By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications
COLUMBUS, OHIO (December 20, 2011) It has been reported in numerous media sources (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN) that the NCAA has handed down a 2012 bowl ban to The Ohio State University as a result of the improprieties with members of the football team under former head coach Jim Tressel.
Ohio State will be ineligible for post season play in 2012 in addition to losing scholarships.
They will also be under probation for three years.
This action could put a damper on recruiting in the future.
How many top-caliper players are going to commit to a team that will not be allowed to play in a bowl game in 2012?
I am sure that could be a determining factor in a recruit's decision to attend Ohio State.
However, these sanctions could prove more detrimental to donations and booster's support.
Ohio State will have a long, hard journey to achieve the status that they have enjoyed in the past.
But as it is in college sports, it is more likely this will be long forgotten once the 2012 season is over.