TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jimbo Fisher lauded Florida State University President John Thrasher Tuesday for “seeing the big picture” the day after the school announced the coach’s contract extension.

Fisher, 77-17 in seven seasons at Florida State, signed a two-year extension Monday that will keep him at the school through the 2024 season. It is the second time in two years Fisher has had his contract redone by Thrasher.

“We’ve really built something really special and I want to continue it for a long time,” Fisher said. “I think President Thrasher has been awesome with that and seeing the big picture with everything that goes on. He loves it and understands what we do. We understand our importance to this university too and how we represent it and things that go on.”

RUTGERS: The NCAA on Tuesday informed the university that an 18-month investigation into the department of athletics has found seven potential violations.

The NCAA’s notice of allegations stated that department had not been operating in full compliance with NCAA and university standards. The investigation and potential violations focused on former coach Kyle Flood, a student-athlete host/hostess program and inconsistencies in the administration of drug testing procedures and policies.

Rutgers has 90 days to reply.

MINNESOTA: Prosecutors say they’re reviewing a report prepared by university investigators on allegations of sexual assault by several members of the football team.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement that his office will review the report and has no further comment for now.

His spokesman, Chuck Laszewski, declined to comment on whether the review means they might reopen the investigation.

Minneapolis police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Michal told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the case is closed and there are no plans to reopen it.

JAMES MADISON: The school announced Monday that it has suspended seven football players for undisclosed reasons as the Dukes prepare to play in the FCS championship on Jan. 7.

Junior linebacker Brandon Hereford and junior wide receiver Terrence Alls were the only two players first-year Coach Mike Houston confirmed were suspended indefinitely; the school declined to name the other five.


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