Ohio State Receives Fair Punishment By NCAA

On Tuesday, the NCAA rendered their decision on the Ohio State football program almost a year after their investigation began about the rule violations that had occurred under former head coach Jim Tressel.

The NCAA decided to cite Ohio State “for failure to monitor, preferential treatment and extra benefit violations,” which got them a postseason ban for one year. Not only will they not be allowed to participate in postseason play next season (including Big Ten championship game) but the NCAA also slapped them some additional penalties as well. Ohio State was placed on three years’ probation and a must give up nine scholarships in that amount of time.

People surrounding the Ohio State football program were stunned that they got such a harsh penalty, but with their history of breaking the rules they received the proper punishment.

Jim-Tressel-Terrelle-Pryor* – Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor photo credit: Bleacher Report

Ohio State Infractions

Here is part of the NCAA report that that illustrates some of the infractions by Ohio State (a complete transcript of the NCAA public infractions report can be found here).

According to the facts of the case, eight football student-athletes received more than $14,000 in cash payments or preferential treatment from the owner of a Columbus, Ohio, tattoo parlor. In addition to free or discounted tattoos and cash for memorabilia received by these student-athletes, one football student-athlete received a loan and discount on a car.

The committee also found the former head coach concealed these NCAA violations when he was notified of the situation, which led to his unethical conduct finding.

Of great concern to the committee was the fact that the former head coach became aware of these violations and decided not to report the violations to institutional officials, the Big Ten Conference or the NCAA, the committee stated in its report.

Specifically, the committee noted that the former head coach had at least four different opportunities to report the information, and his failure to do so led to allowing several football student-athletes to compete while ineligible. Many of these student-athletes were key contributors to the team’s winning 2010 season.

Ohio State had realized that there had been some violations of NCAA rules and decided to give themselves a self-imposed punishment on their football program.  This self-imposed punishment included vacating all of their wins from 2010, including the Sugar Bowl, and two years of probation.  The only problem with Ohio State’s self-imposed punishment was that it did not include a postseason ban or loss in scholarships, which are key components for punishments that arise due to violating NCAA rules.

There were many violations of NCAA rules that occurred at Ohio State under Jim Tressel, and incidents go as far back as 2002 with Maurice Clarett. Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith also violated NCAA rules with his “$500 dollar handshake”, which got him suspended for the Alamo Bowl in 2004 and the first game of the season in 2005.

Proper Punishments

With the culture of violating NCAA rules that had surrounded the Ohio State football program, the NCAA issued the proper punishment for them. The sanctions might have been a bit harsh for Ohio State’s liking, but with their history of breaking the rules, they needed some type of action to prevent this from happening again.

There are numerous football programs that have made headlines by violating NCAA rules, and these stories have dominated the news over the past few years. This is a problem that has been plaguing college football, and the NCAA had to step in and make an example of a program.

Hopefully this incident will help continue to clean up college football, and hopefully players will think twice about their actions towards accepting improper gifts. Players, coaches, and boosters should now realize their actions can have major effect on a football program.



  1. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both
    educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the
    nail on the head. The problem is something that too
    few people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I came
    across this in my search for something concerning this.

  2. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers
    and I’m looking at options for another platform.

    I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a
    good platform.

  3. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after going through some of the posts
    I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  4. hello there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked up something new from right here.

    I did however expertise a few technical points using this web site,
    since I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I
    could get it to load properly. I had been wondering
    if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances
    times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your
    quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my email and
    can look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content.
    Make sure you update this again soon.

  5. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.

    Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

  6. Excellent post. I certainly appreciate this site. Keep it up!

  7. Howdy are using WordPress for your site platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create
    my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  8. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to
    do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my
    own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.

  9. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly think this web
    site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more,
    thanks for the info!

  10. Hi, its good paragraph concerning media print, we all know media is a impressive source of data.

  11. Hello, just wanted to mention, I loved this post. It was practical.

    Keep on posting!

