Ohio State Football Spring Game: Your Essential Guide

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The Ohio State spring scrimmage commences this Saturday as the Jesse Owens Spring Game will be held at Ohio Stadium. So for one day at least, media coverage surrounding the Buckeyes program will not center on Jim Tresssel and corruption.

And enjoy it, OSU fans because you know more bad news, and worse times are ahead when it comes to off-the-field issues for Tressel and the program.

Saturday’s college football action will be in an offense-vs.-defense format, with both units battling for the right to wear the scarlet jerseys (first string) for August practice. Those are the stakes. And don’t expect to see much of the star players who are suspended by the way.

By Paul M. Banks

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More Jim Tressel Infractions Revealed; May miss Ohio State Spring Season

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As Bruce Pearl learned from the University of Tennessee last week, it’s not so much the NCAA infractions, it’s the lying that really matters. Things got worse for officially “embattled” Ohio State Buckeyes Coach Jim Tressel; and things will likely continue to get worse for the leader of one of college football’s premier programs.

Multiple sources told the Columbus Dispatch that Tressel forwarded e-mails containing info about players selling merchandise to a local tattoo parlor owner who was under federal investigation– therefore rendering them ineligible for the 2010 season – to one of the player’s  mentors.

The fact that the player in question is the face of their program Terrelle Pryor,  and a player already suspended, is even more devastating.
By Paul M. Banks

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

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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.

Yahoo! Sports released an investigative report Monday claiming the Buckeyes head football coach knew his players were selling memorabilia for cash eight months before they were suspended by the NCAA for five games in the 2011 season.

With the college basketball team about to start March Madness as the nation’s #1 overall seed, maybe the timing here is perfect?

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