tressel http://michiganradio.org en Buckeye football coach Jim Tressel resigns; good for Wolverines? http://michiganradio.org/post/buckeye-football-coach-jim-tressel-resigns-good-wolverines <p>The man who led Ohio State to victories over the University of Michigan in nine out of the rivals&#39;&nbsp;last ten games&nbsp;has resigned.</p><p>Football coach Jim Tressel faced an NCAA investigation into possible corruption in his program, including claims that players&nbsp;received cars from local dealerships.&nbsp;</p><p>Sports analyst John U. Bacon says there have been allegations of corruption for years.&nbsp; So he&#39;s not surprised that a scandal finally brought the Tressel era to an end, despite his stellar performance.</p> Mon, 30 May 2011 14:38:48 +0000 Tracy Samilton 2679 at http://michiganradio.org Buckeye football coach Jim Tressel resigns; good for Wolverines? Ohio State football coach suspended for two games/fined for NCAA rules violation http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-state-football-coach-suspended-two-gamesfined-ncaa-rules-violation <p><a href="http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&amp;ATCLID=205112065">Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel is facing a two game suspension and a quarter million dollar fine</a> for failing to tell university officials about possible NCAA rules violations.&nbsp;</p><p>Tressel admitted that he didn&rsquo;t tell university officials that some of his players were part of a federal criminal investigation.&nbsp; None of the players were the subject of the investigation. Tressel knew about the investigation last April.&nbsp; But, he didn&rsquo;t say anything until the university was contacted by the U.S. Justice Department in December.</p><p>The Justice Department was trying to confirm whether Buckeye memorabilia in the possession of a Columbus tattoo shop owner was obtained legally. Several players, including star quarterback<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrelle_Pryor"> Terrelle Pryor</a>, admitted exchanging the memorabilia for tattoos. The players were given 5 game suspensions next season. Though, they were allowed to play in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.</p><p>OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith says it was only after that that university officials learned of emails that coach Tressel received in April informing him of the federal probe. Smith says the university was about to complete its internal investigation and send the results to the NCAA, when word of Tressel&rsquo;s actions were reported by <a href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ys-osuprobe030711">Yahoo Sports.</a></p><p>Tressel says his decision not to take action back in April was with the players&rsquo; interest in mind, not the OSU football program. <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/3/8/2038638/jim-tressel-press-conference-transcript-federal-drug-trafficking-ohio-state">SBNATION</a> produced a transcript of last night&#39;s news conference.</p><p>The NCAA is reviewing Ohio State&rsquo;s self-imposed penalties. The college sports governing body may accept OSU&rsquo;s self-punishment or impose penalties of its own. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:41:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 1558 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio State football coach suspended for two games/fined for NCAA rules violation