The Resignation of Jim Tressel

This week Columbus on the Record panelists discuss the departure of football coach Jim Tressel from The Ohio State University.

Tressel had come under fire since admitting he knew that OSU players sold championship rings and other memorabilia, which is a violation of NCAA guidelines. The five players in question and Tressel were already suspended for the first five games of the season. The NCAA is still investigating the matter.

Also this week: The Ohio Senate restores some money to local governments and schools; the plan to privatize the Ohio state lottery; top Republicans are set to campaign for Senate Bill #5; how the medicare fallout will effect fall elections, and the passing of Jim Karnes.


  • Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio/TV)
  • Julie Carr Smyth (The Associated Press)
  • Michael Daniels (Outlook Media)
  • Mark Weaver (Republican Strategist)

Read More:

  • Jim Tressel is now a case study for other college coaches who want to avoid the same fate (ESPN)
  • Investigation reveals eight-year pattern of violations under Tressel (Sports Illustrated)
  • Ohio Senate budget sends more money to schools and cities (Reuters)
  • Ohio House leader William Batchelder takes issue with budget changes (Associated Press)
  • Senate Bill 5 supporters launch campaign with PAC: Building a Better Ohio (Columbus Business First)

Segments On This Episode (on YouTube)

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The Departure of OSU Football Coach Jim Tressel

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Ohio Senate Revises Budget in Favor of Schools

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Privatization of the Ohio Lottery

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The Medicare Vote Fallout

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The Passing of Jim Karnes

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