This is pretty much standard procedure, but in the interest of tosu schadenfreude, I wanted to update everyone on the ESPN lawsuit against our friends down south, or next door for some of us. One interesting and encouraging part of the article about FERPA.
Timothy Smith said that FERPA is a "limited utility."
"(FERPA does not cover) relationships with third parties or people of campus, or people not related to their education. And clearly all this stuff falls outside," Smith said.
OSU's media relations department cited FERPA as the reason for not initially supplying the records to ESPN.
I'm assuming that's supposed to read "off campus". I'm still holding out hope that someone on the Ohio Supreme court has some cajones, or the female equivalent, to force the release of the unredacted documents to ESPN and that those documents reveal some major violation involving Mr. Sarniak and TP or JT.
Also interesting, some of the comments are pretty well written, especially the one about ESPN's conflict of interest. I guess Bucknuts readers don't venture over to The Lantern.