Illegal activities take Ohio State out of bowl contention for next year

POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 5:34pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 6:50pm

Ohio State will not be bowl eligible for Urban Meyer's first year as the Buckeyes head coach.

Ohio State was engulfed in controversy after players were found to have accepted cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.

The NCAA said the sanctions include a one-year bowl ban, a reduced number of scholarships, and put the Buckeyes on probation through December 19, 2014.

New head coach Urban Meyer has established a solid recruiting class, even with the controversy; however, a bowl ban could affect any verbal commitments they've received.

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