Jim Tressel saga: Catalyst for reform?

Updated: May 31, 2011, 12:50 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Jim Tressel resigned Monday morning, and my mind immediately went to a strange place: a high school parking lot in Jeannette, Pa. It was the fall of 2007, Terrelle Pryor's senior year at Jeannette High, and the scene one afternoon at dismissal time fit perfectly with the overall theme of big-time college athletics and the near-impossibility of policing them under the current system.

Pryor is a pivotal player in the clumsy, slapstick drama that ended with Tressel's resignation. ...

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