NCAA: No New Violations, No Failure to Monitor

By Jason Priestas on July 22, 2011 at 4:09p
186 Comments

Your weekend just got even better:

The NCAA has notified Ohio State University that it will not face charges of failing to appropriately monitor its football team as part of a memorabilia-sales scandal that brought down former Coach Jim Tressel.

The NCAA has not uncovered any new, unreported violations during its investigation and agrees with Ohio State that Tressel was the only university official aware of violations by his players and that he failed to report them.

"Other than (two redacted player names) and (Ted) Sarniak, there is no indication that Tressel provided or discussed the information he received ... with anyone else, particularly athletics administrators," the NCAA reported in an enforcement staff case summary.

In the summary that was delivered to Ohio State yesterday and released today, the NCAA again stresses that Tressel failed in his duty to report the violations and knowingly fielded at least two ineligible players.

UPDATE: Here's the NCAA summary report and here is the transcript from Jim Tressel's interview with the NCAA.

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

BucksfanXC's picture

Eat it rest of the college football world! Eat it MGoBlog and all your LOIC, death-penalty praying over practicers! Eat it ESPiN!

Love it.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

BuckeyeSki's picture

VICTORY!!!!!!!!

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GoBucks713's picture

Merry Christmas

-The Aristocrats!

buckeyedude's picture

My family is having a reunion at a metropark here in Toledo on sunday, and the theme is "Christmas in July." How ironic. I love it! OH!

 

 

ERIC OSU's picture

IO! won't leaving a brother hanging...

*raises beer*

Nick1's picture

Just got back in from being out at boat weekend in Port Huron, Meatchiken. Was wearing my block O hat and got a lot of boo's. Still met a couple "decent" UM fans. Had my first glass of Johnny Blue on a half a mill yatch.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Well I'm not ready to pop the champagne but it might be time I figure out what brand I want!

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

chaoscrusader's picture

Hey Kyle Kalis... You still want to play for those douchebag losers from up North?

BuckeyeSki's picture

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Jason Priestas's picture

ATTN MICHIGAN FANS:

 

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture

Meanwhile Lisa Horne has engaged me in a Twitter throwdown. Is eager to claim that 10tv is presenting new information.

Please, be honest. This is for science.

Jason Priestas's picture

Send her this way: http://i.imgur.com/BnpZh.png

Verbatim from the March NOA (h/t Elaydin)

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture

Jason, I've tried. She wants to believe that the NCAA letter re: no FTM or LOIC doesn't matter now that the BREAKING NEWS from 10tv has been revealed.

 

EDIT: After being shown the paragraph, she now says "I'm not going to debate u on this in 140."

 

Apparently she thinks that the 10tv report and the March NOA Response are differing.

Please, be honest. This is for science.

Pam's picture

F$%K her.  When she gets backed into a corner like she did with me once, she blocks that person. What 10tv is "reporting" is not different from the NOA. The fat cow just needs to read the NOA.

Pam's picture

http://www2.nbc4i.com/mgmedia/file/127/osu-tressel-emails/

Go to page 4 and read iii. This the self report letter to the NCAA. Then send it do Ms. Horne

Bucks's picture

Time to slug her with a brownie! :P

Pam's picture

"A" brownie? Have you seen Ms. Horne? Quite the heifer. I would need a whole batch

Bucks's picture

Oh well screw that. Can't waste that many. Those batches are reserved for the Wisky game.

BLeezy17's picture

She wasn't too fond of what I had to say to Mark May. http://twitter.com/#!/LisaHorne/status/94553494152949760 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

(sarcastically) Craig James is a true Texan! He would never bring down any program in Texas!

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

COB's picture

What a fantastic development.  This may warrent getting pants-shitting drunk tonight. 

BrewstersMillions's picture

That is the scientific term for it too. I'd like to consider myself an expert on the subject.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

NeARBuckeye's picture

I agree! But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to do that anyway.

buckeyedude's picture

I think I may have to get some Buckeye Beer from Maumee Bay Brewing!

