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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 »

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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