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Gene Smith Against SB 206, But Sees Room for Name, Image, Likeness Possibilities

COLUMBUS — Prior to Ohio State head coach Ryan Day’s weekly Tuesday media availability, OSU athletic director Gene Smith stopped by to address the growing debate regarding California SB 206 and students’ rights to name, image, and likeness. On Monday, California governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that would allow college athletes in California to earn money from their name, image, and likeness. The law is intended to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

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Meet the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This fall, 10 new members will be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. The group includes Boyd Cherry (football), Justin Fry (baseball), Jim Foster (women’s basketball coach), AJ Hawk (football), Stan Lyons (men’s track and field), Thad Matta (men’s basketball coach), Mike Nugent (football), Andrew Pierce (men’s track and…

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Independent Investigation Finds Ohio State Doctor Richard Strauss Abused Students From 1979 to 1998

An independent investigation completed by the firm of Perkins Coie has detailed sexual abuse committed by former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss on at least 177 former OSU students while Strauss was employed by the University from 1979 to 1998. Ohio State released the report on Friday, which also states that University personnel at the time had…