 

 

Lucys Daddy is a Buckeye's picture

Excellent choice, sir!!!  Buckeye Beer is one of the best "cheap" beers out there.

...And when we win the game, We'll buy a keg of booze....And we'll drink to old Ohio til we wobble in our shoes...

GoBucks713's picture

can you only get it in toledo?

-The Aristocrats!

Nick1's picture

Nothing better than getting this kind of news in that sheet hole up north.

BucksfanXC's picture

Man I was having a shitty day til this. Thank you all.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

BuckeyeSki's picture

I was already going to see All That Remains tonight and now this comes thru the wire? Bottom's up fellas its gonna be a great effin night!

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Nick1's picture

+1000 to All That Remains

BuckeyeSki's picture

\m/

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robert goulet's picture

I mean this is good and all, but all it does is validate what the level-headed of us have assumed all along.  I'll still send a hearty "suck it" to those who believe everything they hear and wanted punishment as such, but they may well send it right back if the NCAA decides to send a message next month.

Pam's picture

The NCAA after the GaTech ruling that they take each case individually. Their rulings are not about sending a "message" to anyone. The message has been out there for a long time. 

NC_Buckeye's picture

I don't see how the NCAA could "send a message" without imposing a LOIC or FTM violation.

If they go heavy-handed without those two violations, they would essentially be turning the whole infraction process on it's ear.

robert goulet's picture

True.  I suppose if there's one thing I've learned through this whole ordeal, it's that I don't know s***.  But if a bowl ban is still in play, that could still dent recruiting further.

Pam's picture

We have dodged the big bullets. I doubt very seriously that a bowl ban is on the table, especially after the GaTech and LSU rulings

cronimi's picture

From CBSSports.com:  "[N]o school has ever received a postseason or television ban without being hit with the "failure to monitor" charge, and the odds of Ohio State facing such a punishment are now essentially non-existent."  So....

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture

Shockingly, nothing yet on the Four Letter.

Please, be honest. This is for science.

cronimi's picture

Nor on SI or Yahoo sports.  Someone should start a clock to see how long they take to post about it, and how long before that post is removed from the front page.  

cronimi's picture

CBSSports.com has it on their main page.  That may be my new go-to sports news site.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

irony: they're owned by the SEC

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

AcrossTheField11's picture

http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/07/22/story-ohio-sta...

 

Do we need to be worried about this?  Im kinda shitting my pants right now.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

MikeO's picture

This was all in the self report. Verbatim.

AcrossTheField11's picture

It was in the self report that Tressel notified the university on December 16th and not in January as the University claimed.  I'm confused... sorry.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture

Self report stated that Tressel told the compliance staff and Gene Smith that he received a tip about Tat5, but couldn't recall from whom. 10tv wants to claim that Tressel told them exactly what he knew in that meeting.

Please, be honest. This is for science.

AcrossTheField11's picture

muckrakers... just like the rest of em.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Sgt. Elias's picture

`zactly, that's why I added 10tv Sports to my "shit-heel'd dreck-spewers" list. 

 

"That shit gets no play in this ride"

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

ERIC OSU's picture

Jermil! Whattup brah..

MikeO's picture

Suck it, all you media haters. Way to blow up a relatively minor story into ZOMFG WATERGATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, give us your OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!....your tears are delicious.

Bucksfan's picture

This crow tastes great, just to let you all know.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

WHERE's M1EK!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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BuckeyeSki's picture

I was thinking the same thing

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m1ek's picture

Working?

I'm disappointed the NCAA wimped out on what should clearly have been at least investigated as FTM. If you can honestly defend an AD taking his coach off a written performance review system after the previous AD wrote him up a couple times for compliance issues as NOT indicative of possible failure to monitor, you're a gigantic ultramegahomer.

NC_Buckeye's picture

That's right. We're all homers. Delusional homers who have put up with your crap for what now... five... six months and still haven't banned you.

I wished I could drink because this homer is in a celebratory mood.

Bucks's picture

Lulz. B/c here in m1ek land, every week is a new conspiracy.

