President E. Gordon Gee says the Ohio State University should have asked more pointed questions as a memorabilia-for-cash scandal was first coming to light.
The NCAA last month hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties for violations that started with eight football players taking thousands of dollars in cash and tattoos. That was in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.
Gee tells The Columbus Dispatch that the university has learned to back up its procedures by asking the right questions.
Consultants have been studying how well Ohio State complies with rules and requirements and plans to present recommendations soon.
The university president says one positive outcome from the scandal is that it has been a wake-up for schools across the country.