  12. I think the admin of this web page is actually working hard in support of his web page, since here every stuff is quality based stuff.

  13. Good web site you have here.. It’s difficult to
    find quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate people like you!
    Take care!!

  14. Howdy! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Thank you

  15. What’s up everyone, it’s my first visit at this site, and piece of writing is truly
    fruitful in support of me, keep up posting such articles.

  16. I do believe all the ideas you have offered for your post.
    They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Still, the
    posts are very short for starters. May you please prolong them a bit from
    subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  17. I think this is one of the most vital information for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The site style is great,
    the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  18. I have read a few excellent stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how a lot effort you put to make any such excellent informative web site.

  19. I like the helpful info you provide for your articles. I will bookmark your
    weblog and take a look at once more here regularly.
    I am rather sure I will be informed many new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  20. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for this information for my

  21. That is a good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  22. Hello this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG
    editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so
    I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  23. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you have been using?

    I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest blog and I
    would like to find something more safe. Do you have any suggestions?

  24. It is really a nice and helpful piece of information. I am satisfied that you just
    shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  25. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our
    community. Your web site provided us with helpful info to work
    on. You have performed an impressive process and our whole
    community will probably be thankful to you.

  26. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog
    platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired
    of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and
    I’m looking at options for another platform.
    I would be great if you could point me in the direction of
    a good platform.

  27. I all the time emailed this weblog post page to
    all my friends, because if like to read it after that my friends will too.

  28. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was once a enjoyment account it.
    Look complicated to far delivered agreeable from you!

    By the way, how can we keep in touch?

  29. This piece of writing is in fact a nice one it helps new
    web viewers, who are wishing for blogging.

  30. Hi there, this weekend is good designed for me, for the reason that this occasion i am reading this fantastic educational article here at my residence.

  31. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy
    reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects?
    Many thanks!

  32. I am curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be utilizing?
    I’m having some small security issues with my latest website and I’d
    like to find something more safeguarded. Do you
    have any recommendations?

  33. Very good post. I definitely appreciate this website. Keep it up!

  34. What’s up, this weekend is pleasant in favor of me, since this point in time i
    am reading this great informative paragraph here at my residence.

  35. I think the admin of this site is in fact working hard in support of his web site, since here every data
    is quality based material.

  36. Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out some additional information.

  37. It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before ending
    I am reading this wonderful post to increase my knowledge.

  38. Excellent pieces. Keep posting such kind of info on your site.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hello there, You have done a fantastic job.

    I will definitely digg it and individually recommend
    to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited
    from this website.

  39. For latest information you have to go to see web and on world-wide-web I found this site as a best
    web page for most recent updates.

  40. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  41. I need to to thank you for this very good read!! I certainly
    loved every bit of it. I’ve got you book marked to check out new
    things you post…

  42. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else
    know such detailed about my problem. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  43. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage?
    My blog is in the exact same area of interest
    as yours and my visitors would certainly benefit from some of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you. Many thanks!

  44. Thanks very interesting blog!

  45. you’re in point of fact a good webmaster. The site
    loading speed is amazing. It kind of feels that you’re doing
    any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece.
    you have performed a magnificent process in this topic!

  46. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you really know what
    you’re speaking about! Bookmarked. Please also talk over with
    my site =). We will have a hyperlink trade contract among us

  47. Awesome post.

  48. I am curious to find out what blog system you’re utilizing?
    I’m having some minor security problems with my latest site
    and I’d like to find something more safe. Do
    you have any suggestions?

  49. What i don’t understood is if truth be told how you are now not really much more
    neatly-favored than you might be now. You are very intelligent.
    You know thus considerably when it comes to this topic, produced
    me personally imagine it from so many various angles.
    Its like women and men are not involved until it’s something
    to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. All the time care for it up!

  50. This design is spectacular! You definitely know
    how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  51. I’ve read several excellent stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.

    I surprise how so much attempt you place to
    create the sort of excellent informative web site.

