Ohio State bowl ban

Bye bye Bucky: Ohio State slapped with 1-year bowl ban

12/20/11 in NCAAF   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

In a surprising move, the NCAA will reportedly ban Ohio State football from postseason play next season. The ban will prohibit the Buckeyes from playing in any bowl game or the Big Ten Championship Game.

This is a blow to new coach Urban Meyer, who is trying to build momentum for a program that had fallen into controversy following a tattoos-for-memorabilia scandal and the dismissal of Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes went 6-6 this season, the first and only season with Luke Fickell coaching the team, and will play Florida, Meyer's old team in the Gator Bowl.

Ohio State administrators had previously said that they did not expect to face a bowl ban, and it is unclear how that thought process impacted the hiring of Meyer. 

The Buckeyes will also reportedly face four more scholarship losses over the next three seasons, in addition to the self-imposed five scholarship losses, and an additional (third) year of probation, going through the 2013 season. 

Tressel will also reportedly be given the scarlet letter for college coaches--the "show cause" penalty. His show-cause penalty will be for five. That means any team that wants to hire Tressel would have to show cause as to why, and could possibly face sanctions for hiring him. 

While this punishment seems harsh, it is little compared to what USC faced following the Reggie Bush scandal. While the two situations are different, USC fans likely see the Ohio State punishment as a slap on the wrist.

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12/22/11   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Scott wrote:
Way to go out on a limb with that prediction.  I bet they'll still beat Purdue and Indiana too

prob...Michigan and Wisconsin too, how bout that

12/22/11   |   Scott   |   51940 respect

derms33 wrote:
Bet they still beat Illinois

Way to go out on a limb with that prediction.  I bet they'll still beat Purdue and Indiana too

12/22/11   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Bet they still beat Illinois

12/21/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

I'm sure Tebow can right this wrong.

12/21/11   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Wow. That's Bucked up.

12/21/11   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Scott wrote:
I will say one thing though. Ohio State is going to come out of this smelling like roses. They've landed a well-known coach in Urban Meyer and already, he's locked on and "stolen" recruits who had committed to other Big Ten schools. These sanctions are indeed nothing but a little slap on the wrist and I believe in no time, the Buckeyes will be back as one of the nation's elite programs

not too hard to steal recruits from Penn State...I wonder what allowing a former and current coach to rape boys in facility showers gets in NCAA sanctions?  I am guessing a 30-40 year ban

12/20/11   |   Scott   |   51940 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Nothing like a delusional fan base.  

I will say one thing though. Ohio State is going to come out of this smelling like roses. They've landed a well-known coach in Urban Meyer and already, he's locked on and "stolen" recruits who had committed to other Big Ten schools. These sanctions are indeed nothing but a little slap on the wrist and I believe in no time, the Buckeyes will be back as one of the nation's elite programs

12/20/11   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Scott wrote:
Well, this certainly makes my day.  Some Buckeye friends of mine aren't so happy though.  They actually thought OSU wouldn't get a bowl ban and now are upset that OSU accepted the invite to play in the Gator Bowl this season thinking next year, they had a legit shot to get to the BCS title game.

Nothing like a delusional fan base.  

12/20/11   |   Scott   |   51940 respect

Well, this certainly makes my day.  Some Buckeye friends of mine aren't so happy though.  They actually thought OSU wouldn't get a bowl ban and now are upset that OSU accepted the invite to play in the Gator Bowl this season thinking next year, they had a legit shot to get to the BCS title game.