NCAA bans Ohio State football from postseason for violations
The Ohio State Buckeyes were penalized by the NCAA for violations.
December 20th, 2011
03:05 PM ET

NCAA bans Ohio State football from postseason for violations

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.

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  1. Diver 1

    Back in the early days and years when
    sports were just satrting to come up;
    athletes and people of all race and
    different genders would just show up
    at any field or court and play
    whatever sport they loved and
    enjoyed the most. Now a days though,
    the only ones that show up are the
    people who just love and enjoy
    watching their favoriate sport,
    because all of the recruiters, athlets,
    trainers, and coaches are only
    interrsted in is the Money and other BENIFITS they would make or RECIEVE
    whether it be a high school or college
    athlete along with where they would
    go whether it be a certain college or a
    sports franchise, beause they all have
    lost sight of what playing a sport
    should be about; for the "LOVE &
    ENJOYMENT" of Playing .

    December 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pardon

      Is that the new theme song for Gilligan's Island?

      December 21, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. PatRobertsonsMuslimcountry

    Did you hear that Pat Robertson is now a Muslim? WHAT TOOK SO LONG?
    America only had to lose two wars, lose Bush, Palin, Perry, Cain, Cheny and now Ohio state....

    AND FINALLY Pat robertson is a Muslim... !!!! What a country !!!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    do they take the footballs away alos and the trofies?

    December 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BigNutZ89

    GO BLUE!!!! Ohio sucks as a state, as a people, and most importantly, as a football team

    December 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      BigNutZ89 – Why do you waste my time like this.
      You know nothing about this state or it's people, you are so opinionated about.
      You truely need to shut your philandering idiot mouth, before someone finds you to shut it for you.
      I'm not afraid of assho_es like you, and will rise to the occasion any time, any place.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Dude

      I want to see you say that to John Glenn's face... And then watch while he kicks you a_$_$.

      More astronauts have come from Ohio than any other state.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The LONE OKIE

    The NCAA and BCS are frauds.......

    December 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    john glenn is old... and a fake.. he never went to the moon...
    .
    they just circled the earth and the rest of the stuff was hollywood magic..

    December 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • susan

      John Glenn never claimed to have gone to the moon. Your ignorance is showing.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ken Da Man

    GO BLUE!!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Dude

    RUFFNUTT, another fine example of the failure of America's primary education system. You obviously slept through history class, and have all the attributes one would come to expect from a Pit Bull trainer.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. V2.0

    Ooooh, The Dude is getting all pontifical about a guy who posts here and is always JOKING! S-T-F-U. Your opinion is as meaningless as his, and his are MEANT to be!

    December 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Dude

    Ooooh V2.0 is a though guy! Keep talking "little man". Oh, gotta run, your mom needs me to clean up your afterbirth.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    @THE DUDE.. i slept thru history class and got a A.. cause i beat up nerdz like you.. and made them do my home work..

    December 21, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    pitbulls are awesome... they are one of the most loving & smartest dogs ever..
    .
    my dog can fetch beers from the fridge and flush the toilet..
    .
    i almost have him trained to open the beer and bring it to me but he usually opens it and drinks it...

    December 21, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. kyle788

    I just want to say that you all satisfy what desire a troll is seeking to fulfill anytime you make any response to them. Remember what your mommy told you to do with these kids when you were in 4th grade: ignore them and they will go away.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • billtouch

      Trouble is, they don't go away. They come back as congressional republicans.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. Avser Bastian

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    WHY TO ACCEPT LIABILITIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WHEN WE CAN SIMPLY ASSASSINATE OUR VICTIMS(YOU) THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FREE PRESS/MEDIA(most severe censorship ever !!!) !!?

    December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Avser Bastian

    NEW – NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!!

    http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ LEARN TRUTH ABOUT EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS !!! NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, BUT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE !!!

    http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ ABDUCTIONS / RENDITIONS / BRAIN CHIP IMPLANTS / BLACKLISTING / BLACKBALLING / MK-ULTRA BRAINWASHING against civilian population TODAY / ASSASINATIONS and much more per WHO, WHY, AND HOW !!!

    WHY TO ACCEPT LIABILITIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WHEN WE CAN SIMPLY ASSASSINATE OUR VICTIMS(YOU) THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FREE PRESS/MEDIA(most severe censorship ever !!!) !!?

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    December 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
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