You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

And Another Thing


A seller's market

Yet more damaging evidence in the case against Jim Tressel at Ohio State.

(And, to reiterate: I don't have any problem with these guys selling memorabilia that's their own property. Everyone else in big-boy college sports is getting theirs, why not the players when they can? If you don't want them selling it, don't give it to them. Because, frankly, I still don't see how giving a kid a Big Ten ring or a goodie bag of free stuff at a bowl game should be any less an "illegal benefit" than a plane ticket home for a player who can't afford one. Someone still needs to explain the difference to me so it makes sense).

Anyway ... I'm still wondering how Tressel survives this, although the silence from Columbus continues to be deafening. Maybe they think the NCAA isn't going to land on them any harder whether Tressel steps down/is fired or not, but I don't think I'd want to find out. Or maybe they're negotiating his exit as we speak.

Or, maybe, OSU president Gordon Gee really is afraid of the guy.

Ben Smith's blog.