 

Cheers

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

/2nd shooter'd

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NeARBuckeye's picture

I've definitely got an gigantic ultramegaboner right now because of how hot, sweaty, and awesome this news is.

No homo

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

umm have you heard "no homo" by lonely island. look it up.

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

NW Buckeye's picture

Really?  Ultramegahomer, or a polished team of NCAA investigators who are not swayed my the media BS?  Your response only tells me that you really don't care about the facts, you want justice for inuendo and sloppy reporting.  You just crossed the line from concerned worthy opponent to ULTRAMEGATROLL. 

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

TROLLtron

 

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MikeO's picture

He is a troll. And it's funny he thinks JoePa and PSU is so pure....I have a friend who ran track at PSU who has some great stories about LaVar Arrington. Funny stuff.

 

(was referring to M1EK)

tampa buckeye's picture

Like I've been saying all along.  Nothing is fucked here.  

Matt's picture

FAILURE TO MONITOR YOU ARE FUCKING OUT

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-0viHBEHU

Bucksfan's picture

ESPN: "But they were gonna kill that poor woman!  What about the toe?!"

741's picture

We fucks you up and then we takes the money!

Bucksfan's picture

LOL.  Fuck you.  Without a hostage there is no ransom!

robert goulet's picture

We have nothing to fear, Donnie. These men are nihilists.

chaoscrusader's picture

You think Tress is going to get a lifelong ban?  "Tressel failed in his duty to report the violations and knowingly fielded at least two ineligible players." It appears that they may make him personally pay and be an example more so than he already has ... a Hall of Fame coach being, in essence, fired.
 

Pam's picture

Tressel isn't going to coach again. IMO, having had the only job he ever wanted for 10 years, he is done.

chaoscrusader's picture

From an NCAA point of view, Tress not wanting to coach only makes it politically easier for the NCAA to hammer him. To make him a pseudo example, knowing full well there will be little repercussions from Tress while serving notice to the rest of the coaches.

NC_Buckeye's picture

I think Tressel gets a 2-4 year Show Cause. When his "detention" expires, I hope he promptly gets hired by the Athletic Dept as one final "Suck it, haters!" to the cfb universe. And also because he's a great guy who has been a wonderful rep for the university.

But more for the "Suck it haters!".

Nick1's picture

Edit: Wonderful rep for Thee state of Ohio.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IM SOFA KING HAPPY

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

Buckeye in Athens's picture

All hail the sofa king!!!

Nappy's picture

All praise be to Allah!  I was getting shitfaced tonight anyways, now I just have an excuse.  O fucking H

Fan of bacon since 1981

BrewstersMillions's picture

I FLIPPING O

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Put in Bay for Christmas in July tomorrow is gonna be even more nuts than it was already going to be.  Cheers to going HAM at frosty's for my buckeyes.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

IM POSTING AGAIN BECAUSE I AM RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED!! BEEEEEEERRRRSSSSS

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

Nappy's picture

-1?

Fan of bacon since 1981

AcrossTheField11's picture

+2lulz

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Thats a bone-cone right there

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Jason Priestas's picture

There's a pretty awesome meltdown thread taking place on MGoBlog right now:

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ncaa-finds-no-new-osu-violations-no-loic-no-failure-monitor

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

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BuckeyeSki's picture

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MikeO's picture

Life's tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. They should take those words to heart.

elaydin's picture

And the best part?

2010, Michigan hit with... Failure to Monitor

 

Scott K's picture

pure gold.  one guy likens the afair to Enron.  Gold...

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

Bucks's picture

For any person that is still unclear about this, sit back and relax. Do an O-H-I-O to yourself in your chair. This is only good for us.

AcrossTheField11's picture

lol the context clues that are the 58 aformtioned message posts would tend to make that point for the clueless fan that stumbled onto this page.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Bucks's picture

ahaha, very true good sir.

 

NC_Buckeye's picture

Hey ATF, you posted to me the other day about Raleigh.

