The Game 2011 postgame interacting with bucknuts

Submitted by MichFan1997 on November 28th, 2011 at 1:27 PM
I know there have to be some good stories out there. Some of us wolverines live in Ohio. Some were at the game. They might be our co-workers or family members. Let's hear some interacting with buckeye fan stories from the past 48 hours. Get that freude working, mgoboard



November 28th, 2011 at 1:56 PM ^

All of my life. I am one of only three Michigan fans that I knew grewing up. My family are all ohio fans, and my Dad and Uncle (who's opinion I respect most as an ohio fan) both congratulated me on the win. The rest of my friends are idiots, and just kept running their mouths about Urban Meyer and how Denard is all Michigan has and they are screwed when he leaves. I calmly explained to them that we have another player who rushed for a thousand yards this year, and how we had 3 receivers that had more receiving yards than ohio's top receiver this year. They then tried to pop off about how there is so much more talent at osu than Michigan, so we have no chance long-term. I then explained that we have one of the top recruiting classes in the country this year, and how osu's classes haven't been that great over the last couple of years either. They then tried to repeat their same arguments over and over, because most ohio fans I have met in my life are ignorant when it comes to knowledge of the game and everything involved with it. I have been a Michigan fan since I was old enough to remember, and I am proud to not be like the thousands of osu fans I know. I did not rub it in when we won, I simply said it was a hell of a game and that the kids on both teams played their asses off. I was reminded of Brian's recollection of his trip to Columbus years ago by a few of them that still responded, "Fuck Michigan". I just responded with saying classy move, typical buckeye fan response. They could have beaten us 15 years in a row, and I will always be smug to buckeye fans, because I know we will always be classier than them.


November 28th, 2011 at 1:56 PM ^

A buckeye fan tried to fight me because I said to him " Excuse me, I didn't catch the game do you know who won?" The guy was so pissed off it was great.... I asked another buckeye fan later and he was as polite as one could be.

Walking back to the car later on past Pioneer a buckeye fan was yelling "So yall win once in the last 8 years and you think its a rivalry?" I jumped in to help and asked him "Whats the record in the last 108 years?" The guy kinda started coughing and grabbing his chest, I think that ether might have been too much for him, I hope he was ok.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:08 PM ^

It's funny how buckeye fans quickly forget that before '01, ohio only beat Michigan twice in a 13 year span. Growing up in ohio, I know first hand that most of them are just complete idiots about sports.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:08 PM ^

The Ohio team busses departed right next to our tailgate.  Most fans simply waved, while a number gave the 1 finger salute.

I enjoyed watching most of their fans stand stone faced with their arms crossed.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:09 PM ^

all day about urban. "i don't care about the game, Urban will smash you for years to come, you only win once out of 8 years blahblahblah".

pisses me off and entertains me all at once.

i'm also a teacher in ohio, so the kids have been interesting. my flag is still on the door, banner is still behind my desk. smile is a little bit bigger today though.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:13 PM ^

I was watching the game with two of my friends... We have a buckeye buddy, so we told him to stay at home for the game... Lol... After the game he came to where we were watching the game and started yelling at us, and we were probably smiling arrogantly, but we didn't say anything... He continued on his 15 minute rant, and sat down to play modern warfare... After he calmed down we played his voicemails he had left us prior to the game on speakerphone and laughed... Talked about urban meyer, and had a great weekend...

Section 1

November 28th, 2011 at 2:14 PM ^

and almost of all of the games in Ann Arbor since the mid-70's myself, it is becoming noticeable how many more loudmouthed and obnoxious assholes there are, in both towns.

Huntington Wolverine

November 28th, 2011 at 2:18 PM ^

While "Sweet Caroline" was playing after the game, two were taunting, "What's that you're singing, '1 and 9'?" as they shuffled up the steps.

College classmate that always talked crap when they won has been very quiet.  Buckeyes in church didn't even come Sunday.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:21 PM ^

Here at work today (Aurora, Ohio) the biggest Buckeye fan in the place came up and said to me "Well congradulations.  The best team lost and if you guys didn't have the refs on your payroll we would've won."  I asked him if he even watched the game and did he see the TD called back and all he kept saying was "the fix was in - the NCAA needed you guys to win so they rigged the game".

