Purdue released details of the contract extension for football coach Danny Hope on Tuesday.
Hope will have a minimum total compensation of $950,000 for 2012. It increases to $975,000 in 2013 and $1 million in 2014. The minimum total compensation is $1.025 million in 2015 and $1.05 million in 2016, the final year of the contract.
Bonuses – for accomplishments such as postseason play, coaching honors (Big Ten and NCAA) and academic achievements – remain in place.
There is also a year-by-year breakdown for a buyout. The figure is $600,000 for 2012. It is $500,000 for 2013 and $400,000 for 2014.
The buyout is $300,000 for 2015 and $200,000 for 2016.
Hope enters his fourth year as Purdue’s coach. He is 16-21 with the Boilermakers. Purdue reached its first bowl since 2007 last season, defeating Western Michigan 37-32 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have imposed a ban on outdoor burning for this weekend’s Brickyard 400. The ban mirrors one ordered by the town of Speedway on June 28.
Two Sprint Cup Series teams shook up their crews ahead of the Brickyard 400. JTG Daugherty Racing said Bobby Hutchens is the new general manager for its one-car team and driver Bobby Labonte. He replaced Todd Berrier, who left for Furniture Row Racing to replace Pete Rondeau. Berrier will try to kick-start Regan Smith’s season as his new crew chief.
The Chase-Junior Achievement Grand Prix, an Indy-style go-kart race, will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Baer Field Speedway. The events are free for spectators. There will also be activities in the kids zone. For information on entering or sponsoring, contact Stephen Hilker at 484-2543 or email email@example.com.
The Gym Rats Basketball National Championships will be at Spiece Fieldhouse and throughout Fort Wayne on Thursday through Sunday. Pool play begins at 2 p.m. Thursday. Tournament games begin Saturday. Schedule and pools can be found at www.gymratsbasketball.com.
Anthony Davis, the No. 1 selection in the draft, signed a three-year guaranteed contract worth a little more than $16 million with New Orleans, and Austin Rivers, the No. 10 pick, signed a three-year guaranteed deal worth nearly $5.9 million. … Chicago signed guard Marco Belinelli. … Turkish big man Omer Asik is headed to Houston after Chicago decided not to match the Rockets’ three-year, $25 million offer sheet. … Washington signed free agent guard A.J. Price, who played three season with Indiana.
Michigan suspended defensive end Frank Clark after authorities said he took a laptop from a campus dorm room. … Michigan State snapper Steve Moore will miss the 2012 season after fracturing his spinal vertebra when he dived off a boat and landed on a sandbar.
Michel Sharp of Kendallville shot a 36-hole total of 5-over 149 at Purdue’s Kampen Course and tied for seventh in the stroke-play portion of the Boys State Junior Championship. Carmel’s Andrew Havell had a tournament-best even-par 144. The top 64 players advance to match play. They include Fort Wayne’s Michael Filler (11 over), Joe Leja (13 over), Patrick O’Reilly (13 over) and Dan Wert (17 over). Columbia City’s Tyler Green (16 over) and Warsaw’s Tim Ahlersmeyer (17 over) also advanced.
Fort Wayne’s Ashley Kees is an alternate for the U.S. Women’s Amateur, after shooting a 77 at Indianapolis’ Broadmoor Country Club. The Amateur is Aug. 6-12 at The Country Club in Cleveland.
NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr indicated that the union was getting close to responding to the league’s initial proposal, which included a decreased share of hockey-related revenue, term limits on contracts and a 22 percent salary rollback. … Nashville matched Philadelphia’s $110 million offer over 14 years to defenseman Shea Weber.