Yeah up until a two years ago I was a regular at the Triangle Alumni Club gamewatches. Then the Skybox management decided to try to be both an ECU and tOSU gamewatch location AND STARTING RESERVING TABLES FOR ECU... WHICH THEY NEVER HAVE DONE FOR US... DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE TRIANGLE ALUMNI CLUB HAS HELD GAMEWATCHES THERE FOR AT LEAST 15 YEARS (probably closer to 20 at this point).

So two years ago when the "Buckeyes in NC" meetup/facebook group formed and started doing gamewatches at the Brickhouse -- I decided to switch over to that group.

So yeah, there's a good chance you've seen me at the Hilton bar. Did you have a location in there where you usually parked?

BTW, why the move back? Better job opp in Ohio? (As if that's possible.)

AcrossTheField11's picture

I lived there from 2009 - 2010 right after graduating.  Lived right near Crabtree Valley mall and Brier Creek.  I was at the skybox every Saturday (OSU) and Sunday (Browns) in the fall.  I think we must have crowded the ECU ppl out cause it was almost all OSU on saturdays. 

I work for a Fortune 300 company out of Cleveland and got a promotion back to HQ.  I met a lot of cool people down there though and loved Raleigh / Wilmington, but I was actually happy to get back home.  Missed Ohio too much.  I need to get back down there for a weekend (hopefully in September for an away game) just to visit my friends and enjoy the city.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Squirrel Master's picture

GOOD JOB! NOT even the four letter conglomerate has this story yet!

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I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

cronimi's picture

SI.com has finally reported the story.  Still nothing from ESPiN.  Bueller ... Bueller...?

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture

LULZ. Dohrmann still claiming his story is 100% accurate because his source couldn't be guaranteed confidentiality by NCAA.

Please, be honest. This is for science.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

Colin's picture

this is how I feel towards all of those angry people

Bucks's picture

I almost want to turn espn on just to see them flip out at this. Might be worth the viewer count to leave it on for a bit.

 

Quick, Jason! 11W Staffers! Get Mark May, Bruce Hooley, Desmond Howard & Dohrmann here right this second for a live chat! :P

Pam's picture

@BHOOLZ is a twittering lunatic right now. He is really really mad

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I think I speak for most of us when I say, FUCK THAT GUY.

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

biggy84's picture

Hooley is sucking up to the national guys hoping they will like him. The guy is a miserable tool!

Pam's picture

@mark_may  "This must be this wk ends Joke the NCAA just cleared Ohio St of failing to monitor their football program HAHAHAHAHA typical for the NCAA"

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

and FUCK THAT GUY TOO

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Word

 

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

BrewstersMillions's picture

Any Soprano fans out there? There is a scene when Tony is worried about a witness to a murder and Paulie calls him and says something to the effect of "Remember that person who saw that thing we know didnt happen? Well it turns out they remembered they didnt see what we know didnt happen".

Seems to fit well here.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

Riggins's picture

Media, don't cry. You're so ugly when you cry.

Huntington Beach Buckeye's picture

The Pride of Akron Ohio.....

tampa buckeye's picture

Espn finally chimes in.  I'm lovin' it.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

good song

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Matt's picture

FINAL COUNT FROM TRESSEL NCAA INTERVIEW:

"and so forth":  10 times

"and so on": 3 times

"gosh": 8 times

"Mm-hmm": 134 times

"you know": 912 times

 

GOOD NIGHT, SWEET PRINCE.  

AND SO FORTH.

 

Jason Priestas's picture

Excellent. Thanks.

osukdawg76's picture

I love the butthurt going on over at MGoBlog right now.  ESPN's talking heads have to be trying to find some way to spin this so they can still make it negative.  What's going to be funny is if the self-imposed sanctions stick and they are out of firepower.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

elaydin's picture

And Dennis Dodd has finally hit twitter.

 

His tears are delicious!!! 

RC's picture

I hit follow on him for about 2 minutes...couldn't take any more whining after that!