It's like having a debate with my cat.  Check that - the cat doesnt say really stupid things.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:23 PM ^

my coworker "apologized" for stealing the thunder of the win by announcing the meyer hire...  stealing the thunder!?  typical ohio delusion.


November 28th, 2011 at 2:37 PM ^

My uncle was at my house for Thanksgiving with his family (all OSU fans).  Supposedly the refs were calling penalty after penalty against Ohio State and they loved Michigan.  Meyer is of course going to beat us next year...


Also, Pryor and crew should be able to sell their stuff because it's their property!!  If they can't, no students should be allowed to sell their books back to the store at all.  Reason is nonexistent with my uncle... He's like DiCaprio in Inception where he lives in his own world.


November 28th, 2011 at 3:01 PM ^

"Congrats on your 1 win for the next decade with a lame duck coach while our team was down"

(Once again, the typical delusional buckeye fan that is so emotionally scarred from the 90's that he's trained his mind to forget that it ever happened)

He then continued with another text, "Have fun losing your BCS game, I know it's been awhile since you've been to won

(YES, that was the best part, that is how he spelled "one")

My only response:  "All I know is we didn't have to forfeit the last bowl game we were in, hail"



Deep Under Cover

November 28th, 2011 at 3:01 PM ^

There were I think 4 OSU fans ahead of us in the game.  At one point, a particularly chunky one would not move over when half of his ass was covering his neighbor's seat.  They asked nicely, then begged, then the whole area around him screamed for him to move.  Hell, the Michigan guy even offered to PAY him to move over so he and his wife could sit.

A few minutes later, event staff escorted him out and we waved him goodbye.

The other guys were Ok, but that guy was such an ass and a perfect representation of how annoying some of those fans are.


November 28th, 2011 at 3:03 PM ^

Guy wearing an Ohio shirt walks in alone on Saturday night. I was sitting there with my Michigan shirt on and a big smile. He went to the corner and ate alone looking depressed. Oh, and he also zipped up his sweatshirt once he caught me in the corner of his eye. To top it off a cute girls saw my shirt and loudly said "Go Blue". Schadenfreude.


November 28th, 2011 at 3:19 PM ^

Threre were four bucknuts sitting behind me acting like classless morons.

Every sentence began with f you, f michigan, f fickell, f this, f that etc... They refused to sit in their own seats during tv time outs and replays, and chose to sit where ever they deemed fit. Tensions grew between the M fans who couldn't sit in their proper seats and the osu morons to the point that a rather lagre fight was on the verge of erupting.

Ushers and police finally arrived and the four morons were escorted up to the concourse to discuss the issue. According to the ushers there are video cameras watching for this type of situation and once the second half started only two of the four returned with one of them complaining that he wasn't going to "...bail those stupid #$%&* out of jail, again..."

As you can imagine, the second half was much more relaxed and no further issues arose. But after witnessing their behavior and attitudes in our stadium I would never expose my family or friends to a game in their stadium.


November 28th, 2011 at 3:38 PM ^


This should probably be a diary, but here is a list of arrests under Tressel & Meyer.  Quite the list:


Charge: Rainey was arrested on a charge of aggravated stalking, a felony, on Sept. 14.

Outcome: Pending an investigation by the state attorney's office.


Team punishment: On Tuesday, coach Urban Meyer said, "He's not with the team. … It's just further evaluation as we go. The immediacy is he's not with the team."


Charge: In August, the freshman was charged with misdemeanor possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Outcome: Patton got a deferred prosecution, meaning he has four months from the day he signed it (Aug. 19) to pay $150 or do 10 hours of community service.

Team punishment: Florida spokesperson Steve McClain said it was handled internally. Patton has not appeared in a game this year.


