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Breakfast buffet: Romar, Washington agree to 10-year extension

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• It's easy to forget that Washington was maybe the Pac-10's worst program prior to Lorenzo Romar's arrival, but the Huskies showed their appreciation for his efforts by rewarding him with a 10-year extension worth $1.7 million per season on Monday. Romar's contract makes him one of the Pac-10's highest paid coaches, just behind UCLA's Ben Howland and Arizona's Sean Miller, who both make about $2 million a season.

• A nearly two-week standoff between Rutgers and Fred Hill ended Monday night when the basketball coach agreed to accept a settlement worth between $800,000 and $850,000. Hill's profanity-laced tirade at a Rutgers baseball game gave school officials reason to believe they could waive the entirety of the $1.9 million buyout the coach was to receive, but the two sides compromised eventually to avoid legal wrangling.

• Only 10 months after accepting his first-ever coaching job as an assistant to Buzz Peterson at Appalachian State, Jason Capel has earned his first coaching job. The former North Carolina standout will replace Peterson at Appalachian State, beating out fellow assistant Matt McMahon, who has spent 10 years as an assistant at the school and also played there.

• Even though Richmond point guard Kevin Anderson declared for the NBA draft on Monday, the Atlantic 10 player of the year did not sign with an agent and seems intent on returning to school for his senior year. "I'm confident that he's going to be at Richmond next year, but I also fully support this idea of trying to find out kind of where he feels he stacks up against players who may or may not be drafted," Richmond coach Chris Mooney said.

• Newly hired Colorado coach Tad Boyle will do all he can to keep star freshman Alec Burks and the rest of the Buffaloes in Boulder. "I told Alec, 'You just have to try to get to know me. Just make the effort to get to know me. And after you`ve come to know me a little bit, then you have to make the decision that is best for you,'" Boyle said.

• On the same day as Colorado named Boyle its head coach, Northern Colorado replaced him with top assistant B.J. Hill. "I don't think it would be a surprise to (anyone) that Coach Boyle would go on to bigger and better things from here," athletic director Jay Hinrichs said. "So we had put in place a succession plan just in case that happened."

• As Kansas fans celebrated the imminent arrival of the top unsigned guard in the class of 2010, the Tennessee assistant coach who spent three years recruiting Josh Selby couldn't help but feel a twinge of sadness at losing him. "I'm not gonna lie to you, it hurt,'' Forbes said. "That was a three-year deal, and it was a dogfight. But you can't take it personal, you just move on, and we're going to be back out recruiting the next few days.''

• Chris Holtmann, a former assistant at Gardner-Webb under the recently fired Rick Scruggs, will be named the school's head coach later this week. Holtmann spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Ohio, helping coach John Groce lead the Bobcats to a surprising MAC tournament title and a first-round NCAA tournament upset over Georgetown this season.

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