The Columbus Blue Jackets, out of the playoff chase, were busy at the N-H-L trade deadline.
The trial in fired OSU men’s basketball coach Jim O’Brien’s wrongful termination law suit ended this afternoon. The decision is now in the hands of a judge. OSU fired O’Brien in 2004 after he gave thousands of dollars to a Yugoslavian player. The case hinges on whether or not the player was an OSU basketball recruit at the time he received the money.
Jim O’Brien took the stand today in the first day of his wrongful termination suit against Ohio State. The former men’s basketball coach is suing the University for at least 3-and-a-half million dollars in back pay and benefits.
The NCAA has found three Ohio State University athletic programs violated a total of 9 NCAA rules. Most of the allegations involve the men’s basketball team, but the women’s basketball team and the football team were also cited.
Ohio State says it will not let its men’s basketball team to play in the NCAA or NIT tournaments this season. The university’s president and athletic director say the self-imposed sanction is because of $6,000 that they say former coach Jim O’Brien paid to a recruit in violation of NCAA rules.
A lawyer for the woman whose lawsuit against two boosters led to the firing of Ohio State basketball coach Jim O’Brien says his client is getting threats and has had her tires slashed.
Speculation that Bob Knight will soon coach the OSU basketball team may wane. The Texas Tech coach has agreed in principle to a three-year contract extension that will keep him in West Texas until 2009, athletic director Gerald Myers said Wednesday.