Tuesday, May 31, 2011

IF OSU WANTS TO TRULY SAVE FACE, PRYOR MUST BE SHOWN THE DOOR

Terrelle Pryor
(The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — The now infamous six Ohio State football players that were pointed out to the NCAA last winter for selling personal merchandise and memorabilia will always be linked to the university and its athletic department.

After Jim Tressel was shown the door by willfully resigning, it’s now an opportune time to save face with the public, and most importantly, Buckeye fans.

Monday, May 30, 2011

TRESSEL STEPPED DOWN BECAUSE OF PRESSURE FROM BIG DADDY NCAA

Jim Tressel resigned Monday as Ohio State's head football coach. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — A great coach — and even better man — lost his job Monday, and the only reason I can see for it is that a bunch of pimps slapped him into submission.

The man? Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel.

The pimps? The NCAA.

Excuse me for being so dramatic but there really isn't any other way I can explain what went down other than he caught the backhand from Big Daddy (NCAA) and his crew.

TRESSEL'S RESIGNATION CAN BE SUMMED UP IN JUST ONE WORD

Jim Tressel
(TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
Unfortunate.

That is the only word that holds the power to describe how I really feel about Jim Tressel’s resignation.

I want to feel sadness for him because he’s done so much for The Ohio State University, the entire athletic program and the Columbus community.

I want to feel anger toward the NCAA for having such ridiculous rules prohibiting players from selling their own merchandise for a little bit of change and some ink.

JIM TRESSEL RESIGNS AS OHIO STATE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, SAYS GEE

Jim Tressel
(TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — Jim Tressel has resigned as head football coach at Ohio State, the university announced Monday.

"I write to let you know that this morning (Monday) we will be announcing the resignation of Jim Tressel as head coach of the University's football program," Gee said in a statement Monday to OSU trustees. "As you all know, I appointed a special committee to analyze and provide advice to me regarding issues attendant to our football program.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I HAVE A GREAT BUSINESS PLAN, BUT SOMEONE HAS BEATEN ME TO IT

I think I'm ready to get out of the journalism game.

Sure, I love writing and reporting about sports on a daily basis, but to tell you the truth it's just not as lucrative as I had hoped when I made the decision to become a journalist more than a decade ago.

Let's face it, the only reason we go to college in the first place is to find a career we love and then get paid a ton to do it, right? Again, absolutely love the career ... but the pay? Not bad, but certainly not a "ton."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BUCKEYES FOOTBALL TEAM RECEIVES ANOTHER NOTICE FROM NCAA

Ohio State football team honored by NCAA. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — Ohio State received another notice Tuesday from the NCAA about its football team, and believe it or not, the news was to the delight of the university this time around.

The Buckeyes football team — along with baseball, men's gymnastics, men's tennis and women's tennis — have been honored with public recognition awards by the NCAA for scoring in the Top 10 percent in each sport, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR).

Ohio State is one of only two Big Ten football teams (Northwestern) honored by the NCAA. Only 14 BCS schools were recognized in all.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

JON GRUDEN TO REPLACE TRESSEL? FIVE BUCKEYES SELECTED IN DRAFT

Jon Gruden
COLUMBUS — Ever since the NCAA's "Notice of Allegations" were released by Ohio State last Monday, the "Fire Jim Tressel" campaign has found itself in Presidential impeachment mode.

It seems every talking head in the country has an opinion as to what the university should do if Tressel is hit hard by the NCAA for withholding information of player violations more than a year ago. The notice accused the Buckeyes head football coach of lying to the NCAA, something they don't ever take lightly — ask Dez Bryant and Bruce Pearl how forgiving they are about "dishonesty."

You would think the NCAA were ran by medieval priests or something.