Programs Should Forfeit Money, Not Wins

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On Friday, Ohio State University athletics director Gene Smith announced that the school was going to vacate each of their wins from a 12-1 season in 2010.  This includes their victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl which is of course a BCS Bowl Game.

Vacating wins is symbolic, and it robs the participants the future comfort of strolling on campus and seeing their achievements commemorated from decades before.  Perhaps it deprives former players from future feel-good moments.

But ultimately, it is mostly white noise.  A smokescreen.  A public relations ploy to curry favor with the big bad sheriff known as the NCAA in the hopes that...

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