Charge: In July, the freshman was charged with misdemeanor possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Outcome: Elam entered a plea of nolo contendre and sent in a check for a total $276. He has received notice that the court cannot accept a personal check and has until Oct. 27 to pay by money order.

Team punishment: McClain said it was handled internally. Elam has played in both of the Gators' games this season.


Charge: Hammond was charged with DUI in June after allegedly speeding, swerving and driving with open bottles of Crown Royal whiskey in his car, according to a police report. He failed a field sobriety test, the report said.

Outcome: Hammond's case was resolved Tuesday, with probation reinstated for 12 months.

Team punishment: Hammond was suspended from all activities in June and his scholarship was revoked. He is paying his tuition at least until the spring and has not appeared in a game yet this season.


Charge: Charged with misdemeanor battery in Feb. 2010 after allegedly slapping a woman and scratching another at a Gainesville apartment party

Outcome: Brown's case is in deferred prosecution and not closed.

Team punishment: Dismissed from the team.


Charge: After police found Dunlap asleep behind the wheel at a traffic light on Dec. 1, he was charged with faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of DUI.

Outcome: Dunlap accepted six months' probation and 50 hours of community service as punishment for a guilty DUI plea

Team punishment: Dunlap was suspended for the SEC championship against Alabama but returned for the Sugar Bowl.


Charge: Misdemeanor affray and resisting arrest without violence for his role in a May 30, 2009 fight outside a downtown Gainesville night club.

Outcome: The charges were dropped after Jenkins met the conditions of his deferred prosecution, according to lawyer Huntley Johnson.

Team punishment: Handled internally and did not miss any games, according sports information director Steve McClain.


Charge: Felony burglary of an occupied dwelling unarmed and misdemeanor battery in late April 2009 for allegedly forcing his way into a Gainesville apartment and punching a man in the face.


Outcome: Case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, according to lawyer Huntley Johnson.

Team punishment: Hannah, a walk-on, was dismissed from the team.


Charge: Misdemeanor violation of a sexual restraining order in February 2009 after getting on the same campus bus as an ex-girlfriend. The woman previously filed a petition claiming Johnson date-raped her on three occasions.

Outcome: All charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Team punishment: Johnson never missed any time. Coach Urban Meyer said Johnson would remain on the team as long as the investigation checked out.


Charge: Misdemeanor resisting an officer and failure comply with a police or fire department in February 2009. Campus police cited Cooper for not getting out of the way of a moving car upon police's orders, according to Johnson.

Outcome: The case was dismissed.

Team punishment: Cooper played baseball during the spring of 2009, and it's unknown whether Meyer sought out punishment.


Charge: Felony counts of burglary, larceny and obstruction of justice in November after allegedly stealing a laptop from a UF student and throwing it out his dormitory window upon police suspicion.

Outcome: Newton received pre-trial deferment – common for a first-time offender – and served community service and probation time.

Team punishment: Meyer suspended Newton for the rest of the 2008 season. Newton transferred to Blinn (Texas) Junior College and now is the starting quarterback at Auburn.


Charge #1: Misdemeanor possession of marijuana in February 2007.

January 17, 2001: Ohio State hires Jim Tressel away from Youngstown State to replace John Cooper as head coach. The next day, during halftime of the Michigan-Ohio State basketball game, Tressel delivers his famous line that has become Ohio State lore: "I can assure you that you will be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan."

January 20, 2001: Youngstown native Maurice Clarett, the star rusher for Harding High School in Warren (14 miles northwest of Youngstown) and the #1 running back recruit in the country, commits to play for Jim Tressel at Ohio State.

March 21, 2001: Ohio State cornerback Derek Ross is arrested on charges of driving without a license and providing false information to police. He is sentenced to 30 days in jail and suspended for the spring, but returns for the season and leads the Big Ten in interceptions.

November 15, 2001: Ohio State quarterback Steve Bellisari is arrested for driving drunk two days before OSU's game against Illinois. Tressel suspends him, only to reinstate him and allow him to play in the team's bowl game.

