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Paul Doyle
Did Ohio State get too light a penalty?

A painful lesson Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel From the start, the Buckeyes tried to sweep all of this under the rug. The NCAA pulled that rug out from under the program Tuesday when it handed down a one-year postseason ban. The penalty is harsh — no Big Ten or national championship in 2012 — but it could have been a whole lot worse. Just ask USC fans who had to suffer through back-to-back seasons without postseason play. While Ohio State is no USC, it did drop the ball when it came to compliance. With schools such as Miami and North Carolina still under investigation, the NCAA wanted to make an example. It's a painful lesson for the Buckeyes. ...

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