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Curators approve Odom contract increase

Less than a year after Barry Odom agreed to a contract extension, the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to raise his salary for the life of that contract and give him two more years.

The curators voted Wednesday afternoon to increase Odom’s salary by $600,000 per year and extend his contract through the 2024 season. His academic and athletic incentives are now $1.8 million, MU Athletics said in a news release. The increases will push his annual salary to $3.05 million.

The curators made the decision in an executive session Wednesday afternoon.

Odom led the Missouri Tigers football team to an 8-4 regular season record in his third year as the team’s head coach. The team went 4-4 in the SEC. The team is set to play in the Liberty Bowl against Oklahoma State in Memphis, Tennessee, on Dec. 31.

Before the vote Odom had been earning $2.35 million per year including incentives, but was the lowest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference.

Look for more on this developing story.

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