Today, Ohio State submitted its Answer to ESPN's Complaint in the news organization's lawsuit for public records:
The filing itself tells us very little because, well, Answers generally say very little.
The most interesting part is an attached letter from OSU to ESPN effectively saying "Hey bro, we actually wanted to give you documents, and it was not cool when you sued us." OSU is also trying to appease the Ohio Supreme Court by suggesting that it's already provided all the documents it has. This is a bit half-hearted but it's better than Ohio State's previous position, which was basically a va te faire foutre.
The other mini-revelation is that, yes, this case is still going. I'm still trying to figure out how long we can expect this odd mandamus action to continue in Ohio's highest court, but you can rest assured that it was not settled quietly since ESPN filed its Complaint three weeks ago.
I'm not sure what happens next but I'm going to look into it. I plan on providing an analysis of the legal arguments once we get something more substantive from Ohio State.
If you are holding out hope for more scandals from that school down south, then ESPN v. Ohio State may be your best bet.