In this July 12, 2007, file photo, Gordon Gee speaks after being named Ohio State University's 14th president during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Gee is retiring as of July 1 following the revelation of recorded remarks in which he criticized Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference.
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published Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University President Gordon Gee abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.