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Ohio State Gets One-Year Bowl Ban

NCAA punishes next year's team after players took cash

(Newser) - Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about the infractions and let it all happen. Now the Buckeyes and new coach Urban Meyer will pay for it next season. The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban... More »

Urban Meyer to Coach Ohio State

Program may yet face sanctions

(Newser) - Urban Meyer is returning to coaching, taking over an Ohio State football team that likely faces NCAA sanctions, sources tell ESPN . Meyer has spent the past year as an ESPN analyst, taking a year off coaching for health reasons after winning two national championships with the Florida Gators. He asked... More »

Ohio State Gives Up 2010 Wins, Sugar Bowl Title

It all stems from players selling memorabilia for cash

(Newser) - Ohio State is vacating its wins from the 2010 football season, including its share of the Big Ten championship and the Buckeyes' victory over Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. (Sorry, Arkansas, you don't get the trophy, either.) Responding to the NCAA's investigation of a memorabilia-for-cash scandal... More »

Series of Scandals Led to Fall of Ohio State's Tressel

Resigned Jim Tressel been applauded for 'integrity'

(Newser) - Ohio State’s vaunted football coach Jim Tressel resigned suddenly yesterday , and a new Sports Illustrated story may explain why. The piece on Tressel details a “pattern” of broken rules under his coaching, all amid much praise from other football heavyweights for his “steadiness” and “integrity.”... More »

Ohio State Coach Resigns, Was Encouraged to Do So

Jim Tressel had 106-22 record with team, but was mired in tattoo-parlor scandal

(Newser) - Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned this morning—and sources say he was encouraged to do so. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Tressel's involvement in the team's tattoo-parlor scandal eventually became too much for the school. Less than three months ago, President E. Gordon Gee and Athletic... More »

On Paper, Ohio State-USC Matchup Worthy of the Hype

Fans shelling out $75 for parking passes alone

(Newser) - The hype machine is in overdrive ahead of Saturday’s meeting between Ohio State and Southern Cal, each ranked among college football’s top five teams. Both have seen big-time dramatic matchups in recent years, leading Jon Wilner, in the San Jose Mercury News, to wonder, “will Saturday's showdown... More »

Carr Rides Off into the Sunset

Michigan coach's legacy was national title and 13 bowl appearances

(Newser) - Lloyd Carr, the third-winningest coach in Michigan football history, will step down at the end of the season. 2007 was difficult for Carr, whose Wolverines were shocked in a loss to lower division Appalachian State and then battered by Oregon to start the season; later losses to Wisconsin and archrival... More »

Illinois Stuns #1 Ohio State

Illini pull off shocking 28-21 win and throw BCS race into turmoil

(Newser) - Illinois went into Ohio Stadium today and stunned the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes 28-21, throwing yet another wrench into a national championship race that has featured one upset after another this season. The Illini rode the arm and legs of sophomore quarterback Juice Williams, as he threw 4 TD passes... More »

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