November 24, 2001: Tressel makes good on the promise he made 10 months earlier as Ohio State beats Michigan 26-20 in Ann Arbor. During the game, Maurice Clarett takes an official visit to Michigan on UM's dime, and spends the game on the Ohio State sideline cheering for the Buckeyes.

March 2, 2002: Ohio State tight end Redgie Arden is arrested for drunk driving. He spends three days in jail and is suspended from spring practices. Tressel reinstates him before the season and he plays in 11 games in 2002.

April 27, 2002: Ohio State linebacker Marco Cooper is arrested for felony drug abuse and carrying a concealed weapon. In November, he pleads out and is put on probation.

July 26, 2002: Ohio State fullback Branden Joe is discovered asleep in his car on a highway ramp near Ohio State's campus. He refuses a breathalyzer test, and is suspended for three weeks of preseason camp, along with the first game of the 2002 season.

July 29, 2002: Ohio State wide receiver Angelo Chattams is suspected of being involved in a theft, but prosecutors allow him to enter a program for first-time offenders and avoid a criminal charge. He is excused from the team, but never suspended.

August 17, 2002: Ohio State defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock is arrested for underage drinking. He is suspended for three weeks of offseason workouts, but is not suspended for any games.

August 24, 2002: Ohio State wide receiver Chris Vance is arrested for underage drinking. He is held out of the first two games, and goes on to be Ohio State's 4th leading receiver in the 2002 season.

October 13, 2002: Ohio State linebacker Fred Pagac, Jr. is arrested for persistant disorderly conduct. Arrested at 3:45 AM, police say he was intoxicated and had a role in a fight involving two women, and did not stop fighting when ordered by police. He is suspended for one game, and is allowed to play in the National Championship Game against Miami in January.

October 30, 2002: Ohio State long snapper Kurt Wilhelm is arrested for felonious assault. He is held out of Ohio State's game against Penn State.

April, 2003: Maurice Clarett files a report stating that a car he borrowed from a local dealership was broken into and thousands of dollars in cash, CDs, stereo equipment, and clothing was stolen. Clarett calls the police from a phone in Jim Tressel's office. He is later charged with lying about the value of the items and falsification of a police report. He pleads guilty, is ordered to pay a fine, and does no jail time.

May, 2003: Ohio State cornerback/receiver Chris Gamble and nine other players are ruled ineligible for signing autographs at a convention, during which they took an hourly salary.

June, 2003: Ohio State tight end Redgie Arden pleads innocent to his second drunk driving charge in 15 months.

Fall, 2003: The NCAA begins an investigation at Ohio State amid allegations of academic fraud and ineligibility. The investigation revolves around Maurice Clarett, and a teacher admits that Clarett received preferential treatment. The teacher is fired, and Clarett is found to be in violation of 14 conduct bylaws, two violations of receiving extra benefits because he is an athlete. The investigation also discovers that the Monte Carlo Clarett is driving was a loaner from a used-car lot. To make things worse, and forcing Ohio State's hand, is the fact that Clarett was regularly receiving benefits from Youngstown acquaintance Bobby Dellimuti. Dellimuti provided Clarett with 500 dollars in cash, and paid for thousands of dollars worth in cell phone bills for Clarett. Ohio State suspends him for the entire 2003 season. It is later revealed that Jim Tressel knew Dellimuti and knew who he was before Clarett's freshman season in 2002.

October 27, 2003: Ohio State tight end Louis Irizarry is arrested on three counts of first-degree misdemeanor assault. He is suspended two days later, and is found guilty of one count of assault, one count of negligent assault, and one count of disorderly conduct. He is put on probation, and is listed as second on the depth chart at tight end on Ohio State's spring 2004 roster.

November 16, 2003: Ohio State wide receiver Santonio Holmes and quarterback Troy Smith are arrested six days before the Michigan game on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct after a fight on campus in the early morning hours following Ohio State's win over Purdue. Holmes is held out of the starting lineup against Michigan, but plays the majority of the game and catches two touchdowns.

April, 2004: Ohio State fullback Branden Joe is cited for a misdemeanor open container violation, his second alcohol-related offense.

