Gene Smith

Chicago Bears General Manager Phil Emery. (CBS)

Bernstein: Clock Ticking For Emery’s Call

The Bears need general manager availability, with Phil Emery standing at the lectern to announce the future direction of the franchise, today. ASAP.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2012

Ohio State University Athletics Director Gene Smith (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Gene Smith Robbed Ohio State (And Big Ten) Of 2012

Sure, Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel caused the mess, but Smith’s careless decision to play in the Gator Bowl last year likely cost Ohio State a chance at the National Championship this season.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Ohio State University Athletics Director Gene Smith (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hanley: Ohio State AD Gene Smith ‘Clueless’

Gene Smith, the clueless Ohio State athletic director, shouldn’t be the only one “disappointed with the NCAA’s decision” Tuesday. Smith’s disappointed? How about the players who are still bound to the now non-Bowl-eligible Buckeyes next year?

670 The Score–12/20/2011

Jim Tressel

Hoge: NCAA Gets It Right With Ohio State Punishment

There’s no question a postseason ban was in order, but I had my doubts that the NCAA would actually hand down such a penalty.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Jim Tressel

NCAA To Hand Down Final Sanctions To Ohio State Today

Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed to The Associated Press early Tuesday that the NCAA’s committee on infractions would hand down its final sanctions of the Ohio State athletic program at 3 p.m. EST.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Daniel Herron. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

3 Ohio State players suspended for Nebraska game

Three Ohio State players have been suspended for Saturday’s game for accepting too much money for too little work in their summer jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State To Submit Response To NCAA On Friday

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says he’s disappointed with “where we are” in terms of NCAA violations by its football program and the sanctions that will come with it.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel

Terrelle Pryor’s Lawyer Questions SI Story

The lawyer for Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has questioned the facts in a Sports Illustrated special report on the Buckeyes’ NCAA problems.

670 The Score–06/02/2011

Gene Smith (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ohio State President: Athletic Director’s Job Is Safe

Ohio State President Gordon Gee said Wednesday he expects university athletics director Gene Smith to keep his job.

670 The Score–06/01/2011

Jim Tressel

Hoge: The Fallout From Tressel’s Resignation

What was revealed in Monday’s Sports Illustrated piece is a systematic problem that was likely inherited by Tressel and consistently covered up by the hierarchy at Ohio State.


Jim Tressel

NCAA Claims Tressel Lied To Keep Players On Field

The NCAA is claiming that 10-year coach Jim Tressel lied and withheld information to keep several of his players eligible and on the field after they had accepted improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Jim Tressel

UPDATED: Tressel Suspended Two Games

Gene Smith, Ohio State athletic director has returned tot he school’s campus and has called a press conference for Tuesday night. There remains a chance that head coach Jim Tressel’s job might be in jeopardy.


Jim Tressel

Report: Tressel Knew About Infractions

According to a report, Ohio State head football Jim Tressel knew of some of the infractions that were committed by several of his players.


2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

NCAA Selection Committee To Be Sequestered In Luxury Bunker

For the members of the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the 15th floor of The Westin hotel in Indianapolis will become their world from Wednesday through Sunday night as the deliberate the field of 68.