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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

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:31 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

"The Hammer" would be bowl ban, and 10 or more scholorships for 2-3 years. That is a program crippler.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:29 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

There will be no bowl ban, a few scholorships and probation for a few years. No hammer, the sanctions will be similar to what Tennessee will get.

Since: Feb 12, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:15 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Absolutely plus all the games they have played should be forfeited. Alsoban them from any bowl game for at least 5 years, drop their scholarships by 10. They deserve all these plus more. They are still illegalbecause Pryor is also a cheater. Drop the hammer on these CHEATERS.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:10 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

I am adding my thanks to the University of TEXAS and Vince Young for making it unnecessary for the NCAA to vacate the 2005 championship as well.  Can you imagine how smug Bush, Leinart and company would be if they could go around saying "We have our rings from 2004 and 2005 and the AP lists us as National Champs so stick it."  The LONGHORNS of 2005 are the only force standing between the Trojans and their fans proclaiming "we were the greatest team in the history of college football and Reggie Bush taking $300 to $400 thousand doesn't change that."  This action by the NCAA doesn't fully punish them, but it's a start.  Young and company burst that bubble and proved going pro early doesn't always pay off.  Go ahead SC faithful, challenge that.

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:58 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

bolosak - What is your definition of 'hammer thrown down'?

If it's more than 20-30 scholarships and bowl restrictions, I agree with you.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:51 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

BuccinGator, what is your point?
What's my point????  Seriously?  Did you read this article?  You all are quick to jump on the SI article which is mostly rehash and may be in question (even by non-tOSU fans like me).  But can you all seriously NOT see the problem with A) How much Tressel OBVIOUSLY knew and B) his MAJOR case of stupidity in not reporting it to the tOSU compliance department and C) YOU CANNOT DOUBT that tOSU KNOWINGLY (at least by one member of their coaching staff) played INELIGIBLE players.  And this was just what was released that WASN'T turned over in the NCAA probe.  Imagine what was.  Take off your scarlet and grey glasses and join the rest of us in reality, please.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:27 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Same here...I try and call of Doyle and Dodd specifically all the time. They might be worse than some of the bloggers.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:25 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Nitro, IDK why you even argue with these guys. 75% of the public out there just reads what the major media outlets report. If espn, cbs, yahoo, of SI would have reported that the rapture was coming, the world would go mad. Nobody gets that these media outlets have an agenda, it's called trying to make a buck by scooping a story, reguardless of the validity of the story.

I hear ya, bolosak.  No doubt about the media going all sensational on issues in order to make a profit.  Or to meet their agenda.  Like the old joke about the NY Times that if the world was to end tomorrow, their headline would be World Ends Tomorrow....Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.  I just get on here to try to set the record straight in some small way. 

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:13 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Tennesse's basketball program is the main focus of the NCAA's investigation, and they have a lot to lose, just like OSU. It basically comes down to the fact that Pearl and Tressel both chose to lie to the NCAA. Neither program was commiting travesties as far as NCAA rules are concerned.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:10 pm

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

apparently you don't read the school's .

BuccinGator, what is your point?  OSU redacted lots of information it turned over to the media.  So frickin' what?  That does not mean OSU redacted the information it turned over to the NCAA.  There is no reason to protect people's privacy from the NCAA, but the media is another matter.  The media would pimp their grandmothers if they thought it might sell another paper, magazine or advertisement.  The NCAA...not so much. 

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