Should OSU Basketball also be worried about Tressel/Pryor implosion?

Should OSU Basketball also be worried about Tressel/Pryor implosion?

Submitted by bronxblue on May 30th, 2011 at 7:06 PM

With all the delirious excitement/dread/photoshopping surrounding Tressel's resignation and the SI article further illuminating the Pryor fiasco, I wonder how all of these allegations will affect OSU's very highly-ranked basketball team.  I don't remember if specific names were mentioned, but I do remember reading reports of athletes on the basketball team also receiving tattoos and nice car deals, or at least the insinuation finding some purchase with sources.  It seems highly unlikely that the abuses we've seen perpetrated by the football team are restricted to just those athletes, as the basketball team has been at least as successful over the years as the footballers, and is a sport were violations occur frequently with high-end players.  

I wouldn't be surprised if once the smoke clears, we see Thad Matta having to answer some very tough questions about some of his one-and-done players with questionable pasts (Byron Mullen, I'm looking at you).  If the Lack of Institutional Control claim is brought against OSU for football and incriminating evidence surfaces for the basketball team as well, you may be able to see the resulting crater in Columbus from North Campus.

Eleven Warriors take on Tresselgate

Eleven Warriors take on Tresselgate

Submitted by Bighousemike84 on April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 PM

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2011/04/mr-clean#more

 

Interesting take on the yesterdays announcement of the NOA that Ohio State recieved last Friday from the writers at elevenwarriors. While I am not surprised that the consensus opinion among buckeyes is in favor of Tressel I am surprised at the depths to which they will go to justify that McCheatypants love.

Every tragedy has a well-intentioned idiot, and this one is no different.  From the moment that Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero created a paper trail to Tatgate, Tressel had his work cut out for him.  While he had options and could have acted more covertly, it's now abundantly clear that Tressel tried to abort Tatgate before it gestated into Tatgate.  Immediately notifying the compliance department would have effectively birthed Tatgate last April.  While he failed in the noble endeavor to ultimately make it go away, he kept it obscured until the Feds finally shot their publicity ray at it.

You know how many other FBS coaches would have hoped or tried for this episode to erase itself rather than give a glimpse of it to their compliance departments?  All of them.  This isn't the cop out of "it happens everywhere."  This is the fundamental principle of risk mitigation that says if you think you can make trouble disappear rather than deal with its consequences, you make it disappear.

So basically the argument is that everyone would have done the same thing and we were simply unlucky enough to get caught. Hmmm.... sounds familiar. There is more about this article that is just so very wrong but try telling them that. Just thought it might give the mgoboard a good laugh.

 

OT: New Dr. Saturday: Tressel investigation costs more than his fines cover

OT: New Dr. Saturday: Tressel investigation costs more than his fines cover

Submitted by WojoRisin on April 19th, 2011 at 8:58 PM

FWIW: Possible OSU sanctions

FWIW: Possible OSU sanctions

Submitted by whyyoumadtho on March 21st, 2011 at 12:08 PM

I don't know this website and a friend sent this link to me, so I am taking this with a big grain of salt. But it's on the internet so it must be true right?

Basically the article says that OSU will be hit with the following:

  • All victories from the 2009 and 2010 season will be vacated
  • Will not be televised for the 2011 season
  • Will not be allowed to partake in post season bowl games for 2011 or 2012.
  • Will lose 10 scholarships in 2011, and 5 per year in 2012 and 2013.

OSU Unveils New Athletic Logo In Light of Yesterday's Proceedings

OSU Unveils New Athletic Logo In Light of Yesterday's Proceedings

Submitted by Six Zero on March 9th, 2011 at 8:33 AM

COLUMBUS, OH-- The Ohio State University have chosen to embrace this latest chapter in their rich history of deflecting the guilt of wrongdoing, and have elected to carry this over into the school's primary athletic marks.  Sources within the Athletic Department feel that the time is right to wear this reputation with pride both on the field and off, and are confident that if this is in fact the wrong decision, they will still be able to avoid taking any blame with some carefully worded legal prose.

And so, without further ado, The Ohio State University proudly unveils its new branding identity:

GO SLAPPERS!

There is further talk of retiring the 'Brutus the Buckeye' mascot identity in favor of a feeble Catholic school nun who carries a soft, padded ruler, but no official timeline has been released at this time.  GO SLAPPERS!

I'm calling it: This will come back to haunt OSU - An Mgocurse upon them!

I'm calling it: This will come back to haunt OSU - An Mgocurse upon them!

Submitted by ciszew on August 18th, 2010 at 3:32 PM

http://www.cleveland.com/buckeyeblog/index.ssf/2010/08/lots_of_nicked_u…

Above is some OSU notes.  Basically it says that the entire team has the ability to read at the 2nd/3rd grad level, and that they all curiously worked at the same car dealership over the summer. 

Seriously there are some updates if interested.  What really pissed me off is the last bullet heading on the page:

* The Buckeyes typically end practice with what Jim Tressel calls the Maize and Blue period, when individual position groups work on something to make them better for Michigan. Today was the first time I remember the Buckeyes blaring "The Victors" over the loudspeakers during that period, I think because the upgrade of the practice facility includes a new sound system.

If there is any justice in the world Tressel will get what he asks for, and at the end of The Game in November the Victors will be the only fight song blarred loud and proud in that half built track field those people call a stadium. 

I apologize if this has already been posted.