In light of these allegations, I have asked incoming Interim Provost Barbara Snyder and Athletics Director Andy Geiger to take responsibility for fully examining the allegations and reporting the findings back to me. Work has already begun.
I have the utmost confidence in Andy Geiger, and the partnership between
Athletics and Academics, and in the university's processes that have been
designed to prevent and address academic misconduct on the part of any
At The Ohio State University, we value our reputation and are constantly mindful of our need to safeguard it. Our reputation IS our number one asset and is based on our unwavering commitment to integrity in all that we do. We recognize that the spotlight will always be on the national champion. Being in the spotlight makes it even more important for us to respond quickly and appropriately to these allegations. I assure you that integrity will be the foundation of our investigation."