OSU Vacates 2010 Football Wins

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics has vacated all football wins during the 2010 season, including the 2011 Sugar Bowl victory(Photo: bytehead (flickr))
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics has vacated all football wins during the 2010 season, including the 2011 Sugar Bowl victory(Photo: bytehead (flickr))

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics has vacated all football wins during the 2010 season, including the 2011 Sugar Bowl victory. The move was part of OSU’s formal response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations received by the university in April. The department also announced an agreement with former head football coach, Jim Tressel, to change his previously announceed resignation to a retirement.

In a press release issued by the university today, Tressel said, “I am grateful for this opportunity to retire from the university that I so deeply respect and that I will continue to support.”

The university said the agreement also ends and resolves any issues arriving out of Tressel’s employment with OSU.

“We are fully cooperating with the NCAA and we look forward to working together to bring a resolution to these current matters,” said athletic director Gene Smith, commenting on today’s filing.

The NCAA’s allegations stem from earlier reports that several football players traded memorabilia for tattoos. Tressel admitted he knew about the improprieties but failed to report them to the Athletic Department or the NCAA.

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