The NCAA still has yet to announce its final punishment for Ohio State, but Buckeye fans received some good news on Friday when the governing body announced the university will not be hit with the "loss of institutional control" and/or "failure to monitor" findings, the two findings that bring the most severe penalties. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have the story.
Ohio State also released on Friday a transcript of Jim Tressel's interview with the NCAA. The Plain Dealer has a story on what was some interesting reading.
While OSU will likely be spared the worst punishments, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column saying there is still one bullet left in the chamber to be dodged.
Friday, July 22
Bob Putman of the Marion Star is the latest newspaper columnist to write about the proposal to have Ohio high school football coaches honor Jim Tressel on the first weekend of the season.
The Toledo Blade has a story on the Big Ten's decision not to have the media vote on preseason favorites to win the football championship.
Thursday, July 21
The Toledo Blade has a story with comments from football analyst Jon Gruden on Toledo native and former Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher.
The Columbus Dispatch has a short note on Ohio State tight end Reid Fragel, who tweeted recently that he had been in the hospital after being diagnosed with a staph infection in his leg.
Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer joins the chorus of columnists saying the proposed Jim Tressel tribute by Ohio high school coaches misses the mark.
Finally, FoxSportsOhio.com has a story comparing six schools that are either under NCAA investigation or currently under sanctions.
Wednesday, July 20
The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the increased money Big Ten schools will receive this year because of the Big Ten Network. That fact also leads a college football notebook compiled by the Columbus Dispatch.
Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column saying the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association's proposal to honor Jim Tressel on the first weekend of the high school football season misses the mark.
Tuesday, July 19
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the reaction of local high school coaches to the plan to honor Jim Tressel on the first weekend of the upcoming season.
The Cincinnati Enquirer has a video with a roundtable discussion with its prep writers on the plan.
Finally, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman checks out Ohio State as part of it's Top 25 college football countdown.
Monday, July 18
Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch spoke to new Michigan football coach Brady Hoke and has a column on the Wolverines' new head man.
The Dispatch also has a story on new OSU linebackers coach Mike Vrabel and how his NFL experience will benefit the Buckeyes' LBs, as well as another story on how fewer alumni applied for football tickets for the upcoming season.
The Dayton Daily News has a story with local high school football coaches' reactions to the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association proposal to honor Jim Tressel on the first week of the upcoming season.
Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on how the OHSFCA should think of another way to honor Tressel.
Finally, Zac Jackson of FoxSportsOhio.com has a story on the recent revelation that Tressel had a history of struggling with NCAA compliance issues.