Earlier this year, Ohio State said it was vacating all 12 of its victories from the 2010 football season and placing itself on two years' probation in the wake of a scandal that cost coach Jim Tressel his job.
Tressel resigned after being fined $250,000 and suspended for lying to NCAA officials investigating allegations that his players had received special benefits from local businesses in Columbus, Ohio.
Several players, including star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, allegedly swapped team and personal memorabilia and equipment for tattoos and other benefits. Tressel became aware of the transactions, which violate NCAA rules, but did not report them on a form all coaches are required to submit.
In addition to the postseason ban, the NCAA imposed penalties of additional scholarship reductions, three years of probation, the forfeiture of almost $340,000 and all of its victories for the 2010 season.