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Tressel returns to YSU to speak Monday; reception to follow



Published: Sun, May 11, 2014 @ 5:57 p.m.

Tressel will become the university's ninth president in its 106-year history.

YOUNGSTOWN

The newly chosen ninth president of Youngstown State University will be on campus Monday.

Jim Tressel will have a press conference at 7 p.m. in the Ohio Room on the second floor of Kilcawley Center.

A special YSU Board of Trustees’ meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Kilcawley Center. Tressel and his wife, Ellen, are expected to attend that meeting.

A reception for Tressel in the student center will follow the press conference.

Tressel was selected by the trustees in a unanimous vote on Friday morning and he accepted. The terms of his contract must still be negotiated.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1Chessiedad(185 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Question: I have a family member who's graduating next week, from YSU. If Tressels signature is on his diploma, can he sell it to any of the "Tresselmania" gang, as memorabilia of their "dream-come-true" debacle? Tim, Bob, Bruce..c'mon, any takers? Yes, it's not the "golden pants" or whatever the hell those kids were selling, but hey, it might have his majesty's name on it! Nah, now that I think about it, if it has Tressels name on it, for those of us who prefer to associate our accomplishments with men of honor and integrity, it means less than the worth of the paper it's printed on (I was thinking of using a different type of "paper" reference, but I thought I'd cut JT a break).

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2northsideperson(365 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

My informal poll of friends, neighbors, and family shows more disapproval than approval.

Netatives include that he's not expected to be a friend to non-teaching bargaining units, that local business people will expect him to "owe" them, that he's not an academic, and that his failure at Ohio State should have disqualified him.
Positives were that he can (potentially) rally the university and community and that he has support of local business.

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3TheLostPatrol(755 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh Great! Just another free meal for the "Kiss @$$'s" to get in line like cattle and let each other know that "they" were the one that convinced "so and so" Trustee to pick the Coach. Look for the staple local politicians, etc. squealing like pigs at the trough.

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4SoupCity85(25 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Chessiedad......maybe you should tell your family member to finish out at another school. We surely wouldn't want that person to be so EMBARRASSED by a stinking signature. You're an idiot!!!

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5samIam(213 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey Youngstown naysayers do you all prefer that we stick with the same type of under-achievers that previously held the presidency? At least Tressel don't NEED the money.
He has more moxie that the previous 6 presidents combined!

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6YSUguins(17 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Why do all of you negative people still live in Youngstown and discuss YSU? You obviously don't want to be here. Every one of you needs professional mental help in dealing with your tortured mental states. I can't imagine going through every day of my existence being so unhappy and dissatisfied. Please find a new place to call home. And take Bertram with you!

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7Chessiedad(185 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

SoupCity85.....trust me, my family member is relieved to be graduating before the "Tressel Regime" begins. And yes, to your surprise, I agree that it will be a "stinking" signature. Everything the new "Prez" does will carry the stench of his shameful actions at OSU. It's his legacy and he should have thought about living under it's shadow, no matter where he goes or what he does, before he perpetrated his lies and cover-ups. Lastly, it's obvious that you can't defend his discretions so all you have left is silly name-calling....typical of those who choose to pretend that Tressel did nothing wrong at OSU.

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8Chessiedad(185 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh, and by the way, SoupCity85, I read through your previous posts, and I paid particular attention to one from March, 2010, you know, the one where you had nothing but contempt for YSU because they were not giving you credit for your military service and experience (and once again, strangely enough, I agree with you because I stand by our military veterans and believe that if honorably discharged, they should be automatically moved to the "front of the line" for whatever endeavor they may undertake). What puzzles me is, as you claim, that you served in the military for as long as you did, then you certainly were taught the meanings of the words "honor" and "integrity". Therefore you must know that those are two character qualities that cannot be applied to Tressels history at OSU. Just a tip, but try and remember what you write in your past posts, and review them periodically, so you don't come off as some kind of irrational, ranting lunatic.

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9SoupCity85(25 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Chessie, you're absolutely right. Honor and integrity are very important. But, I'm going to assume here that you've NEVER turned your shoulder or lied or misled or didn't tell the whole truth at any point in your life? That's called human nature, most of us have done it for whatever reason....good or bad.

Here's what it comes down too, he admitted to doing it and he accepted his punishment. He's moved on to a new avenue in his life. People who choose to continue the verbal beatings aimed at him, show who they truely are.....PERFECT. Jim Tressel will tell you he's not perfect and he knows that. Maybe it's time for you to look in the mirror.

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10lovethiscity(145 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

SoupCity...well said. There is a whole lot of "first stone" casting here.

And the "casters", who shield themselves behind the anonymity of their screen names, are duplicitous cowards. Jim, at least, puts it all out there for both his fans and his critics alike.

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11Chessiedad(185 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

SoupCity85......you are correct, sir, I cannot claim that I am without sin, however, it is not my character or background that is in question, here. As you and others try to deflect and redirect the focus of Tressels sordid past, making claims that what he did can be excused as "human nature"' well, I for one, am not buying in to that. He did what he did for his own personal gratification and "human nature" or not, those are the facts and they can't be disputed. And for him to be rewarded for that is the height of hypocrisy, especially when that reward involves leading the youth of our community.

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12frinightlights(10 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Simply put. Every president and presidential applicant in the history of the school accepted or wanted the job to better themselves, personally, until now. Tressel accepts the job to make the school better, and for those of you that don't know, it's not about him in everything he does. He was the scapegoat in Columbus and if that is hard to understand then you can't begin to understand how the real world works. For those of you cheering for him to fail. It's too bad that you will be so wrong and will never admit it.

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13Chessiedad(185 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

frinightlights.....take a second and read the articles from ESPN and SI, in the shortcuts below. Then, please tell me, without putting any kind of crazy "spin" on it, how anyone can conclude that Tressel was a "scapegoat" for anyone or anything related to the OSU incidents.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011...

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14papa1(648 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

for those who think tressel will turn ysu into the ohio state, you are delusional. be honest, it's all about football. you couldn't care less about student enrollment or how deeply in debt ysu is. will he immediately cut tuition? no. I heard jim Campbell tell dan rivers this morning, " we'll have to talk about this again, closer to football season." hey Campbell, they didn't rehire a football coach. what does football season have to do with it? will they talk about whether attendance has increased since hiring of "THE GREAT ONE."

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15Chessiedad(185 comments)posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Sorry, frinightlights, didn't get the second shortcut in. Here it is:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/st...

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