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December 3, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Rosemont, Ill. - The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Ohio State
football student-athlete Marcus Hall for his actions while exiting the playing field
during the Michigan game on Nov. 30, which violated the Big Ten Sportsmanship
Policy.  Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01 states in part that "The Big Ten
Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted
without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship... [including]
integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward
opponents and officials.  The conference office also issued a public reprimand of
the Ohio State football coaching staff for failing in its duty to effectively manage
the process of escorting an ejected student-athlete from the playing field to the
locker room.

Additionally, the Conference reviewed video of the incident that took place during
the second quarter of the game and has concluded that the officials managed the
situation properly and ejected the correct players for their actions.  NCAA football
playing rules provide that these players were to be disqualified for the remainder
of the game since their ejections for fighting occurred during the first half of the
contest.  The officials and coaching staffs from both institutions did a good job of
containing the situation once it started. As bad as it was, we're fortunate the
incident did not escalate any further.  More can, and should, be done by both
coaching staffs in the future to prevent similar incidents from detracting from this
rivalry.

The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further
comment.


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