RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.

The deal announced Friday by the school keeps Keatts, a former Marshall University assistant, under contract through the 2025-26 season. The financial terms remain the same, meaning Keatts will continue to make $2.7 million per year.

The 47-year-old Keatts is 45-24 in two seasons at North Carolina State and led the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in 2018. N.C. State missed the tournament last year after finishing 24-12 and playing in the NIT.

The school awarded him a new contract last November that increased his annual pay by $400,000.

Keatts was a Thundering Herd assistant under Greg White in 2001 and 2002.

King of the Cage bouts set for Oct. 5

HUNTINGTON — The King of the Cage Stomping Ground MMA event featuring four bouts is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Huntington Riverfront Amphitheater.

Admission begins at 5 p.m.

Featured bouts have Dustin Long vs. Jason Butcher, and Jordan Mitchell vs. George Oiler. For more information, go to www.kingofthecage.com.


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