Originally written on MaizeAndGoBlue  |  Last updated 12/21/11
[Ed.: Below is a reaction to Ohio State's NCAA sanctions from Tab Bamford, the man who was the first to break the Jim Tressel news almost exactly a year ago. On that day, he sent shockwaves throughout Columbus, eliciting direct denials from the school and Tressel himself, and started the ball rolling towards yesterday's sanctions. He was blasted on Columbus radio, received hate mail and personal threats from crazed fans, and became the state of Ohio's top trending topic on Twitter. And, oh yeah, he's a Michigan fan]. On Christmas Day, 2010, a blog post sent Columbus, Ohio into a frenzy. Someone outside the Buckeye Bubble had the nerve to receive credible information, and publish a report that said Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel’s last game at OSU would be the Sugar Bowl. OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith tweeted that day that Buckeye fans should “Go back to drinking your eggnog!! Rumors not true…” OSU Sports Information Director Shelly Poe then allegedly texted media ...
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