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In Columbus, a mournful mood

Originally Published: May 31, 2011
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On a muggy day in the heartland, the mood of a massive football fan base was both fatalistic and funereal.

Often using the past tense, Ohio State fans celebrated the good civic deeds and great football accomplishments of Jim Tressel, while lamenting a resignation they saw as inevitable.

"A lot of people are sad," said Brittany White, who works in the Ohio State memorabilia store College Traditions, within sight of The Horseshoe. "Just kind of a sad day ...

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