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USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Ohio State, you're next.

 Well, maybe, but the non-story that was the BCS finally and absolutely vacating USC's 2004 title on Monday does have implications colored Scarlet and Gray. The way things are trending in Columbus, Ohio State could be the next to vacate a BCS bowl win. A BCS source told me that the same standard would hold for Ohio State if it was forced to vacate this year's Sugar Bowl: Wait until the case is decided and all appeals are exhausted.

 Admittedly, the stakes would be a bit smaller but no less embarrassing. A national championship wasn't involved in Ohio State's 31-26 win over Arkansas. Six players mysteriously reinstated for the bowl somehow were. Five of those six players were key contributors in the win. At issue is how many of those victories will end up standing when the NCAA is through with Ohio State.

 Those six players were cleared by the NCAA to play that particular game but this case has miles to go -- no pun intended re: Terrelle Pryor loaners -- before it is finalized.

 And, no, that doesn't mean Arkansas becomes Sugar Bowl champion if Ohio State vacates. Just like USC in 2004, if the Buckeyes vacate, there likely will be no 2011 Sugar Bowl champion in the BCS' eyes.

 USC is believed to be the first team in the wire service era (since at least 1936) to have a national championship removed. 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: BCS, NCAA, Ohio State, USC
 
Comments

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:30 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

I don't see how that correlates. OSU players traded there things for money and tats because no one was giving them any cash apparently.

Trading something you got for free for something of value is the same thing.  

And you're not going to be happy about the Outside the Lines that will be airing soon.  Apparently, one of Pryor's good friends tells ESPN that Pryor pocketed $20,000 to $40,000 singing memorabelia for a local business man.

Don't worry though, OSU will be ok.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:23 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?




Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:18 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

BOLOSAK,,,,,how do i send u an email?



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:13 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

I don't see how that correlates. OSU players traded there things for money and tats because no one was giving them any cash apparently.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:45 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Well, going by your standard, I guess OSU paid the tat-5 too.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:43 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Wow...you can't connect the dots can you?




Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:35 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

You do know the difference between agents paying Bush and USC paying Bush, right?




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:24 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Reggie got paid.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:24 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Read:

Just before the 2006 draft, reports surfaced raising questions about whether Bush's family received gifts in violation of policies. The school requested that the conference investigate the matter, and Bush denied any impropriety.

Sports agent Lloyd Lake sued Bush and his family in November 2007 for not repaying over $290,000 in gifts. Lake also agreed to cooperate with the NCAA.<sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference"></sup> In April 2009, the reported that the NCAA had merged its investigations of Bush and former USC basketball player into a single probe of the Trojans athletic programs.<sup id="cite_ref-8" class="reference"></sup> On December 28, 2009 it was announced that Bush had lost his bid for confidential arbitration in this matter and that the case would proceed to trial.<sup id="cite_ref-9" class="reference"></sup> The case was settled in April 2010.<sup id="cite_ref-10" class="reference"></sup>

On June 10, 2010, the NCAA announced major sanctions against USC. The NCAA found that Bush had received lavish gifts from Lake and his partner, Michael Michaels, from at least December 2004 onward, including a limousine ride to the 2005 Heisman Trophy presentation. As a result, USC was given four years of probation and forced to vacate its last two wins of the 2004 season - including the - as well as all of its wins in the 2005 season. The Trojans were also banned from bowl games in 2010 and 2011 and will lose 30 scholarships over three years. Running backs coach was banned from off-campus recruiting for one year after the NCAA determined he had known about Bush's dealings with the agents. The NCAA also forced USC to permanently disassociate itself from Bush.<sup id="cite_ref-ESPNSanctions_11-0" class="reference"></sup><sup id="cite_ref-12" class="reference"></sup>





Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:14 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

USC didn't commit recruiting violations and were not accused of paying players.


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