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USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:09 pm
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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. 

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

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:35 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Ok, yes we don't know YET what Newton's family may have received but when it comes out Auburn better be ready for the reprecussions.
The Newton's can circle the wagons all they like, close ranks, fact is there WILL be leaks, the NCAA WILL find out if there is anything to be found out it always works that way, somebody talks and then another person talks and before you know it you have the whole story.
If Newton was so close to his dad as they have painted MANY times, that they're best of friends and closer than Dads & sons usually are HOW could he NOT have known his old man was peddling him around college football?
Also, do you think Cecil risked angering his meal ticket by not sharing the proceeds of any money he received for Cam's services?
If Cecil Newton told Mississippi State the price for Cam's services do you think he gave them to Auburn gratis?
Did he somehow feel charitable towards Auburn and not insist on payment from them?
The answer is where there's smoke there's fire and that fire will eventually become a blaze and Auburn better hope their house is made of fire brick or else they will get burned BADLY by this because the NCAA's dogs will find more than just the Newton situation when they go digging and it could get very ugly for the Tigers.




Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:34 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Let me say this, the NCAA BETTER be talking to Auburn next!
Get to the bottom of the Scam Newton/Cheatin' Chizik mess before you address OSU

Other than hoping there is something there, do you have any info on the alleged mess?



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:30 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

This couldn't be happening to a more deserving group of losers.




Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:28 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Let me say this, the NCAA BETTER be talking to Auburn next!
Get to the bottom of the Scam Newton/Cheatin' Chizik mess before you address OSU



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:14 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

OSU better be wary.  Just think about it, if a player can be bought with the idea of the extras they get for playing there, how much would it take a reporter to get a story from them?  The players that are there because they can get something instead of because they love thier school willl climb out of the closets for chicken feed.



Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:05 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

FYI - The NCAA does not award a football title.



Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:46 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

wow, enough geez.  OSU has been knocked off the pedestal everybody.  Michigan and their new coach will dominate now for a while.  It's ok really.  Let it go.  I knew their were a lot of buckeye haters out there, but it seems like they don't even want OSU to have a football team.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:31 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

What I don't understand is the double standard.  Cam Newton's father solicits funds for his son's playing time, Reggie Bush's family accepts a rent-free house.  Cam says he didn't know what his father was doing - Reggie says he didn't know that his family was getting benefits.  What is the difference between these two?

To heck with Ohio State - Auburn is next.

A couple of key differences:

1. Bush's family actually received extra benefits, Newton's did not (not that we currently know).

2. The likelihood that Bush did not know that his parents accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars is slim and none, while it's plausible that Newton did not know what his dad was doing (probably not likely, though).




Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:31 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

This is too funny. The NCAA takes games away that have already been played? SO really it's like one person once said: "Hey, kids! You were wrong so I'm going to punish you! You know that Disney trip we took last year? Well, from here on out were going to say it never took place!"  "But Dad, we saw Mickey and Minnie and rode all kinds of fun rides and had some yummy treats to eat."  "But it didn't happen. That's your punishment." Boo Hoo!!



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:14 pm
 

USC vacates, is Ohio State next?

Tressel knew Clarett was ineligible. Ohio State must give up the title. Its almost too easy of a decision for the NCAA


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