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Jim Tressel Resigns from Ohio State University

Amid scandal, and possible NCAA sanctions, Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel resigned today.

Tressel before the 2011 Spring Game (Jamie Sabau, Getty Images)

“After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel said in a statement released by the university. “The appreciation that (wife) Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

Luke Fickell will be the coach for the 2011 season. He already had been selected to be the interim head coach while Tressel served a five-game suspension.

Bill Bender, from Sporting News, has a recap of the time-line of the scandals at Ohio State.

Ohio State is not out of the woods yet, concerning possible NCAA sanctions.  The NCAA’s investigation will continue regardless of Tressel’s resignation.

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