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

he was on KLAC out here, fox sports affiliate, just preaching that OSU had to be made "an example of". and this was the excact same day the LSU stuff came out. SEC puppet...

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JakeBuckeye's picture

First irrational fan/writer/talking head to compare us to the Casey Anthony verdict wins.

Bucks's picture

I think that already happened didn't it? I seem to remember someone, maybe Desmond Howard making reference to it?

Pam's picture

He did. After the self-imposed penalties were announced. 

RC's picture

RING RING!!

"Hello"

"Um, Coach Fickell?"

"Yes"

"Uh, this is Kyle Kalis..."

"Kyle who?"

"Kalis...K-A-L-I-S"

"I'm sorry son, you seem to have dialed the wrong number...good bye!"

"But coach...." CLICK! (dial tone)

NoVA Buckeye's picture

"Is it too late to change my commitment to Penn State???"

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Irricoir's picture

 

All the haters.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Pam's picture

Hey did you see I changed my pic? That is me with Craig Krenzel

Irricoir's picture

Awesome, wish I had the connections like you do Pam. I would post a picture of me with someone famous but hell, you already know what I look like. (Plus I don't know anyone famous....) Anyhow maybe you will be able to spot me there if I can get out of Satan's Ass Crack. [Alabama] I'll be blending in and mingling so look hard.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

Oh yes, this is sweet....I just want to bask in this feeling for a day or two....first bit of good football news we have had in awhile....not completely out of the woods, but I am glad the NCAA is actually appearing to be sticking to the facts...and not bullshit heresay that a Pulitzer winner made up....O-motherfuckin-H

 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I-fuckin'-O

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Bucks's picture

Wow, Dennis Dodd certainly did have a meltdown didn't he? His twitter is good for popcorn reading and laughter!

biggy84's picture

But remember, Dodd and his buddies are not biased. They don't put personal feelings above facts either. Fuck the fiction, tabloid, sensational sports media!

Bucks's picture

Good luck Hokey Pokey, on that whole negative recruiting deal ... assuring recruits that tOSU was about to be demolished. Great way to start off your relationship with these recruits, shown to be a liar! :P

AcrossTheField11's picture

Nice find... I always thought the anti-osu stuff was a gimmick for ratings.  Starting to think there may be something to this.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

robert goulet's picture

I thought maybe there was some magical technicality so I went to the one season that I KNEW had been vacated in the last few years: Memphis basketball, 2008-09.  Sure enough, there they stand at 38-2, 16-0. 

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/standings/_/year/2008

Not at all do I think that the media or ESPN is all out against us, but GTFO with this!

GoBucks713's picture

The second best piece of news today is the trailor for Walking Dead!

 

http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/the-walking-dead-season-2-trailer-from-comic-con

-The Aristocrats!

AcrossTheField11's picture

I know everyone's more than likely seen/heard this several times, but I dont know that I've felt this way as much as I do right now.  I'd give a limb for the season to start tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsaTdeknLHw

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

bukyze's picture

Time to start pounding a lot of Great Lakes Burning Rivers, and crank up some tasty tunes from the Dead Schembechlers - most pointedly, Bomb Ann Arbor Now.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Ahhh its Christmas in July my friend.  Thankfully I left some Christmas Ale's in the back of the fridge from the holidays.  Won't be as fresh but what better way to celebrate?

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Baroclinicity's picture

ESPiN commenters on the story have all blown a collective gasket.  It's nice to see actually.

So where does this put us?  Likely no post season ban but lose a couple scholarships?

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Bucks's picture

Not a chance on the post season ban, and I could see a maximum of 2 schollies (I don't even think that is likely). If the NCAA is agreeing that this is all on JT, they're more likely to direct their severe punishments at him (show-cause).

osukdawg76's picture

Yep.  JT is going to take the fall on this, and I honestly don't think he really gives a shit.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

AcrossTheField11's picture

When this cloud completelyl clears in like 10 years I'll be the first alumni to ante up money for a JT statue where that stupid triangle thing sits at the front of the stadium. 

