I took some time to join The Johnny Ballgame Show, a sports talk radio show heard in La Grande, Oregon during the week from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pacific time, on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments from Columbus, Ohio with the resignation of Jim Tressel on Memorial Day.
What has the reaction been like around the Big Ten? I think it has generally been somewhat joyful and opportunistic. As I said at one point in this segment the rest of the conference is probably looking at what is happening at Ohio State and thinking that the door is opening up for a run at the Big Ten championship. Is Nebraska now the team to beat? Can Wisconsin emerge as the favorite within the division or can a youthful Penn State squad make a run late in the season?
Ohio State still has some talent suiting up, regardless of when the suspended players return and whether or not Terrelle Pryor is a Buckeye (which is seeming less likely by the day).
Things may be bad at Ohio State but we also discuss whether or not this is a widespread problem in college football and what, if anything, can be done to start fixing things.
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Stay tuned for another podcast later today. I have a recording with our friend Sean Jackson being recorded later this afternoon and we will discuss the Crisis in Columbus (hey, that’s a good show title!) a little bit more.
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