that and reminded everyone why he’s so exciting by landing a record five quads during his free skate, and then adding a sixth for good measure.
The 18-year-old earned a stunning 127.64 points in the technical portion of scoring and a mind-boggling 215.08 for the program. That score was the fifth highest in history and gave him 297.35 total. To put it in a little more perspective, the winning score in the 2014 Sochi Olympics was 280.09, put forth by Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu.
That’s probably not a high enough score to win gold in Pyeongchang, but it’s got Chen back in medal contention and gave everyone something to get excited about.