Ohio State junior Noah Spence has been declared permanently ineligible from all intercollegiate athletics competition by the Big Ten Conference. Get more details inside.
Ohio State suffered a blow when it was announced defensive end Noah Spence is ineligible to play Saturday, according to the school. Spence was supposed to return to action vs. Kent State on Saturday after serving a three-game suspension for testing positive for ecstasy during a drug test before last year’s Big Ten title game in December. But an OSU statement says Spence will miss the game “because of a university and Big Ten Conference rule violation.” Spence was slated to be part of one of the top defensive lines in the Big Ten and nation, a group that includes
(AP) Ohio State sophomore defensive end Noah Spence has been suspended for three games for violating an undisclosed Big Ten rule, the Buckeyes announced Wednesday. Spence did not accompany No. 7 Ohio State on its trip to the Orange Bowl, with the team citing “a personal issue.” The Buckeyes (12-1) play No. 12 Clemson (10-2) on Friday night, and as recently as Monday the team said there was some hope that Spence – an All-Big Ten player this season – would be able to join the team for the game. Spence also will sit out the first two games of