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Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CFB: Ohio State adds 2 years to Tressel's contract


Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State has added two more years to Jim Tressel's contract.

The Buckeyes football coach had his original contract, signed in 2008, extended through the 2014 season.

Tressel, who is 94-21 in his nine years in Columbus, makes around $3.5 million a year, depending on incentives and additions.

Athletic director Gene Smith said Tuesday that Tressel told him he was satisfied with his salary. He is aware of the financial problems facing the athletic department, and not sought additional compensation.

Ohio State has raised football ticket prices $7 to a face value of $70, and added another $1 to most men's basketball tickets to offset losses in the athletic department.

The Ohio State board of trustees needs to approve the contract in May.