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Ohio State has revised compliance department

Associated Press Published: October 3, 2012
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — What's brewing with the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes ...

BUCKEYES BUZZ: The (Toledo) Blade's David Briggs analyzed an 805-page report that Ohio State sent to the NCAA in August, which details for the first time the full depths of the compliance measures instituted in the wake of violations that led to the school's sanctions.

Among the more interesting revelations:

—There are now 12 compliance workers, up from five at the time of the violations, including Jason Singleton, a former Buckeyes basketball player who works exclusively with elite athletes in major sports. Former Tennessee compliance director Brad Bertani travels with the football team and is always available to handle questions or problems.

—Random audits ensure players have not sold or exchanged memorabilia or awards, plus there is license-plate software that allows school officials to determine who owns cars driven by players.

—Ohio State donated the $338,811 to charity that it earned from the vacated 2011 Sugar Bowl — including a check for $20,000 sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home in Oregon.

—Football players used to attend five compliance education sessions a year. Now they must go to 13 to 15.

—The school retains all uniforms, helmets and apparel and gives them to the players only after their careers are over.

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SPEAKING OF WHICH: Remember how OSU President Gordon Gee famously maligned schools like Boise State and TCU of being worthy of playing in the BCS national championship game? How he said the Buckeyes "do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor?"

The Buckeyes announced on Tuesday that they'll now play TCU in a home-and-home series in 2018-19.

TCU said Tuesday that Ohio State will make its first trip to Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 15, 2018, with the two-game set shifting to Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 21, 2019.

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