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Jim Leonhard-pay raise

Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard holds a football before an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

The University of Wisconsin football team's 13-win season may lead to pay raises for the Badgers' top coaches.

The UW Board of Regents, which meets Thursday and Friday, will consider amended employment and additional compensation agreements for head coach Paul Chryst, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard.

The board will also consider changes to the employment agreements of UW athletic director Barry Alvarez and women's basketball coach Jonathan Tsipis.

Chryst and Rudolph also earned pay bumps last offseason, while Leonhard was promoted to defensive coordinator after serving as defensive backs coach in 2016.

Chryst is scheduled to earn $3.3 million in 2018, with his total salary set to increase by $100,000 in each year of his five-year contract.

Rudolph currently makes $650,000, while Leonhard made $600,000 in 2017 with his salary set to increase by $25,000 each year.

Leonhard drew interest from other schools over the past couple months after a wildly successful first year as defensive coordinator, but it appears the former UW All-American safety is set to remain in Madison for at least one more season.

Tsipis is making $625,000 in his second season leading the UW women's basketball team and was scheduled for a $25,000 raise next year.

His team is 9-16 overall and 2-10 in the Big Ten this season after going 9-22 and 3-13 in 2016-17.

Alvarez hired Tsipis away from George Washington in 2016 to try to revive a women's basketball program that hasn't had a winning season since 2010-11.

In his 14th season as athletic director, Alvarez is making $1.125 million.

In January, the UW Athletic Board approved season ticket price hikes for football and volleyball as a way to increase revenue to meet expenses that grew because of salary increases and growth in capital expenditures, associate athletic director for business operations Mario Morris said at the time.

A 4 percent salary increase for state employees and increases in financial aid for scholarships were factors in the projected climb in expenses.

Football season ticket increases of $6 per game, or $54 over a seven-home-game season, were projected to generate about $2 million in additional revenue.

Volleyball season ticket prices climbed in a range between $5 and $35 for the season.

The athletic department last month was projecting a budget exceeding $145 million for 2018-19. The Athletic Board is scheduled to consider the budget proposal next week.

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Jason Galloway is the Wisconsin Badgers football beat writer for the Wisconsin State Journal.