Ohio State's director of compliance is reviewing at least 50 car sales to Buckeyes athletes and relatives to see if they met NCAA rules, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
Ohio State is reviewing car sales: As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players’ NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar from June 6 to June 10 in Tampa, Fla.
Meanwhile, Ohio State’s director of compliance is reviewing at least 50 car sales to Buckeyes athletes and relatives to see if they met NCAA rules, The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday.
The Dispatch reported a car salesman who received game passes from Ohio State athletes handled many of the deals at two different dealerships. Ohio State has since taken the salesman, Aaron Kniffin, off the pass list.
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The top-ranked Nadal reached his third straight Madrid Open final with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 victory that improved his record against the third-ranked Federer to 16-8.
Second-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the other semifinal, improving to 31-0 this year.
Nadal teared up during a video tribute to golf legend Ballesteros, 54, who died earlier Saturday of complications of a cancerous brain tumor.
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Pittsburgh guard Ashton Gibbs also has decided to return to school.
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