It's official Michigan fans, your losing streak to Ohio State is over.â†µ
Ohio State vacated it's entire 2010 football season on Friday, including the school's 37-7 win over the arch rival Wolverines in the wake of the memorabilia for tattoos scandal that cost head coach Jim Tressel his job. The winning streak will now officially stand at six, with the 21-10 victory in 2009 being the last win now.â†µ
The Buckeyes have also put themselves on probation for two years and will closely monitor the cars football players drive along with restaurants they visit.â†µ
However, I highly doubt that this will satisfy the NCAA. Michigan got three years of probation just for practicing too much; while vacating the wins is serious, Ohio State's sins are undoubtedly much more egregious in the eyes of college football's governing body. After scandals that involved former running back Maurice Clarett and quarterback Troy Smith, OSU will almost assuredly be treated as a repeat offender. The fact that Tressel knew about the infractions and covered them up will definitely come into play as well.â†µ
Ohio State could face reduction of scholarships and a postseason ban from the NCAA, penalties the body recently gave USC for the Reggie Bush scandal.