Ohio State Donates Penn State Bowl Revenue to Charity

By Kyle Rowland on August 5, 2013 at 9:09p
There's more to life than football.

Bowl revenue from the Big Ten's postseason-eligible teams is split evenly throughout the conference. All 12 teams are permitted to use it however they see it.

When Penn State was sanctioned by the NCAA for the ugly mess stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, it had to give back a large sum of money to the rest of the Big Ten's member schools. Ohio State took the measure of donating the $181,000 to two local child-advocacy organizations.

Ohio State on Monday announced it will allocate money to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Family Safety and Healing and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County.

The funds stem from sanctions against Penn State that required the school to relinquish $2.3 million of conference bowl revenue the school would have earned had it been allowed to play in the postseason. The 12 schools in the conference, including Penn State, received a share of the money to donate to children-focused charities.


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Nick's picture

Nice to see that money in Columbus especially at Childrens.

Urban Nation Army's picture

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

buckeyeboy31's picture

how anyone can downvote Barney Stinson is beyond me.....

awwwwwwop's picture

Did anybody else read this article as saying that the money was given to these universities specifically for gifts to charities? Not sure why OSU was singled out for praise if that was the case. Either way, always good to pay it forward. 

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

Yeah, I noticed that when I reread it. Oh well, like you said, the more paying it forward the better whether mandatory or voluntary!

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Each of the B1G schools receiving Penn State's money can give it away to "the organization of its choosing."

Ohio State is basically mirroring what Penn State did last month by going specifically to child advocacy groups. Every school gets a share to give away, including Penn State.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

OSU I guess gets singled out on this site because this is an OSU site and who cares about everyone else?  Seriously though all schools should be praised for giving it to whatever charity they give it to.

Class of 2010.

awwwwwwop's picture

Sorry, I meant singled out re: the article linked.  I understand why it was on this site.  2 great charities to give to though

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

pcuzz1's picture

Great act of kindness there!

pat cozzens

nfischer's picture

Totally was reaching for the up vote before I realized it was a staff post. +1.

Matt Gutridge's picture

Well done Ohio State. Well done.
The money could not have been donated to a better place.

Matt Gutridge's picture

The children are appreciative.

KBonay's picture

B.F.M.  +1

Eye27's picture

All these gif's are great.  It makes me wish I had something cool to add. Oh well.

WoodOSU14's picture

This is great!  Way to "pay it forward" tOSU!

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Shit, what a ride!"

1967Buck's picture

  This is really a good idea. The gift of giving. Peace.