Ohio State Buckeyes Get Rings To Commemorate Undefeated Season (Photo)


The NCAA sanctions handed down to Ohio State prevented the team from having a shot at winning the Big Ten Championship or BCS National Championship last season, but the sanctions didn’t stop Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer from handing out rings to commemorate his team’s 12-0 season.

Meyer had promised his players rings for going undefeated in 2012 and he delivered in a big way.

Thanks to the lovely world of social media and wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s Twitter account, we were able to catch a glimpse of the new rings and, man, do they look nice.

Football sports information director Jerry Emig also shared a close up image of the ring to really show off it’s beauty.

I’m usually against teams giving out hardware for an undefeated season if they don’t go on to win a championship, but this time I am all for it. The current players put on a heck of a performance last season and they had nothing to do with the violations that resulted in the current NCAA sanctions.

For Meyer to honor his players was a great move and they got some a pretty sweet ring to add to their collection.

Tags: Football Ohio State Buckeyes

  • disqus_aN5vV4vZqn

    Pathetic.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Why is it pathetic? Because they are recognizing some young people for doing something difficult? Going 12-0 is tough. I am an Ohio State fan and I just don’t understand this whole SEC, Big Ten rivalry thing. I see it on boards all the time with people sniping at each other.

      As a sports fan, I think the SEC is the class of college football. No question. But it doesn’t make me dislike the Big Ten any less. I just want the Big Ten and OSU to get better so they can compete and make things more interesting.

      I am not saying don’t like rivalries. I do. I just don’t get why so many people are mean-spirited about it. There is something, I think, in being able to admit when you are beat and also when your competition accomplishes something. SEC teams have the Big Ten’s number right now. No problem admitting that. But I’ve never felt compelled to trash Alabama or downplay their accomplishments.

      • disqus_aN5vV4vZqn

        It’s pathetic because the team didn’t do anything to warrant some sort of commemoration. In college football rings are reserved for teams that win a championship, whether it be conference and/or national.

  • http://www.facebook.com/billy.jenkins.5 Billy Joel Jenkins

    Most overrated, obnoxious team there is. I play high school teams all year and go undefeated, great.

  • nick

    ridiculous!!! Rings are for Champions. Doesn’t matter if those players had anything to do with the violations or not, they didn’t win the championship, so they don’t deserve the rings.

  • disqus_8LJWaxDE5f

    How is this any different than any other team that was on sanctions from the ncaa for violating rules cause look at auburn for one that was undefeated or others ….why would this be any different. …looks like another bias columnist.

    • http://profiles.google.com/tim0619 Tim Hammond

      Are you a complete idiot??? Auburn wasn’t on any kind of sanctions or probation when they won the NC so that’s how this is different!

      • Jarrod Crowell

        I think he meant the undefeated ’93 team under Terry Bowden. They were on probation and ineligible for post season play.

      • disqus_8LJWaxDE5f

        You are the idiot …its obvious u know squat cause in 1993 auburn went 11-0 and could not go bowling because of probation .
        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Auburn_Tigers_football_team

      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.strickhausen Matt Strickhausen

        He’s not a complete idiot, Auburn was on sanctions back in 1993 and they went undefeated so NO it’s NOT special or different. I guess Meyer will give rings for every team they beat next year so they can have more rings than coach Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide!

  • http://profiles.google.com/tim0619 Tim Hammond

    Do they realize how incredibly stupid this looks??? You get a ring when you win the national championship or at least your conference. They didn’t do either one!! Not to mention IF they had played Alabama in the NC they would have been totally owned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8315499 Marilyn Dubinski

    commemorating a year where the school administrators’ own stupidity held the team back. fun memories!

  • Bobby Mathews

    That’s a very nice participation trophy.