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Barry Alvarez extends contract, gets a raise


MADISON (WKOW) -- 66-year-old Barry Alvarez has a new contract with the University of Wisconsin that will keep him as the athletic director for the next five years.

A Wisconsin State Journal report says Alvarez's contract includes a raise of $25,000 to total a compensation of $1.05 million, which keeps him among the highest-paid athletic directors in the country.

UW Athletics pays $500,000 of that salary. The rest is from UW Foundation funds.

Alvarez coached the Badgers football team from 1990 to 2005. He will be entering his 10th year as athletic director, the first two in the dual role of coach and AD.

He says he hasn't thought about retirement and will work as long as he continues to enjoy it.

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