NCAA Football

Vanderbilt coach Mason awarded extension

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) New Vanderbilt athletic director Malcolm Turner has extended the contract of football coach Derek Mason after the Commodores reached their second bowl game in three seasons.

Turner, who started Feb. 1, also announced on Friday extensions for men's golf coach Scott Limbaugh and bowling coach John Williamson. The private university did not announce specifics on the salaries or the length of the extensions.

"We are excited to keep Derek, John and Scott on West End for years to come," Turner said in a statement. "Their leadership remains vital to building Vanderbilt's consistent level of success. We look forward to continuing to find additional ways to help grow and support these and all of our varsity programs as we compete for championships."

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