Ohio State football reports four new potential secondary NCAA violations


Currently, there are 12 secondary NCAA issues being processed by the athletics compliance office regarding Ohio State. By secondary, it means these are not major violations. All are consistent with the department’s culture of self-report. Four of them are related to the football team, none to men’s basketball.

OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith sent out a statement with regard to information reported by the student newspaper The Lantern last night. He reiterated that no Ohio State athletics program is facing any major NCAA issues. Here are the four incidents that could lead to future secondary violations

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Ohio St. football denies possibility of major NCAA violations


Ohio State is on probation for NCAA violations stemming from the 2010 tattoo-and-memorabilia scandal. The pay-to-play fiasco that ended up costing Jim Tressel his job, disgraced Terrelle Pryor and led to the suspension of Boom Herron and Devier Posey.

The Buckeyes’ are ineligible for a bowl this college football season. This morning, Ohio State released a statement by Athletic Director Gene Smith denying the possibility of major violations. The statement was in response to The Lantern, THE Ohio State University student newspaper, quoted Smith as saying that he didn’t know how the NCAA would classify 12 pending OSU violations it was in the process of reporting. (Post Dispatch)

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Urban Meyer Statement on Ohio State Bowl Ban


For all you BUCKNUTS out there, today was judgment day. The NCAA’s committee on infractions handed down its final sanctions on the storied college football program at 3 p.m. EST today.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be bowl ineligible for 2012; and as such will also not be able to participate in the Big Ten title game. Kind of like USC this year.

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Ohio State 2010 Season Now Vacated, Program Self-Imposes 2 Year Probation

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Those two Ohio State Buckeyes games I covered (opening night vs. Marshall and the annual grudge match versus the hated Michigan Wolverines) no longer officially exist; as the entire 2010 season was officially vacated.

Maybe the local rube harassing me about my generic blue and orange scarf, the random guy at the stadium who yelled “AUBURN FAGGOT!” at me before the season finale, maybe he doesn’t exist either? Or the Buckeyes meat-head in the front row who disparaged my summer wardrobe while I was on the field by screaming “Hey Crockett, where’s Tubbs?” Perhaps he doesn’t exist as well.

You Ohio State fans, you certainly know how to make a college football reporter feel welcome. And you’re going to need that sense of humor now more than ever, as your team is no longer king of the Big Ten. Your boys are on probation for two years.

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