May 1, 2004: Ohio State tight end Louis Irizarry and cornerback Ira Guilford are arrested and charged with robbery after a student is assaulted and his wallet is stolen at 3 AM. They both plead innocent, and Guilford is released on bond, while Irizarry is held until the determination can be made whether or not he violated his probation from his October 2003 conviction.

May 5, 2004: Ohio State punter A.J. Trapasso is charged with underage drinking.

May 17, 2004: Ohio State punter A.J. Trapasso is arrested for underage drinking for the second time in 12 days.

June 7, 2004: Ohio State tight end Louis Irizarry is arrested for criminal trespassing after police pull him over and discover he has been banned from the campus of Ohio State.

October 23, 2004: Ohio State running back Lydell Ross is arrested for attempting to pass fake money to a woman at a gentlemen's club.

November 9, 2004: Maurice Clarett blows the whistle on Ohio State, attempting to expose all of the alleged corruption going on at his former school. He claims he "took the fall" during the 2003 investigation into his academics at Ohio State, and is now trying to clear his name. Clarett says that Jim Tressel arranged for Clarett to have access to several loaner vehicles, and that Tressel's brother Dick set up lucrative jobs that Clarett did not have to show up to. He also says that members of Tressel's staff introduced Clarett to boosters who provided him with cash benefits based on his performance on the field. Clarett says he would have been ineligible for the 2002 season, but that the Ohio State coaching staff set him up with an academic advisor whose only goal was to keep him eligible. He claims the academic advisor put him in Independent Study courses with hand-picked teachers who would pass him regardless of attendance. His allegations are corroborated by former Ohio State linebacker Marco Cooper. Cooper, who was kicked off the team because of multiple drug-related arrests, says he too was set up with fraudulent jobs and was provided with cars in exchange for signed memorabilia. Clarett says he is blowing the whistle on Ohio State because he feels they "blackballed" him from the university after suspending him for the 2003 season.

October 12, 2004: Louis Irizarry is sentenced to three years in prison.

December 20, 2004: Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith is suspended for the Alamo Bowl and the 2005 season opener for accepting $500 from a booster.

December 21, 2004: Ohio State wide receiver Albert Dukes is arrested on two felony counts of second-degree lewd and lascivious conduct involving a 12 year old girl. Tressel allows Dukes to travel with the team to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, and the charges are later dropped when the parents refuse to let their daughter testify in court.

February 16, 2005: The NCAA reprimands Ohio State offensive line coach Jim Bollman for trying to set up a recruit with a car, a loan, and a tutor. Jim Tressel is also reprimanded because Bollman is his subordinate.

May 11, 2005: Ohio State kicker Jonathan Skeete is arrested for drug trafficking. He is suspended.

May 19, 2005: Ohio State running back Erik Haw is cited by university police for smoking marijuana outside a dorm.

May 21, 2005: Ohio State lineman Tim Schafer is charged with disorderly conduct after police had to break up two fights between Schafer and another man. Both men were bloody and smelled of alcohol.

July 20, 2005: Ohio State athletic officials investigate a possible second NCAA rules violation by quarterback Troy Smith. Smith attended a quarterbacks camp run by Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair, but because Ohio State runs on quarters instead of semesters, Smith may have missed class to attend, which would be an NCAA violation. Jim Tressel declines comment, saying the university's compliance department has not finished its inquiry.

December 6, 2005: Police say that Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk and center Nick Mangold reported a burglary at their apartment following their win over Michigan. According to the police report, the robbery took place sometime between 6:00 PM on November 22 and 8:00 PM on November 23rd. Hawk and Mangold tell police that $3000 in cash, $1425 in movies, two laptop computers, a $500 Gucci watch, and $750 worth of PlayStation and X-Box equipment was stolen. Police were not told about the crime until November 28.

December 22, 2005: Ohio State offensive lineman Andree Tyree is suspended from the Fiesta Bowl for a violation of team rules. It is later revealed that Tyree failed his third drug test.

