Coach Butch Jones received a three-year contract extension yesterday and a raise for leading Cincinnati to a share of the Big East title and a victory over Vanderbilt in the Liberty Bowl.

Coach Butch Jones received a three-year contract extension yesterday and a raise for leading Cincinnati to a share of the Big East title and a victory over Vanderbilt in the Liberty Bowl.

The university's board of trustees approved the deal, which had been in the works for months.

The extension runs through the 2017 season and includes raises that will bring Jones' annual salary to $2.05 million by 2017. He also will get annual bonuses for staying at the school of up to $300,000 per year. The pool for assistant coaches' salaries also was raised.

• Navy accepted an invitation to play football in the Big East, starting in 2015.

The service academy has been a football independent since the program began in 1879.

In December, the Big East added Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Southern Methodist, Houston and Central Florida in all sports. Those schools will join in 2013.

The Big East is trying to build a 12-team football conference, with an eastern and western division and a league championship game.

• Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr settled two misdemeanor drug charges involving marijuana.

Orr accepted a deferred prosecution deal. He must pay $50 in court costs and either an additional $150 fine or 121/2 hours of community service.

Orr's arrest was the ninth involving a Florida player since coach Will Muschamp was hired a year ago, and sixth involving marijuana. All six cases ended with deferred prosecution.

• Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said he's committed to keeping coach Mack Brown for as long as he wants to stay.

Texas regents are scheduled on Thursday to consider a four-year contract extension to keep Brown, 60, at Texas at least until 2020. The move is seen as a response to rumors that surfaced after last season that Brown would retire soon or be forced out.

Brown is paid $5.2 million a year with a $100,000 annual raise.

Texas went 8-5 last season with a Holiday Bowl win. Brown is 141-39 in 14 seasons at Texas and won the 2005 national championship.

• Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end John Banaszak will take over coaching duties at Robert Morris at the end of the 2013 season.

Banaszak will eventually replace Joe Walton, who will step down after spending two decades building the program from scratch.

• Former Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund hired a lawyer to help him get released from his scholarship so he can play for another school.

The freshman was dismissed from the squad last week when he didn't attend a mandatory team meeting with the Jayhawks' new coaching staff. He feared that by attending he would be locked in for another semester.

Berglund said that he sent a written request to school administrators in late December asking for permission to speak to other universities, but the request was denied.