Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Countdown to zero-hour for Buckeyes

The Associated Press confirms with Gene Smith that the NCAA will issue its ruling regarding the Ohio State football violations at 3PM eastern today.

I think there's a solid chance that the self-flaggilation that the OSU Athletic Department has implemented (up to and especially the firing of Jim Tressel) will satisfy the NCAA committee. There didn't appear to be institutional lack of control, and huge USC-style violations were not present in any way

Not to mention that a certain scandal in Happy Valley have consumed the headlines for the last two months. So here's hoping that Ohio State can put this whole sordid affair behind them, and maybe the donation of a couple hundred thousand #2 jerseys will be the final penance OSU has to make.