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Former OSU coach thankful suit is over

12:00AM
December
16, 2005

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 Takes Stand in Wrongful Termination Suit

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December
12, 2005

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.

NCAA cites OSU athletics

12:00AM
May
16, 2005

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.

OSU announces self-imposed sanctions for basketball program

12:00AM
December
9, 2004

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.

Lawyer says plaintiff in Ohio State boosters suit never wanted O’Brien fired

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June
15, 2004

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.

Report: Bob Knight agrees to contract extension as speculation of a move to OSU swirls

12:00AM
June
9, 2004

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.