Cal announced Friday that new football coach Sonny Dykes' five-year contract is valued at $9.7 million ($1.94 million per season).
The terms also include several on-field and academic performance bonuses that are contingent on the Cal football team achieving a minimum Academic Progress Rate (APR) score.
The financial support for Dykes' contract is provided by Cal athletic department self-generated revenue. The deal includes an annual $250,000 base salary and customary talent fees.
Dykes was hired Dec. 5 to replace Jeff Tedford, fired after 11 seasons. Tedford earned $2.3 million per season but agreed to a buyout on the final three years of his contract totaling $5.55 million.
Dykes came to Cal from Louisiana Tech. He earned slightly more than $700,000 with the Bulldogs in 2012, according to ESPN.com.
His Cal deal, through the 2017 season, came with a one-time signing bonus of $594,000. That approximates the buyout he paid to leave his contract at Louisiana Tech. All-America right-hander Mark Appel pitched a three-hitter in leading No. 14 Stanford (7-2) to a 2-0 baseball win over No. 22 Texas (6-3) at Sunken Diamond. Appel (2-1, 0.84 ERA) struck out 14. The Cardinal scored twice in the first inning. Jonny Locher led off with a double and scored on Danny Diekroeger's single. Diekroeger eventually scored on a wild pitch. The Cal baseball team (4-5) lost 9-0 to Baylor (4-5) on the first day of the Astros Foundation College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Cal had three hits, including Chris Paul's double. Lindsey Ziegenhirt hit two homers, including a grand slam, as No. 7/8 Cal (13-2) breezed to a 11-3 run-rule win over Cal Poly at the Easton Invitational. In its opener in Fullerton, Cal beat Northwestern 2-0 behind Jolene Henderson's two-hitter. No. 15 Stanford (14-5) lost 7-6 to Iowa and 4-0 to Wisconsin. Freshmen Rachel Bootsma (100-yard backstroke) and Rachael Acker (200 freestyle) won their first Pac-12 titles to help Cal into third place at the conference women's swimming and diving championship in Federal Way, Wash. The Bears had 883.5 points, trailing Stanford (953.5) and USC (945.5). Stanford's Maya Dirado won the 400 individual medley and former Las Lomas High star Kasey Carlson of USC took the 100 breaststroke. Stanford's Kristian Ipsen won the 1-meter title at the Pac-12 men's diving championships in Federal Way. Ipsen, a U.S. Olympian from De La Salle High, captured the 3-meter event Thursday.
Tulsa acquired two former Stanford All-Americans, picking up Candice Wiggins from Minnesota and Nicole Powell from New York. The three-team deal sent Janel McCarville from the Liberty to the Lynx in a sign-and-trade and involved several draft picks.
Wire services contributed to this report.