March 7, 2006: Former Ohio State kicker Jonathan Skeete returns to the team as a walk-on following his arrest on drug trafficking charges in May 2005. He was convicted in October 2005, and despite his status as a convicted felon, he is readmitted to the university and reinstated to the football team.

April 2, 2006: Ohio State offensive lineman Alex Boone is arrested after driving under the influence and being involved in a two-vehicle crash. Jim Tressel says that Boone will not be suspended for any practices or games.

August 9, 2006: Ohio State tight end Marcel Frost is suspended for the 2006 season for violating team rules. Although the athletic department refuses to comment on the nature of the violation, spokesman Dan Wallenberg says Frost will remain on scholarship and be eligible to return in 2007.

September 18, 2007: Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small is arrested for driving with a suspended license.

September 24, 2007: Ohio State quarterback Antonio Henton is arrested for soliciting a prostitute.

December 12, 2007: Jeannette, Pennsylvania businessman Ted Sarniak is cleared of allegations of bribery as a result of police opting not to arrest Sarniak in October 2006 when he crashed his car into a utility pole following the Jeannette-Catholic Central football game. Sarniak smelled of alcohol, but was not taken into custody. Though cleared of the bribery accusations, Sarniak has a documented history of providing Pittsburgh Steelers football tickets and other gifts to police officers in Jeannette.

December 20, 2007: Ohio State cornerback Eugene Clifford is suspended for violating team rules.

January 17, 2008: The night before heralded Jeannette quarterback Terrelle Pryor takes an official visit to Michigan, Ohio State coaches have dinner with Jeannette businessman Ted Sarniak, who is a friend and mentor to Pryor.

March 19, 2008: Terrelle Pryor signs with Ohio State.

April 11, 2008: Ohio State defensive backs Eugene Clifford, Jamario O'Neal, and Donald Washington are held out of practice but not officially suspended. It is rumored that all three players failed drug tests.

July 7, 2008: Ohio State defensive back Eugene Clifford's career at OSU ends, as he is arrested again, this time for assault after allegedly punching two men in the face. He transfers to Tennessee State later in the month.

July 26, 2008: Ohio State defensive tackle Doug Worthington is arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He misses no game action in the 2008 season.

December 11, 2008: Ohio State defensive end Nathan Williams is arrested for shoplifting. He receives no punishment other than "internal" from the coaches.

February 2, 2009: Ohio State offensive lineman Alex Boone is arrested after being belligerant and uncooperative with police while he jumps on car hoods in a drunken tirade. Boone flees from police, who find him under a patio and have to taze him to subdue him.

June 11, 2009: Ohio State running back recruit Jaamal Berry is arrested for felony possession of marijuana in Miami. He pleas down and agrees to take a six-month drug program online in exchange for having the charges dropped. He is allowed to enroll at Ohio State and join the football team without issue.

September 9, 2009: It is discovered that violations were committed during Ohio State's recruitment of quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor's official visit to Ohio State for the game against Wisconsin in 2007 came with a discounted hotel rate. The other violation involves former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith working at an Ohio State football camp in the summer of 2007, during which time Smith encourages Pryor to pick Ohio State. As a result of the hotel violation, Pryor is quietly ruled ineligible in August 2009 until he repays $158. Ohio State files a request to the NCAA to reinstate Pryor on August 21, and he regains his eligibility in time for the season opener on August 30.

April 2, 2010, 2:32 PM: Jim Tressel receives an email from Chris Cicero, a Columbus attorney. Cicero informs Tressel that several players have been selling signed items to tattoo parlor owner Edward Rife, who is under heavy investigation from the authorities on suspicion of drug trafficking. Rife informs Tressel of all of this, and details Rife's criminal history.

April 2, 2010, 6:32 PM: Tressel responds to Cicero's email, telling him he will "get on it ASAP."

April 16, 2010, 9:43 AM: Cicero emails Tressel again, giving details of cleats, jerseys, Big Ten championship rings and a national championship ring being sold.

