Ohio State football mess -- where does it rate among Big Ten scandals of the last 20 years?

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April 2, 2014 | 5:40 pm

This thing with Ohio State and tattoos and lying and Tressel and denying  -- it's not good. I mean, it got OSU football coach Jim Tressel to "resign."

So when the head coach of such a powerful football program -- the six-time defending champion of the mighty Big Ten -- goes bye-bye, that's big stuff. But the league has had a few other doozies over the last two decades. I would dare say the OSU story to date doesn't measure up to these, other than the head coach lying and denying.

Michigan men's basketball:  Ed Martin. Gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to players, and the program suffered dearly after all was investigated. It cost coach Steve Fisher his job, and cost the program a lot more. Click here for a refresher on this.

Minnesota men's basketball: Academic fraud. It cost coach Clem Haskins his job. Click here for a refresher on this.

Northwestern men's basketball and football. Point shaving and perjury. Click here for a refresher on this.

 

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