Ohio State Suspends Coach Tressel Two Games for NCAA Violation

Ohio State University has fined longtime football coach Jim Tressel $250,000 dollars, in addition to a two-game suspension after uncovering that Tressel had prior knowledge of his players’ NCAA violations.

Vice president and director of athletics, Gene Smith; head football coach, Jim Tressel, and president of Ohio State University, E. Gordon Gee addressed the media Tuesday at 7 PM, regarding the issue and ongoing NCAA investigation.

Athletic Director Gene Smith began the conference by clearly reiterating the University’s support of Coach Tressel and dismissing any rumors of Tressel’s resignation.

“He is a coach of young men and we trust him 100%,” Smith said, “…he is our coach and we trust him implicitly.”

By Harrini Krishnan

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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, the Sweater Vest himself traded on his own pristine reputation to make a play at the 2010 National Title (failed) at the cost of potential program reparations in the years to come. The worst part about it is that he could have prevented it.

By Peter Christian

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Breaking Big Ten Bowl Games News, Notes and Quotes

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Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell has been named the head football coach at Miami, the RedHawk Athletic Department announced Friday. Treadwell will be re-introduced to Miami fans and media at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester on Jan. 10 at 5:45 p.m.

“It’s a dream come true to return to my alma mater Miami as head football coach,” said Treadwell, who has spent the past four seasons at Michigan State’s offensive coordinator. “Miami has always held a special place in my heart, and the opportunity to be a part of the ‘Cradle of Coaches’ is a privilege as well as a responsibility.

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