UPDATE: Ohio State self reported a violation of NCAA bylaw 10.1 in January. Gene Smith said the staff became aware they had a leak (hence the Yahoo! report) and decided to come out with the information today. OSU has announced the following sanctions for Coach Tressel: A public reprimand and apology; a two-game suspension; attendance at a compliance seminar; and a $250,000 fine.
You can download Ohio State's self-report here (PDF).
Welp, the moment is finally at hand. Here's what we think we know:
- We reported on Twitter earlier today that we had info from a very reliable source indicating that Tressel would admit wrongdoings and could face a possible suspension and/or sanctions.
- We've been adamant that Tressel's job was not, nor currently is in jeopardy. The Dispatch confirmed as much.
- Regardless, we're in for some bad news. Tressel allegedly met with the team before workouts this morning and told them to brace themselves for coming adversity.
We'll be at the press conference capturing video and passing on relevant bits, but if you want to follow it live, you have several options:
- The Big Ten Network will be carrying the event live on television as well as online.
- The Worldwide Leader will also have coverage, as will every major station in Columbus, both televised or carried live over the radio.
- Finally, the official website will be streaming the event live.