Ohio State Banned From Bowl, Still Gets Money
Even though Ohio State is banned from playing in a bowl game after the 2012 season, the school still can collect its share of the Big Ten's bowl revenue.
Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman says there is no conference rule which prevents teams on NCAA probation or banned from bowl games from getting their share of the bowl money, which goes into a common pool and is divided equally.
The NCAA handed down penalties to Ohio State last month for breaking rules under former coach Jim Tressel that include a bowl ban this year, three years of probation and forfeiting the $389,000 share of the Big Ten bowl pot a year ago.
Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith declined comment, referring questions to the Big Ten office.
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