Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
I think the turning point in the coverage was Sandusky. That was so bad and so real, that it made it hard to drum up outrage for menial items like selling jerseys or autographs. Ohio State's national appeal/image had something to do with the coverage difference as well, but I think it that happened this year instead of 2010 it would still be covered very differently and the punishment would be less severe as well.
Another factor is that its painfully obvious that college football is making insane amounts of money and its becoming increasingly difficult the disparity between the worth of a football program and the benefits a student athlete receives to pass the "gut" test.