Northern Iowa extends Ben Jacobson through 2027

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has been given a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through 2027.

Jacobson, 46, just completed his 11th season at Northern Iowa. He has a school-record 234 wins and has led Northern Iowa to eight consecutive top-four finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference.

He is already sixth in career wins in the MVC and is a three-time league coach of the year.

Athletic director David Harris said that while the Panthers struggled in 2016-17, going 14-16 overall, he has great optimism in the program's future under Jacobson.

Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed.