Ohio State president Gordon Gee, who joked that Catholics couldn't be trusted and the SEC couldn't read, and spent $64k on bow ties, will retire. [Columbus Dispatch]
Ohio State President Gordon Gee, the man who expensed more than $64,000 worth of bow ties, has stuck his foot in it yet again, getting recorded making a few innocuous jokes about Notre Dame, Louisville, and the SEC. Some of them were legitimately funny!
Ohio State president, the whimsically-named E. Gordon Gee, fired off a rather enthusiastic tweet regarding the Buckeyes' big game against Wisconsin.
Gordon Gee, Ohio State's "Best Recruiter" Of Uncompensated Student-Athletes, Expensed $64,000 Over Five Years On Bow Ties: "The university spends tens of thousands of dollars alone branding Gee around his signature bow ties. Since 2007, Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies and O-H and…
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On August 1, The Toledo Blade published a story about Gordon Gee, Ohio State's president, and likely the most prominent university president in the country right now. The article says that Gee's enthusiasm for the Buckeyes extends to hands-on football recruiting:
I used to think Jim Tressel was scum. Covering up his players' transgressions, hiding them from his school and NCAA. But I've been reading over the allegations, just doing some sittin', and some thinkin', and I'm man enough to admit I was wrong. Jim Tressel is the ideal coach for a big-time program in today's college…
Gordon Gee thinks Boise St. and TCU are unworthy, and prefers the bowl system because playoffs are "a slippery slope to professionalism." In related news, OSU basketball will happily take part in March Madness. [AP]