Sources close to the situation tell our Senior writer Ace Williams that The Ohio State University football team will have to vacate all of their 2010 regular season games. Leaving the team with a 1-12 record for the 2010 campaign. Since the NCAA ruled the players eligible, our sources say that the win vs Arkansas at the Allstate Sugar Bowl will stand.
The scandal began last December when OSU officials released that several of its players, including star quarterback Terrelle Pryor broke NCAA violations and sold/traded OSU memorabilia to a local tattoo parlor for cash and discounted tattoos. Additionally, in March it was released that Jim Tresel knew about these players actions and failed to notify the university of these infractions. All players involved, including Tressel will miss the first five games of the 2011 regular season.
Not only is this a black eye to the university, it also brings a smirk to Michigan fans faces. If the team gives up these wins, the players will not receive the coveted golden pants charm that they are awarded for beating the University of Michigan. Here at ChatSports, we would like to know how you feel this will effect OSU football in the next few years. Do you think this will hurt recruiting? ticket sales? bowl game potential (like USC)? We want to hear from you! Follow up with ChatSports for more details on this story throughout the week!
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