UPDATE- We’ve put all of this information into a table for those who prefer getting their information that way (and read USA Today). Check it out here, or under the Media Table at the top right of the site.
We’ll also work to update it as necessary, should more evidence emerge either supporting or refuting these concerns.
Update 2 – It has come to our attention that not all of the information presented was sourced properly. The article has been modified to be more clear.
It’s been a hectic couple of months to be a Buckeye fan. The first half of the year has felt like every media organization in the nation, including our own home base news sources, have been giving our favorite university the third degree.
One constant in these media investigations is that the national news sources never return to the scene of the … [Read More]
The night time must be the right time, as Ohio State has announced two 8:00 pm EST games for the 2011 season, in addition to the game at Miami on September 17th.
The Buckeyes will travel to Lincoln Nebraska for their third ever meeting with the Cornhuskers, and the first as members of the newly configured B1G Ten Conference. This game will be the first of the season for the five players suspended, and may also be the first with Jim Tressel on the sidelines. Across the field will be Nebraska head coach and former Buckeye captain Bo Pelini. tBBC will be bringing you exclusive coverage from Lincoln for this epic match up.
Three weeks later, Ohio State returns home to Columbus to face Wisconsin in an 8:00 pm start time. This will be the first night home game on the road for the Badgers against a conference … [Read More]
Look to the past and remember no empire rises that sooner or later won’t fall.- Al Stewart
This is the summer of our discontent- the dreaded “off season” that brings with it a lack of coverage for stories about life on the field, and instead finds the 24 hour news cycle filled with rumor, speculation, innuendo rather than stats or previews of upcoming contests. When it’s good, it’s good (see last year’s expansion excitement) and when it’s bad, it’s awful… mostly because it seems to be ever present.
Before we get any further, I need to clarify that yes, there is a question mark in this post’s title. I am not suggesting that Buckeye Nation has ended; as loudly as those in the media and other fan bases and even some of those on campus are calling for scorched earth along the Olentangy, THE Ohio State University … [Read More]
This afternoon, the NCAA finished their review of the appeal of the five game suspension for the student athletes at the beginning of the 2011 season.
Terelle Pryor, Dan Herron, Devier Posey, Mike Adams, and Solomon Thomas were sanctioned for selling gear and award merchandise in exchange for tatoos and/or money in December 2010; the were allowed by the NCAA to participate in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. The appeal was based on the possibility that the NCAA would reduce the five game sanctions to the four games that other athletes received in 2010 for similar circumstances; most notably Georgia’s A.J. Green. Ohio State’s players received an additional game due to their signing compliance documents t the beginning of the 2010 seaon that stated that they had not violated NCAA rules; this was an additional transgression.
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The NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement has
UPDATE- The University has scheduled a press conference for this evening (3.8.11) at 7:00 pm. Coach Tressel, AD Gene Smith, and President E. Gordon Gee will be speaking, according to the press release.
As I’m sure you’ve probably heard, Yahoo (no, I’m not going to do the exclamation point) Sports released a story on Monday regarding December’s “Tat-5″ situation. As you remember, Ohio State players were found responsible for selling or exchanging gear or memorabilia, which is in violation of NCAA rules regarding improper benefits for student athletes.
At the time, Athletic Director Gene Smith stated that the University became aware of the matter on December 8, and responded with a swift investigation that resulted in the players being eventually suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season. One of the factors stated was that the student athletes were initially unaware that their actions … [Read More]