Posted April 12, 2013

Ohio State shows off 12-0 “champions” rings for undefeated 2012 season

Big Ten, NCAA Sanctions, Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer

By Zac Ellis

Ohio State didn’t win any championships in 2012, but don’t tell that to the Buckeyes. Thursday, a few members of Urban Meyer’s staff posted pictures of the team’s new rings, which say “12-0″ across the face. Ohio State completed an undefeated regular season last year, but was ineligible for postseason play because of NCAA sanctions. And before you ask: Yes, those sanctions stemmed from players getting tattoos in exchange for … championships rings and other merchandise. Stewart Mandel always says college football is cyclical…

Check out the photos posted Thursday by receivers coach Zach Smith and sports information director Jerry Emig, which show the gold pants earned for beating Michigan. Pretty sweet, though it begs the question: How many teams sport rings for winning a division title?

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