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School behind mysterious Ohio football team that played on ESPN is a 'scam,' officials say

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The Ohio Department of Education said Bishop Sycamore High School is "a scam" and was a way for students to play football in hopes of increasing their chances of playing at the college level.

The department detailed its findings in a 41-page report released Friday. It began investigating the school in August at the request of Gov. Mike DeWine after concerns were raised over a blowout football game between Bishop Sycamore's team and Florida powerhouse IMG Academy.

IMG Academy beat the school 58-0 in a game that was broadcast on ESPN as part of the network's GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff series. During the game, ESPN’s own announcers questioned the matchup and raised concerns about the school's legitimacy.

Tyren Jackson, who was described as the school’s head coach, previously spoke out about the controversy, telling NBC affiliate WCMH of Columbus that Bishop Sycamore was “not a school.”

“That’s not what Bishop Sycamore is, and I think that’s what the biggest misconception about us was, and that was our fault. Because that was a mistake on paperwork,” he said in September.

The Department of Education report said Bishop Sycamore registered as a private, nonchartered school. The report said the school, however, failed to meet the minimum requirements.

The report detailed how investigators found no evidence that the school provided the required coursework for students and "was not open for instruction the requisite hours." The report also said the school changed its listed address several times.

At one point, Bishop Sycamore said it was located at 3599 Chiller Lane, which is the location of an indoor sports training facility called Resolute Athletic Complex.

A person at the complex previously told NBC News that the center is not used as a school. Bishop Sycamore later changed its address to the location of a residential home in Blacklick, Ohio, according to the report.

Investigators also said the school said it was under the Columbus City school district, but a district official said they had no record of students attending Bishop Sycamore. The report stated it could only verify one student as being enrolled at Bishop Sycamore.

"Unfortunately, the facts suggest that Bishop Sycamore High School was and is, in fact, a scam," the state Department of Education wrote in its report. "To that end, the head coach of Bishop Sycamore football team confirmed what has become apparent to everyone: Bishop Sycamore is not a school."

"Bishop Sycamore was a way for students to play football against high school teams and potentially increase students' prospects of playing football at the collegiate level," the report continued. "Each child in Ohio is entitled to an education of high quality. That includes the children at Bishop Sycamore."

DeWine said the allegations against the school are "disturbing."

"There is no evidence that the ‘school’ enrolled students this year, had a physical location for classes to meet, employed teachers, nor offered any academic program meeting minimum standards," he said in a statement. "Ohio families should be able to count on the fact that our schools educate students and don’t exist in name only as a vehicle to play high school sports."

The governor said he is asking the attorney general to determine whether the school violated any civil or criminal laws.

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5 minutes ago, Ararar said:

What’s really despicable is GSB knew this all along but just like the men who started BS didn’t give a shit about the kids just saw a way to line his pockets

What is bad many still supported GSB like he is some kind savior to high school football.  It went as far as several posters on here making several accounts just to support him. 

 

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Wait a minute here now... I could have sworn our inside guy said he saw the classrooms. Literally toured the place even and saw the ballers. 

At one point, Bishop Sycamore said it was located at 3599 Chiller Lane, which is the location of an indoor sports training facility called Resolute Athletic Complex.

A person at the complex previously told NBC News that the center is not used as a school. Bishop Sycamore later changed its address to the location of a residential home in Blacklick, Ohio, according to the report.

 

 

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Had a great visit this morning at BS in the Eaton section of Columbus, OH. Nice area. Got a tour from its Head Coach, RJ Johnson, who's originally from Queens, NY and played ball at John Glenn HS on Long Island. After walking on at Ohio State, his college football career was cut short due to injuries. We were also joined by Terry Dinkins, the team’s Strength & Conditioning Coach and Player Personnel Director. BS currently has 118 players enrolled in its program. They’ll be fielding Varsity and National teams in ‘21! The team is part of the Texas Christian Athletic League’s 6A-National Division. Visit t-cal.org to learn more about this NFHS-sanctioned league. On O, they’ll be running some spread, along with traditional I-formations. Their base D will be 4-3. 

The facilities are comprised of two buildings in Eaton. The first houses classroom space, three indoor practice fields and a weight room. The second is a dorm/cafeteria for the non-local players. The school offers both online and in-person classes. The online component is implemented by Accel, which is an NCAA-accredited online curriculum platform. 

PGL is a proud corporate partner of BS. Watch them vs Hoban on 8/19 on the PGL/Flo HSFB Channel. You’ll be glad you did! 

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10 hours ago, OldTerrapin said:
 
 
 

Had a great visit this morning at BS in the Eaton section of Columbus, OH. Nice area. Got a tour from its Head Coach, RJ Johnson, who's originally from Queens, NY and played ball at John Glenn HS on Long Island. After walking on at Ohio State, his college football career was cut short due to injuries. We were also joined by Terry Dinkins, the team’s Strength & Conditioning Coach and Player Personnel Director. BS currently has 118 players enrolled in its program. They’ll be fielding Varsity and National teams in ‘21! The team is part of the Texas Christian Athletic League’s 6A-National Division. Visit t-cal.org to learn more about this NFHS-sanctioned league. On O, they’ll be running some spread, along with traditional I-formations. Their base D will be 4-3. 

The facilities are comprised of two buildings in Eaton. The first houses classroom space, three indoor practice fields and a weight room. The second is a dorm/cafeteria for the non-local players. The school offers both online and in-person classes. The online component is implemented by Accel, which is an NCAA-accredited online curriculum platform. 

PGL is a proud corporate partner of BS. Watch them vs Hoban on 8/19 on the PGL/Flo HSFB Channel. You’ll be glad you did! 

The biggest lie ever told on this forum and some still back the guy.

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13 hours ago, OldTerrapin said:
 
 
 

Had a great visit this morning at BS in the Eaton section of Columbus, OH. Nice area. Got a tour from its Head Coach, RJ Johnson, who's originally from Queens, NY and played ball at John Glenn HS on Long Island. After walking on at Ohio State, his college football career was cut short due to injuries. We were also joined by Terry Dinkins, the team’s Strength & Conditioning Coach and Player Personnel Director. BS currently has 118 players enrolled in its program. They’ll be fielding Varsity and National teams in ‘21! The team is part of the Texas Christian Athletic League’s 6A-National Division. Visit t-cal.org to learn more about this NFHS-sanctioned league. On O, they’ll be running some spread, along with traditional I-formations. Their base D will be 4-3. 

The facilities are comprised of two buildings in Eaton. The first houses classroom space, three indoor practice fields and a weight room. The second is a dorm/cafeteria for the non-local players. The school offers both online and in-person classes. The online component is implemented by Accel, which is an NCAA-accredited online curriculum platform. 

PGL is a proud corporate partner of BS. Watch them vs Hoban on 8/19 on the PGL/Flo HSFB Channel. You’ll be glad you did! 

Plagiarized this script and inserted BS, chiller lane, yada, yada, yada.

AMIRITE? 

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On 12/18/2021 at 7:39 PM, HawgGoneIt said:

Wait a minute here now... I could have sworn our inside guy said he saw the classrooms. Literally toured the place even and saw the ballers. 

At one point, Bishop Sycamore said it was located at 3599 Chiller Lane, which is the location of an indoor sports training facility called Resolute Athletic Complex.

A person at the complex previously told NBC News that the center is not used as a school. Bishop Sycamore later changed its address to the location of a residential home in Blacklick, Ohio, according to the report.

 

 

Three practice fields full of ballers is what I remember.

No pictures, though.  He was on “vaca.”

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