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Ohio State Still Able To Collect Bowl Revenue, Despite Ban

The Ohio State Buckeyes are banned from bowl games in 2012, a punishment handed down due to infractions by some of its players and then-head coach Jim Tressel, who kept said infractions quiet. Urban Meyer and this year's team will pay for the actions of others by not attending a bowl game, but there is at least one good thing ... perhaps a consolation of sorts.


According to Yahoo!, the Buckeyes will still get their share of the Big Ten bowl game revenue. Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman says that there is no conference rule that prohibits teams banned from a bowl game to collect their share of the bowl revenue, which is generally divided up equally between the schools. Maybe the word "ban" isn't write then, perhaps we should all just say that the Buckeyes are on a paid vacation? It's not necessarily the best scenario, but money is money, right?


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