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

poguemahone's picture

Yeah, what the hell is that? A crashed spaceship? 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It was a failed landing by aliens looking to go a couple hundred miles north. They instead migrated from where they crash landed. That right there is how Michigan came to be known.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Hoff_TBDBITL's picture

Hey now! I agree the artwork sucks but it IS a memorial to Jesse Owens. Since JO did run track in Ohio Stadium I feel like we should put a statue of him along side the Vest. Oh and Woody should probably join that party too.

T-Row, The Row, The Quality Row!

Bucksfan's picture

Somebody, PLEASE put an Ohio State highlight video to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5JXtWJLUyU

Maybe mix in some clips of May, et al. being complete fucktard haters.

Bone Thugs 4 Ever - O-H

mr.green's picture

IO

Oh happy day!

 

Denny's picture

Anybody else reading the transcript and thinking only of Homer Simpson?

 

Taquitos.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

That's what we'll be saying after ESPiN hands our good University a large chunk of their money.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

NC_Buckeye's picture

Does anyone else find it weird that the NCAA released these preliminary findings before the actual hearing? Is this normal?

I wonder if NCAA was tired of ESPiN, Yahoo, SI raking us over the coals (especially the WWL with their lawsuit) and decided to throw us a bone.

Bucks's picture

I asked that same question to a family friend who has seen quite a few years of ball. He said he couldn't remember that at all, but it could be entirely possible that summaries like this are issued ... just don't get this kind of press normally. I don't know.

Denny's picture

Good news is that Jim Tressel has a new job lined up as a DEA spokesman.

'I mean, I would be surprised if our guys did that. But, gosh, drugs are brutal.'

Taquitos.

BuckeyeChief's picture

FTW. I just read this. Deep dish pizza time, and 2 Captain America doughnuts.

You guys have beer, and I don't drink;  I am on a diet though.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

Maestro's picture

I have read most of the Tressel interview now and all I can say is JT is who we all thought he was.  He was a football coach first and foremost.  He deeply cares about his players.  He screwed up this situation and he knows it, but I really truly don't believe that he did it with ill intentions in his mind regarding the NCAA.

vacuuming sucks

50 Eggs's picture

100% agreed.   Reading between the lines, I though he was actually very funny.  Like post-Rose Bowl funny.  Especially since he didn't seem to think this interview would ever see the light of day.

Bucks43201's picture

if anyone has Mark May's e-mail address, it would be greatly appreciated.

No nasty messages, just a short fact to remind him over and over again.

 

72-0.

 

that's it.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Scott K's picture

you can find it on his personal website.  I wrote him once....he never replied....

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

Bucksfan's picture

Don't forget...the last TD in that 72-0 game was a David Boston punt return when Ohio State only sent 8 men onto the field...lmao.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JspshPna-bs

 

biggy84's picture

Awesome! I had forgotten.

jfunk's picture

Oceanographers and environmental scientists worldwide have been alarmed at the sudden rise in global sea levels. Scientists aren't sure as to what exactly is causing the sudden increase but the leading theory is the combined tears of Mark May, Desmond Howard, Dennis Dodd, Bruce Hooley, etc. have been behind this new global threat. One scientist was quoted as saying he hadn't seen global sea levels increase this much since the "Tebow's Tears" incident immediately after the 2009 SEC Championship game. 

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I turned on Sports Center this morning to see how they were going to present this news.....please talk me out of doing such things in the future.

They refered to it as a "big win" for OSU and then went on to say "the Buckeyes seem to have some friends on the NCAA committee". At least I got to see the replay of Ozzie Gullien getting pelted with a foul ball.

tedglover's picture

It's great...to be...an OHIO STATE BUCKEYE!

 

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

So we'll chase him..

"Because we have to chase him. Because he's the hero Columbus deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight in a sweatervest."

Buckeye Black's picture

Wow, that is pretty much the situation.

 

Scott K's picture

Hey 11W admin, 

Just so you know, I "liked" this post for FB, and on my page there's the post, but with a you tube pic?  WTF?  Should be your logo no?

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel