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Pat Fitzgerald signed through 2020

Updated: May 10, 2011, 1:18 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Northwestern on Tuesday announced a new contract for coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2020 season.

Fitzgerald's previous extension, signed in June 2009, ran through the 2015 campaign. His new 10-year contract begins immediately. Salary figures were not disclosed.

"There is no better individual to lead Chicago's Big Ten team than Pat," Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips said in a statement announcing the deal. "He is a tremendous teacher and truly values ...

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