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.