One of my neighbors knows about Matta from his days at Xavier. He says that there were all sorts of little gifts and fringe benefits going to the players and recruits in those days too. The same benefits have likely carried over to the OSU basketball squad, just like Tressel did from YSU to OSU.
"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."