University of Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione received $30,000 in bonuses tied to the postseason success of the women’s gymnastics team, a program that lost more than $1.5 million last year.
College sports’ governing body probably will consider new rules in the coming months that allow the most powerful football programs to spend more on their athletes, while giving poorer programs the option to adopt them.
Ohio State University suspended tailback Daniel Herron, receiver DeVier Posey and offensive lineman Marcus Hall for this weekend’s game at the University of Nebraska after an investigation showed they were overpaid at their summer jobs.
Urban Meyer took a year off from coaching and said it was precisely the perspective he needed, shifting focus back to family and his health after winning two national championships at the University of Florida.
Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears were among seven of the National Football League’s 32 head coaches to get fired a day after the conclusion of the regular season.
Ohio State University suspended football coach Jim Tressel for two games for failing to disclose that he knew quarterback Terrelle Pryor and other players were violating National Collegiate Athletic Association rules eight months before the school said it was informed of the infractions.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was among five Ohio State University football players suspended for the first five games of next season after selling awards, gifts and university apparel and receiving other benefits, the school said on its Web site .