NCAA News: Jim Tressel Resigns

According to reports from ESPN, Jim Tressel has resigned as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program. This news comes in light of the tattoo-parlor scandal in which Ohio State players were accused of selling various memorabilia, as well as an investigation in which several players have been accused of receiving “improper benefits”.

Tressel racked up a 106-22-0 record through his 10 years at Ohio State, and led the Buckeyes to 8 BCS games, including 2 BCS National Championship games. He was one of the most successful coaches in the program’s history, but was surrounded by controversy throughout his time as the program’s head coach.

It has not been announced at this time as to why Tressel has resigned, but it has been announced that he will not be paid the remainder of his contract, and Luke Fickell has been announced as head coach for the entire 2011 season.