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Old 03-10-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State was placed on three years' probation Friday, a ruling that wipes out records from four NCAA tournament appearances by the men's basketball team -- including a trip to the 1999 Final Four.

The decision by the NCAA does not affect this season's team, which is 22-4 and ranked seventh in the country. The announcement came about two hours before the top-seeded Buckeyes' quarterfinal game against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.

The Buckeyes won't be barred from postseason play as a result of using an ineligible player from 1999-2002 under former coach Jim O'Brien. However, the school will have to repay tournament revenues, likely around $800,000, for the four years in which Boban Savovic played. He received improper gifts, including housing and cash, from a booster.

Ohio State must take down the 1999 Final Four banner which hangs from the rafters in Value City Arena.

The NCAA came down hard on O'Brien and former assistant coach Paul Biancardi, now the head coach at Wright State. If O'Brien tries to get a job at another college, he and his new school must appear before the NCAA's infractions committee to discuss whether he will face additional limitations.

Biancardi was prohibited from recruiting until Oct. 1, 2007. If he does, Wright State could face NCAA sanctions.

Ohio State had acknowledged eight of nine violations alleged by the NCAA. The school fired O'Brien in June 2004 and held last season's team out of the postseason to try to avoid any additional penalties. The Buckeyes also limited their men's basketball scholarships to 11 this season, instead of the allowed 13.

Other penalties include a public reprimand and a reduction in on-campus visits by basketball recruits next year.

Seven violations involved the men's basketball program under O'Brien. The other two involved women's basketball and football.

Smith and coach Thad Matta planned a news conference to address the penalties later Friday in Indianapolis. Messages seeking comment were left for O'Brien's attorney and Biancardi.

O'Brien was fired after he told then-athletic director Andy Geiger that he gave a recruit $6,000 five years earlier.

Last month O'Brien won his lawsuit accusing the university of wrongfully firing him. Ohio State could have to pay him as much as $9.5 million.

O'Brien, the Buckeyes coach for seven years, said the loan of his own money to Aleksandar Radojevic, a 7-foot-3 prospect from Serbia, was not a violation because he knew Radojevic already had forfeited his amateur status by playing professionally.

"The $6,000 payment was a blatant violation," NCAA infractions committee vice chairwoman Josephine Potuto said in a news release. "The circumstances surrounding this violation are especially troubling because the former coaches concealed the cash payment from administrators at the institution for over five years."

The payment became public amid a court battle over another situation that led to three other violations.

Kathleen Salyers had sued two prominent boosters, saying they failed to pay her the $1,000 a month they promised to feed, house and support Savovic. Salyers also said she did schoolwork for Savovic.

The NCAA said the university did not adequately monitor Savovic's living situation.
In addition, five women's basketball players received free dental work totaling $13,760 in violation of NCAA bylaws. Troy Smith, the star quarterback in the Buckeyes' victories over Michigan the past two years, received $500 from a booster. Smith was suspended for the team's 2004 bowl game and the 2005 opener.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Well, as long as they leave Thad Motta out of all this, OSU will be fine. He's the Jim Tressel of basketball, and will garner a national championship for the Bucks in good time...
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Well, as long as they leave Thad Motta out of all this, OSU will be fine. He's the Jim Tressel of basketball, and will garner a national championship for the Bucks in good time...

well said and this all falls on O'Brien and I hope that OSU goes after him and makes him pay the fine.
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O'Brien wasn't wrongfully fired,whatever judge said he was is a complete dumbass.
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Well if it wasn't for this ASS your Final Four Would not have been taken away OSU
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