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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 31, 2011
What others are saying about Jim Tressel and the Ohio State scandal: " ... there will be an enduring and justifiable taint to Tressel. This is a guy who has always talked skillfully about doing all the right things, but hasn't walked it very well. He won big and was dogged by NCAA violations at Youngstown State in the 1990s. Now the same is true at Ohio State. And now Tressel has been forced out of his dream job, one of the top five in America. If he's honest with himself, Tressel must wonder today how much easier life would have been if he'd just done the right thing when he got that first email warning him that his players were breaking the rules.
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By Pete Barrett, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
Maurice Clarett took the microphone and worked his way down the stairs on the left side of the stage of the Frederick Douglass auditorium. He wasn't going to put himself on a pedestal, he was going to tell his story about hitting rock bottom, from the ground floor. Wearing a gray suit, Clarett - in a low, raspy voice - told 69 football players from Baltimore high schools that three and a half weeks after his now-fiancee, Ashley Evans gave birth to his daughter, he was arrested, and subsequently served three and a half years in jail.
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April 27, 2011
Launch him at once George Diaz Orlando Sentinel A better question would be: "Why hasn't Ohio State fired Jim Tressel yet?" Ohio State should have bounced him a long time ago. He is a liar and a fraud (just read his self-serving book, "The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life. " How about a sequel: "The Losers Manual: For the Game of Hypocrisy. " Ohio State shouldn't dawdle another day, but it's no surprise that administrators keep coddling Tressel.
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December 22, 2011
A painful lesson Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel From the start, the Buckeyes tried to sweep all of this under the rug. The NCAA pulled that rug out from under the program Tuesday when it handed down a one-year postseason ban. The penalty is harsh — no Big Ten or national championship in 2012 — but it could have been a whole lot worse. Just ask USC fans who had to suffer through back-to-back seasons without postseason play.
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October 6, 2010
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday he believes quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be "fine" as the team prepares for Saturday's game against Indiana. Pryor injured his left quadriceps during the third quarter of last week's game against Illinois. He missed a series, but returned later in the period and helped the second-ranked Buckeyes to a 24-13 victory. "I would expect every day he'll get closer to 100 percent," said Tressel at his weekly news conference. "I don't know who's 100 percent after five games … but I think he'll be fine.
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November 23, 2010
Petersen wins lottery Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times Naming the best active coach in college football is a good way to start a bar fight. So, I'm going to throw my top-name ping-pong balls into a hopper and randomly pick Boise State coach Chris Petersen. The longevity/division balls are Division III legend John Gagliardi of St. John's in Minnesota, who is the all-time winningest coach with 478 victories. Then I'm tossing in Joe Paterno of Penn State and two of the best active coaches up to August: Urban Meyer (Florida)
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March 9, 2011
Penalty not enough Mark Wogenrich The Morning Call Upon stating his intent to be "very accurate, very succinct and on point," Jim Tressel followed with an often-confusing, 10-minute speech/apology Tuesday regarding his suspension and fine. One point he never addressed was whether he played potentially ineligible players. If Tressel did, and that prospect appears quite plausible, then Ohio State needs to self-penalize even more: Vacating the wins of 2010 and cutting 2-4 scholarships would be a good start.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 30, 2011
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned, The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this morning. It's been less than three months since President E. Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Gene Smith said they fully supported Tressel. But new relevations -- seemingly daily, mounting pressure and a pending NCAA disciplinary hearing made it impossible for the university to continue its support of Tressel and the football program, sources told The Dispatch. The university announced the resignation after the newspaper's report this morning.
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December 25, 2009
Three more Ohio State players will miss the Rose Bowl game against Oregon. On his weekly radio show, coach Jim Tressel confirmed the team's top kick returner, Ray Small , defensive lineman Rob Rose and running back Bo Delande would not travel with the team to Pasadena and were suspended for undisclosed violations of team rules. Freshman receiver Duron Carter , the son of former Ohio State and NFL great Cris Carter , was declared academically ineligible last week.
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December 22, 2011
A painful lesson Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel From the start, the Buckeyes tried to sweep all of this under the rug. The NCAA pulled that rug out from under the program Tuesday when it handed down a one-year postseason ban. The penalty is harsh — no Big Ten or national championship in 2012 — but it could have been a whole lot worse. Just ask USC fans who had to suffer through back-to-back seasons without postseason play.
