No other way to describe it...Sciortino's rant on tv was just bizarre.
May 15, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.
Wow knightcap, have you actually been on a college campus in the last 40 years? I don't think I've ever seen anyone wearing one of those elbow patch blazers!!!!
May 11, 2014 at 8:11 p.m.
Looks like many of the above comments are written by folks who might be writing with a influx of testosterone to their brains. It is fair game to question whether or not Tressel is qualified to be a university president. At least admit the trustees made an unconventional choice...I don't think there's another university president in the country today whose experience matches Tressel's. The staff, students, and faculty of Akron did not think he was qualified for the position of president...they didn't compare to Hitler for God's sake. Keep in mind Akron ASKED for the input of its constituents...whereas the board at YSU did not solicit anyone's opinion other than their own and perhaps a handful of wealthy community leaders. Also, the search process at Akron took 9 months...at YSU, the search was hastily completed in less than three. Does anyone really think that any other candidate was seriously considered at YSU? No one can say COACH Tressel didn't do a great job at YSU or OSU....but it's legitimate to question whether PRESIDENT Tressel will perform as well. In America, it's still OK to question authority. That doesn't make Bertram a hater.....
May 11, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
No, the union PRESIDENTS endorsed Tressel...not the membership. You should know that. And I don't know who you were speaking to ytown35 because there were a number of faculty and staff who had the same reservations as the faculty, students, and staff at Akron. I, too, attended every public meeting and Tressel did not answer the tough questions from the Jambar and other members in the audience. And...like seriouslee states, this entire dog and pony show was rigged from the beginning. Does that mean I won't support him now that he is president? Absolutely not. YSU is a great institution. I think we can all agree on that.
May 10, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.
You can't seriously think I'd believe anything based on information from "unnamed sources" on football websites. Try again. Tressel barely made the application deadline for the YSU job. That's a fact. Tressel's letter of application to Akron looks like it actually took some thought...his application letter to YSU was thrown together in less than half an hour. Tell me his first choice was YSU....because I have some great property in Florida to sell you....And for the record, although I still maintain he was not the most qualified candidate, I wish him well. He's got a tough job ahead of him....faculty and staff negotiations, budget shortfalls, etc. For those of you mouthing off about your beloved YSU and how Tressel is going to make YSU great again...I'd say that YSU is already a great institution and offers tremendous educational value for students. Lets hope some of you put your money where you mouth is. I do....
May 9, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.
bad...please tell me where you got that information. he was NOT offered the akron job! why are you spreading misinformation? (aka lying)
May 9, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.
Oh, let's hope. Maybe he can teach the Board how to google while he's at it.
May 9, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.
I certainly hope the community leaders who supported Tressel now support the university's academic endeavors, and not just athletics. We'll see.....
May 9, 2014 at 8:40 a.m.
The best thing for YSU right now is to bring in an experienced, proven academic leader. The initials behind one's name at this point are irrelevant. If the University of Akron values proven academic leadership, as demonstrated in its choice for president, shouldn't YSU value the same thing? Tressel does not have the support on campus. It's bizarre that YSU's union leadership pulled such a misguided stunt...those individuals certainly do NOT speak for their entire memberships.
May 9, 2014 at 7:06 a.m.
Looks like Akron values the PhD/academic more than the vest. Hope that YSU values the same.
May 8, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.