Found March 09, 2011 on Inside the Hall:
Ohio State football and more specifically Jim Tressel, as you might know, has been in the news the past few days. And former Indiana coach and ESPN analyst Bob Knight, adamant follower of all NCAA guidelines, took to the airwaves to defend his friend Tressel this morning on Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio. His comments can be described as nothing less than hypocritical for a man who prided himself for always running a clean program while in Bloomington. Witness: “There is no coach in college sports that’s a better example, in my mind, of what coaching is all about and what it should be and how things should be done than Jimmy Tressel. He has done a great job at Ohio State, not because he’s won a lot of games, but because he has won a lot of games doing things the absolute right way. And I think that he would be at the top of the heap when it came to picking guys that did things the way they were supposed to be done. There isn’t anybody who is better in that regard than Jim Tresse...

Breaking: Copy of the infamous Jim Tressel emails

Everyone is aware of Ohio State's self-imposed sanctions following the Yahoo Sports story breaking Jim Tressel's knowledge of the memorabilia scandal 8 months prior to the school's admittance and reporting to the NCAA. Last night I posted a copy of Ohio State's Self-Reporting to the NCAA signed by President Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Gene Smith. This morning...

The Lantern: Give Tressel the Boot

The Lantern is the tOSU student newspaper. Not exactly a reliable source for unbiased information, but in this case, it does tell us how Jim Tressel is viewed by one of his most loyal fanbases. And right now, this article says that the fact that tOSU did not fire Jim Tressel sends a clear message that the state of college football in this country has begun to spiral out of control...

Jim Tressel & His Sweater Vest are Suspsended and Fined for NCAA Violations

How the mighty (?) have fallen.Ohio State suspended their football coach Jim Tressel yesterday for two games and also slapped him with a hefty $250,000 fine for violating NCAA regulations. Tressel didn't notify the university when he recieved information about two of his players regarding the sale of memorabilia. Tressel is also going to have to deliver a forma apology, as well...

BREAKING: OSU RecommendingTressel Suspension For Two Games

In lieu of everything going on at tOSU, now The Sweater is not immune.The NCAA has suspended Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel for two games for "violating NCAA rules" to be served at the beginning of the 2011 season in games that may mean virtually nothing.If Tressel knew of the "swapping memorabilia for tattoos" violations and did not report them immediately to...

No buying the defense for Tressel's violation

Jim Tressel's Ohio State teams annually field one of the best defenses in the nation. Jim Tressel's personal defense for why he withheld knowledge of potential NCAA violations would be fortunate to give up 50 points per game.

Anonymous lawyer in Tressel e-mails identified

Columbus lawyer Christopher Cicero has been identified as the attorney who exchanged e-mails with embattled Ohio State coach Jim Tressel during April and June, 2010, three sources told the Columbus Dispatch. Cierco, 54, was a former walk-on linebacker at Ohio State while Tressel was an assistant for the Buckeyes in the early 1980′s. The e-mails,…

More on Jim Tressel lying: Why he deserves more punishment

Jim Tressel/File We, like most outlets, reported on Ohio State coach Jim Tressel getting caught lying to his bosses, investigators and pretty much everyone else. And yet it is being looked at by those in Columbus and other players as a "Boo-boo". Really, there isn't any excuse for what he did, yet Tuesday night in his press conference he offered one: "I am...

Jim Tressel Trades Reputation For Wins

Jim Tressel has plenty of accomplishments. He has a National Championship, he has 7 Big Ten titles, he has a winning percentage better than .800 and he’s got a 9-1 record against Michigan. Yet, with all of that under his belt, Tressel risked his job (maybe), his reputation (definitely) and the program’s future in order to lock up a couple wins during the 2010 campaign. Yep,...

Bob Knight and Rich Rodriguez Support Jim Tressel

Whether it means anything or not, Jim Tressel has at least cemented his reputation enough with a couple peers enough that they were willing to speak out on his behalf.  On ESPN radio, both Bob Knight and former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez have had supportive words for Jim Tressel. Speaking to Mike and Mike, Bob Knight said the following. “There is no coach in college sports...

Report: Ex-Ohio St. player sent Tressel e-mails

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a former Ohio State football player is the lawyer who sent e-mails to football coach Jim Tressel last spring telling him that players were selling memorabilia.

Did Ohio State’s Jim Tressel Have Advance Knowledge of Infractions?

Shortly before college football‘s Sugar Bowl, Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel’s program was rocked with scandal. His star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, wide receiver Devier Posey and running back Boom Herron, among others were reprimanded for selling their awards, memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. As you know, they’ll be suspended for about the first half of 2011...

Headlinin': The case against Jim Tressel

Making the morning rounds. • Smoking gun. The e-mail chain that served as Exhibit A in Ohio State's decision to slap coach Jim Tressel with a two-game suspension and $250,000 fine on Tuesday is in the public domain, thanks to a pair of local outlets in Columbus, and the information therein is what Ohio State said it was: An attorney (name redacted) alerted Tressel last April...
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