"June 15 is definitely old-school. But now the guys that they're recruiting, they all know that up front. Some of them are perturbed. But for every guy who acts that way, there's another one who likes knowing. They've made it part of their pitch. I think it's very respectable how they're doing it."
"Trey's done that for us all year. I'm running out of superlatives."
Rumeal Robinson's monthly credit card bills, according to court records:
Rodeo of New York: $2,050
Coco Cigar: $794
Louis Vuitton: $1,990
Biltmore Golf Course: $1,592
Circuit City: $14,257
Bed Bath & Beyond: $1,449
Pottery Barn: $2,920
Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.
"The two things I always notice about defenses is if they're rallying to the ball - because then everyone is on the same page - and if they're hitting you hard. They'll really hit you with everything they've got if they're confident their teammates will have their back if they miss. I didn't see Michigan doing either of those things last year.
"If Woody Hayes was around now," Howard says, "I'm thinking he would grab Jim Tressel by the collar and punch him in the throat."
The headline in the Cleveland Plain Dealer read "Black Eye Nation," accompanied by a photo of Tressel, who resigned after university officials encouraged him to quit amid the turmoil for failing to report NCAA violations.
"I'm framing that," Aaron Shea said, animatedly. "We have no red in this house, but I'm framing it, and I'm putting it in the bathroom … above the toilet."
You have 85 players to go with 8 position coaches, 10 S&C coaches, 5 full time academic support personnel, 5 full time athletic trainers, 15 student assistant trainers, 5 guys on the film staff, 10 equipment managers, a recruiting coordinator, 5 guys in your compliance office devoted to football. You can do the math on player to support personnel ratios, but it’s pretty obvious that if the people in a NCAA football program are paying one lick of attention and actually give a rip about playing by the rules, it is IMPOSSIBLE to have a car (worth driving) that people in the program don’t know about. This "open secret" at Ohio State with cars ranging from free to ultimate sweetheart deals is unforgiveable. - Barking Carnival's OUTSTANDING Piece on NCAA Compliance at Texas
"Report: Jim Tressel resigns
The Columbus Dispatch says Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned from his job amid growing scrutiny"
Coach Hoiberg announced tonight ISU will play Michigan in Ann Arbor next year. Return game in Ames in 2013. Series is tied at 4-4.