Found December 20, 2011 on Crystal Ball Run:
Whenever news comes down like today's announcement by the NCAA of sanctions against Ohio State stemming from Tatgate, a reasonable and well-intentioned segment of college sports fans and pundits inevitably raise the idea of using monetary fines to punish scofflaws. The suggestion makes sense on its face. What better deterrent against cheating than hitting schools in the pocketbook? Plus, a fine doesn't directly harm the current athletes, who didn't break the rules, in the same ways that losing scholarships and bowl bans do. It sounds good in theory, but such a system of enforcement would be a nightmare in practice. First, there's the matter of figuring how much violations should cost the penalized parties. Let's say, for instance, that the NCAA set standard fines for violations – lack of institutional control costs $100,000, academic fraud costs $75,000 and so on. How do you set the right price on a violation so that it equitably penalizes schools with differe...

CFB: Will Sanctions Hurt Ohio State Recruiting?

  The NCAA shocked Buckeye Nation today by imposing a bowl ban for the 2012 season. How will this effect OSU?  Will recruits de-commit? Will Urban Meyer renege on his pledge to be head coach at OSU? Ari Wasserman of the Buckeye Sports Bulletin has already tweeted that Urban Meyer will not leave Ohio State and that three of the four commits following Urban Meyer's hiring...

Video: Urban Meyer on the Dan Patrick Show

A few highlights from Urban Meyer's time on the Dan Patrick Show; Was there any thought of not taking the Ohio State job? Oh yeah. The contact was made on that Sunday and I kind of was watching all Fall and with the NCAA you just dont know until you know and Ive always been an Ohio State fan as far back as I can remember. Im not going to do something thats not the right time...

Gators Prepare for Miller and OSU Run Game

Florida hasn’t done well at slowing mobile quarterbacks this season. Discipline caused problems on the field this season when the defensive line was unable to hold the edge and keep quarterbacks from creating yards when plays broke down. Discipline is being pounded into their heads every day in bowl practice, as Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will be their toughest running...

NCAA keeps on doing what it does best

A wise man once explained that while poverty is an injustice, the NCAA is simply inexplicable. It wasnt Confucius who said it, but it was confucian in its simple logic. Because the NCAA makes a habit of baffling, incoherent, near absurd rulings, and it makes them with all the pomposity of a British know-it-all traipsing through Australia in the penal colony days. Its even easy to...

Ohio State set to hear NCAA sanctions (AP)

Ohio State will find out its NCAA fate later today. Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed to The Associated Press early Tuesday that the NCAA's committee on infractions would hand down its final sanctions of the Ohio State athletic program at 3 p.m. EST. The decision comes almost a year to the day since problems were first revealed in the football program.

Today is Judgement Day for Ohio State.

Adam Rittenberg of ESPN is reporting that the NCAA infractions committee will be handing down its ruling on Ohio State's involvement with Tresselgate Tuedsay afternoon. "Athletic director Gene Smith told the Associated Press that the infractions committee will issue its ruling at 3 p.m. ET. The ruling comes nearly a year after Ohio State revealed that six players...

Ohio State Banned From Postseason In 2012

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Ohio State received a one-year postseason ban among the sanctions handed down Tuesday by the NCAA for a memorabilia scandal that cost Jim Tressel his job as head football coach. The postseason ban means the Buckeyes won't be eligible to play in a bowl game or the Big Ten championship game during new head coach Urban Meyer's first year. The...

Ohio State's NCAA penalties

In a ruling by the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions on Tuesday, Ohio State was cited for failure to monitor, preferential treatment and extra benefit violations in its football program. Former coach Jim Tressel was found to have engaged in unethical conduct. Here are the penalties facing Ohio State. - One-year bowl ban for the 2012 postseason. - Reduction of football...

Ohio State gets bowl ban, other penalties

Urban Meyer's first Ohio State team won't be bowl bound.

Ohio State to learn NCAA fate today

Over four months after appearing in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, Ohio State will learn how big of a hammer the NCAA will lay down on its football program. According to the Associated Press, OSU athletic director Gene Smith confirmed that the NCAA’s COI will hand down its final sanctions at 3 p.m.…

Ohio State Buckeyes basketball and football P.M. links: Games this week vs. Lamar and Miami (O.) before Big Ten hoops schedule begins

Buckeyes, still ranked No. 2 in the nation, hope to be 12-1 before Big Ten season opener on Dec. 28 against Northwestern.

Bowl ban for Ohio State, show-cause for Tressel

UNC's Withers to become Ohio State assistant

North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers says he is heading to Ohio State to become Urban Meyer's co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.

Andy Staples: A modest proposal: Hire Tressel after flimsy show-cause penalty

Ohio State's NCAA sanctions included a five-year show-cause penalty for Jim Tressel. That sounds harsh, but a smaller school could, and should, hire The Vest, says Andy Staples.
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