The Columbus Dispatch reported today that Ohio State has been issued a "notice of allegations" from the NCAA. Concluding that Ohio State could face "the most severe NCAA penalties to its storied football program."
Even with this unprecedented controversy and substantial player/head coach suspensions for the Buckeyes, only four college football teams have better odds of winning the BCS title according to Las Vegas: Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma. Two teams, Boise State and Oregon, share OSU’s 14 to 1 odds.
Excerpt from the Dispatch article:
The NCAA alleges that: Tressel was guilty of ethical misconduct when he knowingly provided false information to the NCAA in certifying that he knew of no potential violations by his players and failed to inform OSU officials. Ohio State fielded ineligible players last season when starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor and others competed despite Tressel's knowledge of their misconduct. NCAA bylaws call for immediate suspensions.
The NCAA said that Pryor, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams, Solomon Thomas and Jordan Whiting will not face further punishment. They have been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season
COMMENT . . .
Is OSU being made an example of with too harsh treatment, or are they being treated with too gently due to their standing as a storied college football program?