The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio State President Gordon Gee was formally presented with a notice of allegations Friday concerning the actions of Coach Jim Tressel’s failure to properly notify the appropriate channels of potential player ineligibility and the ensuing playing of those individuals in the season that followed. The Buckeyes dodged a bullet as the vaunted “failure to maintain institutional control” and “failure to monitor” weren’t amongst the charges levied against the program. However, Ohio State isn’t out of the water just quite yet with an August 12th hearing in front of the NCAA to come. Ohio State’s 2010 wins (sans the season ending Sugar Bowl, of which the players in question were cleared formally by the NCAA) are all but sure to be vacated, but the chance for scholarship reductions, and a potential Big Ten Championship/Bowl ban for 2011 lingers. Stay tuned as the story continues to develop.
UPDATE: OSU has released a PDF of the NCAA's Notice of Allegations.