  52. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend
    your site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted
    of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

  53. you’re really a excellent webmaster. The website loading velocity
    is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique
    trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a great task in this

  54. I am sure this article has touched all the internet visitors, its
    really really pleasant piece of writing on building up new

  55. My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a number of
    websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform.

    I have heard good things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it?

    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  56. Peculiar article, totally what I wanted to find.

  57. Great article.

  58. I savor, result in I found exactly what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man.
    Have a great day. Bye

  59. Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological
    globe all is accessible on net?

  60. I’m no longer certain the place you’re getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or figuring out more.

    Thank you for wonderful information I was searching for this
    information for my mission.

  61. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are simply too great.
    I really like what you have got here, certainly like what you’re stating and the best way in which you are
    saying it. You make it entertaining and you continue to take care
    of to stay it smart. I cant wait to read far more from you.
    That is really a tremendous web site.

  62. Asking questions are really fastidious thing if you are not understanding something fully,
    but this paragraph gives good understanding yet.

  63. Great blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions? Kudos!

  64. Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Thanks!

  65. Hello my family member! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include approximately all significant infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

  66. These types of numbers help you to know what is and is not working in your page design and advertising campaign.

  67. Hiya. Self-same cool site!! Guy .. Magnificent .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your web place and assume the feeds also…I’m pleased to attain so a good deal practical information proper now contained by the post. Be grateful you for sharing…

  68. As a Newbie, I am permanently browsing online for articles that can help me. Thank you

  69. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appeal. I must say that you’ve done a excellent job with this. In addition, the blog loads super quick for me on Chrome. Excellent Blog!

  70. woh I am glad to find this website through google.

  71. You are a very capable individual!

  72. I favored your idea there, I tell you blogs are so helpful sometimes like looking into people’s private life’s and work.At times this world has too much information to grasp. Every new comment wonderful in its own right.

  73. Great article! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the internet.

  74. This is a sensible blog site. I mean it. You have so considerably expertise about this matter, and so substantially enthusiasm. You also know how to make individuals rally behind it, clearly from the responses. Youve got a style and design the following thats not too flashy, but makes a statement as large as what youre saying. Wonderful position, in truth.

  75. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  76. This is why acne is hated and need to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you are interested in other remedies for acne or if you want to gain new knowledge about acne for example if you want to know how to get rid of scars or how to prevent acne from occurring, read our other articles. But, what you may not know is the ingredients these expensive products use are available in much cheaper over-the-counter products at big discount stores.

  77. I have learn a few good stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you place to make the sort of wonderful informative website.

  78. Dude What cpu do you have? I’m assuming low end i5 or If this is the case a brand new hex core Intel will run CIRCLES around And comparing DDR3 1600 to DDR4 2400 saying it’s almost as good? It’s not even That PC also has an Huge performance increase from mechanical drives for literally every loading Win7 boots in a few seconds from my Not to mention all the features of the X99 Your computer is significantly slower than that $1700, understandably so because yours was much

  79. Appreciate your sharing the right go over that, I think truly regarding coupled with adore exploring much more about that topic. In case prospective, because arrive at practical knowledge, do you brain improving a person’s web site due to furthermore information and facts? This is of great help for everyone.

  80. Thanks for the marvelous posting jdhipss! I actually enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back someday. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!

  81. Nutrition is a very important part of being healthy when you exercise. While for advanced cyclists this is a valuable tool, to ensure accurate pacing during a race or workout. Many people waste money every day buying the newest fitness products that are available.

  82. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  83. Sweet site, super layout, very clean and utilize friendly.

  84. Very good information can be found on web blog.

  85. naturally like your web-site however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to inform the reality nevertheless I’ll surely come back again.


  1. […] Ohio …Column: Buckeyes just have all the luckSI.comNCAA hits OSU hardBucyrus Telegraph ForumOhio State Receives Fair Punishment By NCAAMidwest Sports FansESPNall 1,777 news […]

Speak Your Mind