Ohio State Football Team Receives One-Year Postseason Ban from NCAA

December 20, 2011 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM EDT

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Ohio State Football Team Receives One-Year Postseason Ban from NCAA

December 20, 2011 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM EDT

The NCAA on Tuesday announced that its Division 1 Committee on Infractions has cited Ohio State's football program for failure to monitor and preferential treatment and extra benefit violations.

According to the NCAA, penalties include a one-year postseason ban for the 2012 season and scholarship reductions. The NCAA also said former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel "was found to have engaged in unethical conduct for not reporting NCAA rule violations."

In a statement on the university's website, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said: "We are surprised and disappointed with the NCAA’s decision. However, we have decided not to appeal the decision because we need to move forward as an institution."

Read the entire NCAA news release HERE.

Read the Ohio State statement on the sanctions HERE.