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Schools, conferences try to overturn O'Brien award

Updated: November 20, 2006, 10:21 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Eighteen universities and the Big Ten, Pacific-10 and Big 12 conferences filed a brief Monday in state appeals court supporting Ohio State in its bid to overturn a $2.4 million award to former men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien.

The universities and conferences argue the Ohio Court of Claims' ruling earlier this year that Ohio State improperly fired O'Brien limits their ability to comply with NCAA rules and discipline employees who violate them.

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