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Today's column measures 5,100 words with news and analysis of OSU athletics and much more.
* Jim Tressel's contract status and his expected extension that could come down sometime this month.
* The results of my annual recruiting expert Consensus Poll, which puts Ohio State (barely) inside the top 10 this year.
* My question to Scout.com's Jamie Newberg and his reply on how OSU, with seven top-100 players, could end up 13th in the team rankings.
* Tressel's comments on OSU's rationing of scholarships and where things stand after OSU signed 20 players last Wednesday.
* Comments from Jim Tressel, Dick Tressel and Newberg on OSU signee Chris Wells, the nation's No. 1 recruit this year. We also examine past OSU signees who could have rivaled Wells' top ranking.
* Comments from Jim Tressel and Joe Daniels on the Glenville pipeline that just keeps gushing talent.
* A note on JUCO LB Larry Grant, just the second JUCO signee in the six-year Tressel era.
* An update on several of OSU's injured players and how they could participate in spring drills.
* A look at Butch Reynolds' impact on OSU's winter conditioning program.
* We examine how the OSU men's basketball team is headed down the stretch with its last eight conference games set for the next four weeks.
* We look at the role of junior guard Ron Lewis, who returned to the bench after starting three other recent games.
* Various NCAA Tournament seed projections for the men.
* And updates on our magazines, Chats and much more.
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