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Jim Tressel Is Youngstown State’s New Presidential Pick

Photo courtesy Youngstown State University Tressel’s name has been tossed around as a potential contender well since last year. Backers include Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, who aggressively recruited Tressel for the YSU job when then-president Randy Dunn left after just 8 months. University spokesman Ron Cole says Tressel beat out two other candidates: the chancellor [...]

University of Akron Announces New President

Scott Scarborough / Photo courtesy of The University of Akron The University of Akron’s presidential search is over. University of Toledo provost Scott Scarborough will assume Akron’s top role after current president Luis Proenza retires in June. Scarborough was one of the top three finalists for the job, beating out The University of Maryland Eastern [...]

Jim Tressel Lands A Spot on The University of Akron’s List of Presidential Finalists

REYNOLDS.JAMES.E / FLICKR The University of Akron has narrowed their presidential search candidates down to three– and there’s a familiar name on the list. Jim Tressel, the campus’ current executive vice president for student success and former Ohio State football coach, is one of the finalists. Akron’s top potential candidates also include Ronald Nykiel, The [...]

Ex -Coach Jim Tressel Now Eying Two University Presidencies

COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF AKRON University of Akron Vice President Jim Tressel is now pursuing two presidential posts in Northeast Ohio. The former Ohio State football coach, who is already being considered by the University of Akron, submitted his application to Youngstown State University on Friday. Since February 2012, Tressel has served as the University [...]

Youngstown’s Community Leaders Are Pushing to Bring Jim Tressel Back to YSU

It’s been a merry-go-round regarding the top posts at many of Ohio’s universities. Ohio State, Kent State, and Hiram College each recently made new presidential hires, while The University of Akron and Notre Dame College continue their searches for new leaders. And now they’ll be joined in that hunt by Youngstown State after current president [...]

Why Fewer People are Buying Ohio State T-Shirts

Ohio State is still paying for the tattoos-for-memorabilia scandal that ousted football coach Jim Tressel. Royalty revenue from sales of T-shirts, jerseys, and other merchandise fell by $500,000 to $8.9 million over the past year, in part because of the scandal, Columbus Business First reports. Of course, the football team’s losing record was probably also a factor.

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