Scandals in College Sports

Text: Ben Glicksman
Photo: AP

A Knockout Punch

During his 28-year tenure as the Buckeyes' head coach, Woody Hayes compiled 205 wins, 13 Big Ten titles and three national championships. Despite his success, he left under scandalous circumstances. Known for his fiery temper, Hayes famously punched Clemson nose tackle Charlie Bauman after an interception in the 1978 Gator Bowl, spurring a bench-clearing brawl and his eventual ejection. Hayes was fired one day later.

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