Clear out the foundation of the Ohio State football program and all you have left is dirt. Nowthat Jim Tressel has packed up, amid the impending destruction of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the focus is shifting to just how far, wide and deep their transgressions go.
Again, it’s not as if anyone should be surprised. These days, scandals in college athletics are as common as rabid fandom and BCSarguments. The questions now becomes about the next steps.
What will this mean for the Ohio State program? What sanctions will be imposed?
If you are in the Ohio State inner circle, you must be thinking: "How long will we have to wait to get back on top?"
The Sports Illustrated investigation into Ohio State was not eye-opening, but was more validation for those that never believed a big-time school could sustain success for so long and be so clean.
The new target of the NCAA will be Terrelle Pryor. Pryor must have thought his misdoings would have blown over by now, but he’d be sorely mistaken. His nightmare is just beginning. College athletes do their best to keep those skeletons in the closet. Once you open that closet, you can’t close it again.
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