Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract ever

Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history.

University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal Friday. It runs through 2028 and includes two new clauses to make sure Swinney stays with the Tigers and stays one of the sport’s best-paid coaches as long as he keeps winning.

Swinney’s contract is bigger than the $74 million, eight year deal Alabama’s Nick Saban has through 2025 and the 10 year, $75 million contract Jimbo Fisher with Texas A&M signed through 2027.

• Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will make $26 million over the next five seasons as part of a hefty raise he will receive after speaking with UCLA about its coaching vacancy earlier this month.

The only men’s college basketball head coaches earning more per year are Kentucky’s John Calipari and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, according to USA Today’s coaching salary database.

NBA: Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter’s status for the second round of the playoffs remains uncertain because of a separated shoulder as Portland waits to learn its opponent.

Golf: Masters champion Tiger Woods did not enter the Wells Fargo Championship next week at Quail Hollow, meaning he likely will go an entire month without playing until the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on May 16-19.

• Peter Malnati and Billy Hurley III topped the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic leaderboard at 14-under-par 130 when darkness suspended second-round play in the team event at TPC Louisiana near New Orleans.

• Fourth-ranked Minjee Lee shot a 2-under 69 to reach 7-under 135 at Wilshire Country Club to lead the LPGA Tour’s Hugel-Air Premia LA Open by one stroke over Nanna Koerstz Madsen (67).

Tennis: Rafael Nadal will meet Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open after the defending champion beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5, 7-5. Thiem defeated Guido Pella 7-5, 6-2.

• Top-ranked Naomi Osaka came from behind in the final set to beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4) and reach the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.

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