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Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

Posted on: February 20, 2012 1:25 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

In an interview with the Ohio State student newspaper, The Lantern, school president Gordon Gee took exception to the bowl ban Ohio State received from the NCAA following "Tattoogate." Gee said that the NCAA was essentially out to get Ohio State because it's Ohio State, and that there had been no precedent for such a decision.

"First of all, the NCAA — if we would have given up five bowl games, they would have imposed the sixth on us because they were going to impose a bowl ban," Gee told the paper. "This was Ohio State. This was (the NCAA's) moment in time, and they were going to impose a bowl ban no matter what we did.

"I'm a lawyer. I take a look at precedent. There's no precedent for a bowl ban for us." 

I feel like this is where I should point out that never in the history of college football has a university president been fired by a football coach, yet Gee was still worried that it would happen to him, right?

Now, Gee may be right that there is no precedent for the NCAA's decision in this case, but that doesn't mean what the NCAA did is wrong either. Maybe the NCAA did want to send a message to the rest of college football saying "if we'll do this to Ohio State, we'll do this to you too."

Or maybe the NCAA just saw a case in which Ohio State played a bowl game using players that should not have been eligible after Jim Tressel failed to report anything about what he knew for so long, and decided it's only fair to take a bowl game away from Ohio State in return.

The fact is whether you agree with the decision or not -- and I'm guessing Ohio State fans reading this don't, and everyone else does -- there's nothing that can be done about it now. You just accept the punishment and move on.

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Comments

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

I am a huge UM fan, enjoy the rivalry between the two schools and stay away from the name calling and childish crap.  The thing that bothers me about this thing is that everytime that this topic starts to go away, Gordo opens his mouth and brings the issue back to the forefront.  If I was an OSU fan, I would want to slap the silly out of this guy to get him to shut up and let it go.  He not only brings disgrace back to the school but to the B1G as well.  



Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:19 pm
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

I loved this guys Wine Coolers in the late 80's


Dern scUM fan making me laugh...I think I have soda coming out of my nose...

Don't worry, we'll pay you back soon enough.  I suppose 7 years of losing to your rival is enough to make a fan of any team delirious.   



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:09 pm
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

40-34..Whos second now?!?! I loved this guys Wine Coolers in the late 80's.




Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:40 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

The penalty is for what the coach did, or more correctly didn't do. Add in the O'brien case and you could justify lack of institutional control. They got off pretty easy.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:31 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

PROOF

New York Times article  Feb 21, 2012.  Can't think things have changed much since today.  Here is the proof.  Ohio State has the largest fan base.  Feel happy scUM.  Second isn't so bad.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:22 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

Where are your facts?  I posted mine.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:21 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

I don't see anything criminal about what the Ohio State players did- yes they broke NCAA rules but nothing criminal was done by these players.  Now the fab five... well we don't even need to go there do we.  Are those banners still hanging from the rafters- Can't see them.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:08 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

THE CRIMINAL university.  a once proud program that whines and cries and takes absolutely no responsibility for its actions.  really teaching those kids the right things there at TCu.  of course we're talking about education, which has never been a reason anyone goes to TCu.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:53 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

Wrong pinhead Michigan has the largest fan base in the country.........GO BLUE



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:42 am
 

Gee says NCAA had no precedent for bowl ban

Check your facts first before you spout off.  As usual tOSU is ahead of scUM


If you add up these results across all 210 markets, the three most popular teams are the three that also usually have the : Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. (Ohio State is ranked first in the country with about 3.1 million fans.)



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