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Illinois Baseball Coach Looking at New Contract
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois baseball coach Dan Hartleb says he and Athletic Director Mike Thomas are discussing a new deal that would keep the longtime coach in Champaign.

Hartleb told The News-Gazette in Champaign this week that he hopes the two will have something in place in the next couple of weeks.

Under Hartleb the Illini have made the NCAA playoffs in two of the past three seasons. This year's Illini finished 35-20 and were knocked out of the NCAA regionals by Georgia Tech.

Hartleb has been head coach at Illinois for eight seasons.

He said the school is also in the middle of a feasibility study on possible improvements in Illinois' training facilities.
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