Spurrier, Staley To Get New Deals

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina’s board of trustees is

expected to vote on contract extensions and raises for football

coach Steve Spurrier and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley.

Board chairman Miles Loadholt said Thursday that both items are

on the agenda for Friday’s meeting. Loadholt would not go into

details about the contracts.

Spurrier earns about $1.75 million a year in a deal that

currently extends through 2013. Spurrier led the Gamecocks to their

first Southeastern Conference title game this past season as

Eastern Division champions.

Staley just ended her third season with the Gamecocks and was

talked about as a candidate to take over at her alma mater,

Virginia.

But Staley ultimately chose to remain with the Gamecocks. She

has two years left on a deal that pays her $650,000 annually.