April 16, 2010, 11:20 AM: Tressel responds to Cicero once more: "I hear you!! It is unbelievable!! Thanks for your help keep me posted as to what I need to do if anything. I will keep pounding these kids hoping they grow up. jt"

April 16, 2010, 2:26 PM: Cicero recommends that Tressel ban his players from going to the tattoo parlor and having any contact with Rife. He asks that Tressel keep their email communication private.

June 1, 2010, 7:33 AM: Tressel emails Cicero, informing him that the team will be receiving their 2009 Big Ten Championship rings, and asks if there are anymore names that Cicero can give him.

June 1, 2010, 4:09 PM: Cicero tells Tressel he has no new names, but that the names he gave him previously "are still good."

June 6, 2010, 9:15 PM: Five days later, Tressel thanks Cicero in what is their last known communication.

September 13, 2010: Jim Tressel signs an NCAA certificate of compliance, which indicates that he has reported any knowledge of any violations.

December 7, 2010: Authorities contact Ohio State, notifying them that they have raided Rife's tattoo parlor, and discovered several Ohio State items. The authorities, obviously unaware of any NCAA implications, are simply inquiring as to whether or not the items may have been stolen. The Ohio State athletic department is notified of this the next day.

December 9, 2010: Jim Tressel is informed that federal officials know about the items. Tressel still does not inform his superiors of his email exchanges with Chris Cicero. During the next week, Ohio State plans an internal investigation into the matter.

December 16, 2010: Ohio State interviews the six players implicated: quarterback Terrelle Pryor, running back Daniel Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, offensive tackle Mike Adams, defensive end Solomon Thomas, and linebacker Jordan Whiting.

December 17, 2010: Ohio State informs the Big Ten and the NCAA that they are preparing to self-report violations.

December 19, 2010: Ohio State releases its report, and declares the six players ineligible.

December 21, 2010: The NCAA contacts the six players, asking for additional information. Ohio State provides this information the next day.

December 22, 2010: The NCAA notifies Ohio State of its decision: 5-game suspensions for Pryor, Herron, Posey, Adams, and Thomas, and one game for Whiting. Incredulously, all six players are allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl on January 4.

December 23, 2010: Jim Tressel and Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith hold a press conference, announcing the findings and sanctions.

January 13, 2011: Ohio State's office of legal affairs stumble upon Tressel's email correspondence with Chris Cicero. They conduct a search of the email accounts of all members of the football staff, and discover that no one else knew of the players' contact with Edward Rife before December 2010.

January 16, 2011: Jim Tressel is questioned by Ohio State officials, and he acknowledges his contact with Chris Cicero.

February 2, 2011: Ohio State offensive lineman recruit Chris Carter is arrested the day before Signing Day on a charge of sexual imposition. He is accused of fondling up to eight girls at his high school under the pretense of measuring them for ROTC uniforms. Despite having a confession from Carter, authorities drop the charges five days later, and Carter is allowed to sign with Ohio State.

February 8, 2011: During an interview with NCAA and Ohio State officials, Jim Tressel admits that he knew violations were committed when he did not report what Cicero told him.

March 7, 2011: Yahoo! Sports reports that a source has told them that Jim Tressel knew of the violations in April 2010 and did not tell anyone else. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith accelerates the process of the completion of the university's self-report.

March 8, 2011: Ohio State releases its report, disclosing Tressel's violation and announcing a two-game suspension and $250,000 fine for the head coach.

March 17, 2011: Ohio State and Jim Tressel announce that the two-game suspension will be increased to five.

March 25, 2011: It is revealed that Jim Tressel in fact didn't keep the email correspondence with Chris Cicero all to himself. He forwarded the emails to Ted Sarniak, the Jeannette businessman with an affinity for giving gifts to police officers, and friend and mentor of Terrelle Pryor from Pryor's days as the #1 recruit in the nation at Jeannette High School.

April 25, 2011: The NCAA delivers a notice of allegations to Ohio State and Tressel, accusing Tressel of failing to "deport himself in accordance with the honesty and integrity normally associated with the conduct and administration of intercollegiate athletics as required by NCAA legislation and violated ethical-conduct legislation when he failed to report information concerning violations of NCAA legislation and permitted football student-athletes to participate in intercollegiate athletics competition while ineligible."

