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PLAYERS: DeVier Posey
It is curious timing, to say the least. Instead of focusing on Purdue, the Buckeyes are dealing with more NCAA fallout (Irwin/ Getty) Just as the Penn State sexual abuse scandal is threatening to overwhelm the college football world, the NCAA has announced that Ohio State is now charged with “failure to monitor” in connection to the ongoing investigation into improper benefits.  A convenient distraction from the vagaries of the Sanduksy case, this charge is one of the most serious that the NCAA can levy against a program. Perhaps it’s a bit of conspiracy theory to suggest that the timing was intentional.  However, Buckeye fans and Ohio State officials have to be wondering what more the NCAA has planned for a program that has already been through the wringer. This week should have been about preparing for Purdue.  It should have been about trying to avenge an upset loss from 2009 in which the lowly Boilermakers knocked off Terrelle Pryor and a Top 5 OSU team in West Lafayette.  But i...

Breaking: Ohio State Gets Failure To Monitor Charge

The NCAA has notified Ohio State that it will face a “failure to monitor charge” in addition to more allegations related to its football program. On Thursday Ohio State announced it will dock itself five total football scholarships over the next three years in response to the new alleged violations. The Buckeyes are currently awaiting a ruling after going before...

Previewing Week 11 – Big Ten Football

Week 11 in the Big Ten features some great match ups and some obvious intrigue in Happy Valley. Here’s a quick look at all the games and who should win. Michigan State at Iowa: Can the Spartans buck a recent trend of not playing well on the road so far this season?…granted as I am sure that the MSU fan who gets this will send a message telling me that his team is 2-1 on the...

NCAA Completes Ohio St Investigation; Big 10′s “Other Scandal”

The Ohio State University  has both metaphorically and literally “sent out a press release on Friday at 6pm” quite a few times this past year. They’ve had a lot of bad news to disclose to their media contingent regarding Jim Tressel, Terrelle Pryor, Boom Herron, Devier Posey, free tattoos, NCAA sanctions etc. And that’s when you send out a media release of that sort, at...

NCAA Completes Ohio State Investigation, OSU Imposes More Sanctions

When The Ohio State University went through the scandal with former coach Jim Tressel, the hope of the University and its athletic department was that firing Jim Tressel and self-imposing probation plus forfeiting the last season would be enough. For a while, it looked like that might be the case when the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions delivered OSU a positive letter in response...

Ohio State strips itself of five scholarships; facing failure to monitor charge

After appearing in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to answer allegations concerning players receiving impermissible benefits and Jim Tressel‘s cover-up, Ohio State uncovered further violations involving a booster paying players cash at a charity event as well as overpaying them for a job he provided. The school announced Thursday that their joint investigation…

President Gee’s letter to AD Smith

With all of the turmoil involving the NCAA’s investigation of the Ohio State football program and the sanctions that will follow, I still can’t believe that director of athletics, Gene Smith, still has a job. The university forced former head coach Jim Tressel to resign on May 30, and...

Ohio State Buckeyes P.M. Links: Ben Buchanan is a weapon; Bruce and Cooper on Paterno; the last trip to Purdue was not good for OSU

Punter Ben Buchanan has given the Buckeyes a solid boot.

Freshman Antonio Underwood asked to hold that line at right tackle for Buckeyes

With senior right tackle J.B. Shugarts out with a knee injury, Ohio State will turn to freshman Antonio Underwood from Shaker Heights to help keep the offensive line rolling along.

Ohio State to be sans receiver against Purdue

Ohio State’s passing game has been, um, inconsistent for much of the season — tight end Jake Stoneburner leads the team in receptions with 12 — and now the Buckeyes are going to be down one of their more productive receivers. The school has confirmed that Corey “Philly” Brown did not make the trip to…
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