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OSU Program Pays Tuition For Athletes Who Return After Turning Pro

Ohio State University
From top left: Michael Thomas, Vonn Bell, Joey Bosa, Eli Apple, Darron Lee, Ezekiel Elliott, Tyvis Powell, Jalen Marshall, and Cardale Jones are all leaving OSU early for the NFL.

Just about every year, at least Ohio State University football or basketball player leaves school early to turn professional. If those players want to return to school, OSU will pay their tuition. 

For WOSU’s sports show After the Score, Thomas Bradley and I spoke with the man who leads the degree completion program, John Macko.

Click the play button below to hear their conversation.