It’s no secret that the landscape of college football has grown and developed into a powerhouse, money-making machine, but a harrowing expose revealed that football had overstepped into corrupt activity as early as the 1920s. The story by an anonymous source detailed the corrupt inner workings of college football… I repeat, in 1925.
But, The Lantern maintained Ohio State's innocence in the matter and claimed that as the demands for a good football program grew, so did its place in the university.
From the August 26, 1925 issue of The Lantern:
I don't know that Ohio State administrators had much to fear with the corruption of the 1925 Buckeyes who managed to go 4-3-1 to break a string of three-straight losing seasons under John Wilce.
Nonetheless, this would only be the beginning of calls to restrict football programs at major universities over concerns that it was taking attention away from academics, a maze administrators will have to navigate for decades.