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By Paul Marx | September 1, 2011
Fifty big-time college presidents recently met at a retreat in Indianapolis to discuss the sordid state of college football. They left for home, and a new scandal made the news. This time it's at the University of Miami (which plays Monday's home opener at the University of Maryland). The scandal before that was at Ohio State. And while that one was still foremost in their minds, the presidents continued in their staunch belief that their players were student-athletes, basically amateurs.
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By Chris Dufresne, Tribune Newspapers | August 26, 2011
Every year we must explain to students the "Five W's" of college football turnover. Who? What? Went where? Why? Things don't stay the same very long. Players cycle out every four or five years, and for coaches, the grass is usually greener anywhere the green involves money. Here's a look at some new faces in new places: Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp couldn't wait out his coach-in-waiting position at Texas and jumped at the chance to replace Urban Meyer at Florida.
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July 29, 2011
Long time coming Steve Svekis Sun Sentinel The spring and summer of discontent continues for some of college coaching's bigger names. Ohio State's football coach Jim Tressel and Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl already had been overwhelmed by scandal. Now Butch Davis is done. The former Miami Hurricanes coach who has built a reputation of piling up NFL-caliber talent but not the commensurate number of wins, oversaw a North Carolina program now deeply embroiled in an NCAA investigation.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 31, 2011
What others are saying about Jim Tressel and the Ohio State scandal: " ... there will be an enduring and justifiable taint to Tressel. This is a guy who has always talked skillfully about doing all the right things, but hasn't walked it very well. He won big and was dogged by NCAA violations at Youngstown State in the 1990s. Now the same is true at Ohio State. And now Tressel has been forced out of his dream job, one of the top five in America. If he's honest with himself, Tressel must wonder today how much easier life would have been if he'd just done the right thing when he got that first email warning him that his players were breaking the rules.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 30, 2011
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned, The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this morning. It's been less than three months since President E. Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Gene Smith said they fully supported Tressel. But new relevations -- seemingly daily, mounting pressure and a pending NCAA disciplinary hearing made it impossible for the university to continue its support of Tressel and the football program, sources told The Dispatch. The university announced the resignation after the newspaper's report this morning.
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April 27, 2011
Launch him at once George Diaz Orlando Sentinel A better question would be: "Why hasn't Ohio State fired Jim Tressel yet?" Ohio State should have bounced him a long time ago. He is a liar and a fraud (just read his self-serving book, "The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life. " How about a sequel: "The Losers Manual: For the Game of Hypocrisy. " Ohio State shouldn't dawdle another day, but it's no surprise that administrators keep coddling Tressel.
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July 29, 2011
Long time coming Steve Svekis Sun Sentinel The spring and summer of discontent continues for some of college coaching's bigger names. Ohio State's football coach Jim Tressel and Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl already had been overwhelmed by scandal. Now Butch Davis is done. The former Miami Hurricanes coach who has built a reputation of piling up NFL-caliber talent but not the commensurate number of wins, oversaw a North Carolina program now deeply embroiled in an NCAA investigation.
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By Chris Dufresne, Tribune Newspapers | August 26, 2011
Every year we must explain to students the "Five W's" of college football turnover. Who? What? Went where? Why? Things don't stay the same very long. Players cycle out every four or five years, and for coaches, the grass is usually greener anywhere the green involves money. Here's a look at some new faces in new places: Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp couldn't wait out his coach-in-waiting position at Texas and jumped at the chance to replace Urban Meyer at Florida.
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Peter Schmuck | March 11, 2011
News item: The NFL players union made good on its long-standing threat to decertify, signaling a lengthy legal phase in the stalled collective bargaining negotiations between the players and the league. The owners are expected to lock out the players soon after the current labor agreement expires at midnight on Friday. My take: This labor dispute is looking more and more like the disastrous Major League Baseball labor war of 1994-1995. Hopefully, both sides will come to their senses before they cook the golden goose and feed it to the lawyers.
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March 9, 2011
Penalty not enough Mark Wogenrich The Morning Call Upon stating his intent to be "very accurate, very succinct and on point," Jim Tressel followed with an often-confusing, 10-minute speech/apology Tuesday regarding his suspension and fine. One point he never addressed was whether he played potentially ineligible players. If Tressel did, and that prospect appears quite plausible, then Ohio State needs to self-penalize even more: Vacating the wins of 2010 and cutting 2-4 scholarships would be a good start.
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