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Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

Posted on: July 8, 2011 12:55 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 4:31 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Ohio State submitted its reply to NCAA charges Friday, and according to the Associated Press, the school is going to wipe its 2010 season from the record books. Though the school did not mention any plans to lose scholarships or impose a bowl ban.

Ohio State says it's vacating its wins from the 2010 football season, including the Buckeyes' victory over Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.

Responding to NCAA allegations over a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost former coach Jim Tressel his job, Ohio State says Friday it also is waiving a $250,000 fine it had imposed on Tressel and changing his resignation to a retirement. Through the school, the ex-Buckeyes coach says that he is taking responsibility for the NCAA inquiry, which developed after it was learned Tressel failed to report players receiving improper benefits.

The university also is imposing a two-year probation period on the program, which means there would be harsher penalties if any further wrongdoing is discovered..

Of course, while vacating its entire 2010 season is a good first step for Ohio State, this does not mean the school will escape the loss of scholarships or a postseason ban. After the school's date in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions next month, the NCAA could decide to institute both punishments, if not more.

And speaking of that meeting next month, word also came today that Jim Tressel will be appearing in front of the Committee on Infractions as well. My guess is that any further punishment that may come Ohio State's way could have a lot to do with whether Tressel is willing to fall on his sword as the school seems to hope he will by saying he was the only school official who was aware of any violations.

You can read more about my thoughts, along with Jerry Hinnen's, about Ohio State's decision here


Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 5:52 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

Where you guys at? LOLOLOLOL

Going to be a great football season!

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 3:26 pm
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Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:45 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

Suckeyes punishment should be worse than USC-failed to admit wrong doing in the face of facts and finally taking action after they saw what occurred with USC ruling. Thumbs down to Suckeyes!

Further proof that the majority of people interested in this case have no idea what happened.  tOSU didn't fail to admit wrongdoing...quite the opposite.  The whole mess of Tressel lying was found by tOSU compliance department, and SELF_REPORTED to the NCAA...long before any media persons had any knowledge of the situation (the initial Yahoo! report was over 3 weeks after the NCAA had already been involved in the investigation). 

Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 11:20 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

This is the beginning of the end for the Outlaw State University. The NCAA should also take a look at the basketball program. I'm sure it's dirty too!

You know if you looked pass your bias people might actually treat your statement like it had some form of intellect, but alas all they see is a retard babbling. FYI The basketball program is clean as a whistle matta isn't like tressel. Sorry, looks like your pretty much just a moron.

Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:52 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

But, "marking" every thread so you can go back later and say "I told you so" puts a lot of pressure on you to be right.  I was just wondering how you planned to handle things if you are wrong.  And, by the way, just because "lack of institutional control" and "failure to monitor" wasn't in the initial letter of allegations doesn't mean the NCAA won't consider thes charges.  A lot of things happened after the initial letter including Tressel's resignation/retirement.  The NCAA has had plenty of time to see how Ohio State handles things since that initial letter.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 3:51 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

Own up to what?  Just the fact that I was wrong? Sure. I've been wrong before and will probably be wrong again in my life numerous times. I havent been jumping up and down on this website spewing forth ignorant rhetoric though so I will feel no shame in it. Making an educated statement or one based on facts and information though isnt a strong suit of 99% of the people frequenting this website.

I wont put out any messages based on someone's hearsay and state it as being the truth. My opinion is based on information put out by someone actually doing a bit of research instead of screaming from their soapbox. You can say what you want about the NCAA commitee saying they "won't follow precedent" but based on their actual actions over the past decade and nearly 30 similar cases, that dog doesnt hunt.

Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 3:02 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

But, here's the REAL question:  Will you own up if you're wrong? Now THAT would be something to see. 

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 1:26 am

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

Sure thing. When reality smacks you in the face, I'll be here to ride you like Zorro into the next football season.

Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:35 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

BestBuck36...your wish and hopes are probably wistful since the Infractions Committe has already publicly stated that Precedent for any penalties will not be considered in cases. Don't believe me: read their response to USC, that precedence is irrelevant

Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:25 pm

Ohio State to vacate wins from 2010

Dream on, Bestbuck36.  Whatever helps you make it through thr long dark night . . .

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