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SPORTS IN BRIEF: Mangino signs deal with Iowa State, former Iowa coach Norm Parker dead at 72

Jan 13, 2014

Mangino signs with Iowa State

AMES (AP) — Iowa State offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has signed a two-year contract worth $725,000.

Mangino’s deal, which he signed last week after being hired by the Cyclones, will pay him $350,000 for the 2014 season and $375,000 in 2015.

Mangino was the head coach at Kansas from 2002-09. He reached a $3 million settlement with the Jayhawks following allegations of player mistreatment.

Mangino spent three years away from football before joining FCS school Youngstown State as an assistant in 2013.


Former Iowa coach dead at 72

DES MOINES (AP) — Former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker has died. He was 72.

School spokesman Steve Roe told The Associated Press that Parker died early Monday. Roe says more details should be available later in the day.

Parker began his college coaching career in 1968. He made stops at Wake Forest, Minnesota, Illinois, East Carolina, Michigan State and Vanderbilt. He spent his last 13 seasons at Iowa, where he developed a reputation as one of the country’s top coordinators.

The Hawkeyes were often built around Parker’s fundamentally sound defenses. The Hawkeyes finished in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense four times under Parker, who retired following the 2011 season.

Parker was born in Hazel Park, Mich., and played at Eastern Michigan.

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