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Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel Resigns

Longtime Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned. The embattled coach—who had led the university's team for 10 seasons—left this post two months after a scandal that got him and several of his players suspended. In March, Tressel apologized for not telling Ohio State officials about emails he had received regarding improper benefits paid to some of his players. “It is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach," Tressel said in this resignation note. He’ll be replaced by assistant coach Luke Fickell on an interim basis.

May 30, 2011 6:12 AM