College Football Recruiting



Conference, major bowl appearances and national football championships begin with the quality of recruitment at major college institutions. However, some of the most successful college football programs routinely violate the National Collegiate Athletic Association, (NCAA) rules. In this thread we highlight some of the most common unethical practices, rule violations and the people who tarnish college football.

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According to the NCAA rules, it is a violation to sell or trade for profit sport memorabilia. According to numerous sources, several Ohio State football players offered memorabilia in exchange for services. Ohio State coach, Jim Tressel, was made aware that his players had violated the rules by selling memorabilia and did not report the incident for nearly 8 months. You can find more here, on the Huff Post, ( 4-7-2011 )

On December 23, 2010, the NCAA suspended five players over the first five games of the 2011 college football season. Ironically, they permitted the five players to participate in the Sugar Bowl game against the University of Arkansas. This is typical for the NCAA to think monetarily first and what’s right or wrong, second. The five players suspended include, All-American quarterback Terrell Pryor, Tailback Dan “Boom” Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, left tackle Mike Adams and defense end Solomon Thomas.

Why didn’t Ohio State University president Gee, fire Tressel over the NCAA violations? 4-7-2011

Ohio State knew Trussell forwarded e-mails days before Revelation CBSSports.com 3-31-2011

In the opinion of Oregon State University Pres.

Tracee Hamilton of the Washington Post, suggest the NCAA should discipline Jim Trussell because the Ohio State school administration will not take any action. 3-30-2011

Tressel suspension increased from 2 to 5 games for the start of the 2011 football season. 3-20-2011 Why did he wait until after the NCAA rejected an appeal on the behalf of the players to reduce their five-game suspension? Why? Listen here.

More: Scandal Tarnishes Tressel, Ohio State ESPN 3-8-2011

Update: 4-25-2011-Tressel back in the news:   According to the NCAA, Jim Tressel  lied during their investigation.