Although the NCAA report on OSU isn't going to be officially released until 3 PM EST, the Columbus Dispatch is already running with a story about the NCAA sanctions on Ohio State, and they are as follows:
1) a 2012 bowl ban, which makes them ineligible for the B1G championship if they were to qualify for the game.
2) Strip an additional four scholarships over the next three years on top of the self-imposed five.
3) One additional year of probation over OSU's self-imposed two.
3) A show cause penalty for Jim Tressel. It was not reported how long that would be in place for.
EDIT: Tressel's show cause is 5 years. That means that anyone that any achool that wants to hire him has to show damn good cause as to why they should. He's effectively banned from being a D-1 coach for 5 years, and with his age (and this is just my speculation here) he's probably done as a college coach--Ted
I really wasn't expecting a bowl ban, and if Gene Smith could've avoided a 2012 ban by not going to a bowl this year, he should be fired or he should resign. Heck, he should've resigned months ago, but if this isn't the icing on the cake, I'm not sure what else would be.
Most OSU fans think the bowl ban is harsh, and I'm sure most every non-OSU fan thinks this is way too light.
We'll have more on this later, but for now...discuss.