May 1, 2011: Ohio State linebacker Dorian Bell is suspended for the entire 2011 season for an unspecified violation of team rules, with all rumors pointing to a persistant marijuana issue. Bell immediately leaves school with the intent to transfer; his hometown Pitt Panthers turn him away.

May 7, 2011: The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio State will investigate used-car purchases by dozens of Ohio State athletes at two Columbus car dealerships. The Dispatch discovers that at least eight athletes and 11 athletes' relatives bought used cars from two specific dealerships during the past five years.

May 23, 2011: Former Ohio State basketball player Mark Titus posts a lengthy blog post detailing his eyewitness accounts of "an unusually high volume of brand new Dodge Chargers driving around on campus, and just about all of them had tinted windows and rims on the outside with Ohio State football players behind the wheel on the inside."

May 25, 2011: Former Ohio State receiver Ray Small tells the Ohio State student newspaper that he sold items for cash during his time at Ohio State, and he also mentions that "the best deals came from the car dealerships." After facing blistering criticism from former and current Ohio State players, in addition to Ohio State fans, Small backtracks on his story, saying the newspaper twisted his words.

May 27, 2011: Ohio State announces that it will not disclose the correspondence between Jim Tressel and the Jeannette businessman, Ted Sarniak.

May 30, 2011: Jim Tressel interrupts his vacation in Florida to return to Columbus and deliver his letter of resignation to Athletic Director Gene Smith and university President E. Gordon Gee. The resignation comes on the eve of what is believed to be a very destructive Sports Illustrated article that is rumored to put Tressel and Ohio State even deeper in the hole.


November 28th, 2011 at 4:19 PM ^

My dad and I were walking back to our car on the AA golf course after the game, and I recall saying something like, " really seemed a little more low key this year -- the fan bases seemed fairly civil to each other."

No later had we been at the car for 30 seconds when we witnessed a pretty good fight started by a couple of very drunk OSU fans. It ended with one completely destroyed canopy/tent, one huge ding in a trunk bumper, one busted nose, one pair of shattered glasses, and three of Ann Arbor's finest on horseback.


November 28th, 2011 at 3:55 PM ^

to lose every game they ever play until the end of time.  Sure I get that the rivalry can be great when both teams are good, but frankly I enjoyed it more when we dominated them in the 90's.  The OSU fans are by far the worst fan base of any team in any sport in any country.  Just terrible, terrible people by and large.   


November 28th, 2011 at 4:12 PM ^

did nothing more than congratulate me and tell me he was happy for me that we won. Then he proceeded to tell me how Urban was going to absolutely destroy the big ten. He's a classy guy (ironic, right?), so I made some very subtle jabs at the buckeyes then just walked away. I wish I had annoying friends around this time...


November 28th, 2011 at 4:41 PM ^

about 200 turned their backs to the field and patiently waited for the Ohio band to come and play that song that makes all women outside of Cleveland want to puke. Alas they gave up... and the Ohio band left the field.... the marching band yielding to the Michigan students.


November 28th, 2011 at 5:17 PM ^

Ten minutes ago, my son came home from school with his friend, who is an OSU fan. He's never been to a game, and no one in his family went there, but they're from OH, so yada, yada, yada. Anyway, I'm on MgoBlog and he sees the screen and says, "Oh, MgoBlow." Now, if I had been a dad, and not a nice mom who has to interact with his mom, I would have said, "You're going to say that in my house? YOU'RE GOING TO SAY THAT IN MY HOUSE??? GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE!"  But instead, I just said, "We're back. Whaddaya know?" And that kid put his head down and said, "I know." 

UofM Die Hard …

November 28th, 2011 at 7:09 PM ^

Not sure if anyone has already said this in the many posts about Ohio but did anyone see the Family Guy episode last night? 


Some good jokes made on behalf of columbus, was freakin beautiful.