Former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel still isn’t allowed on a college sideline, but the NCAA doesn’t forbid him from stepping into the classroom.
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is teaching a fall semester course at the University of Akron. Tressel, who has an administrative position at the school, will teach ”General Principles of Coaching” this fall with former Zips coach Jim Dennison. The three-credit course will be open to Akron students and the general public. Dennison was Akron’s coach when Tressel was hired as an assistant in 1974. Tressel was forced to resign at Ohio State in 2011 amid a scandal involving several players. He spent 10 years as coach of the Buckeyes, winning a national title in 2002. Tressel became Akron’s vice president of strategic engagement in 2012. In a release from the school, Tressel is referred to as the school’s Vice President for Student Success. As one of the conditions of a show-cause sanction by the NCAA, Tressel was banned from coaching for five years.
Yesterday, University of Akron President Luis Proenza announced yesterday that he is stepping down. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is rumored to be a possible replacement. Proenza will continue through June, then …
Three months after “parting ways” with Ohio State,? Se’Von Pittman has decided to continue his playing career at another FBS program in his home state. Canton (Ohio) McKinley High School official Charles Quincy has confirmed to the Canton Repository that the defensive end has decided to transfer to Akron and play football for the Zips. ? While Akron has yet to officially confirm the addition of Pittman to the roster, Bill Greene of Scout.com reports that “everything is approved and done.” “It’s a good fit for him,” Quincy told the Repository . “Here’s a young man, a Division I player, and I’m glad he gets the opportunity to go play Division I again. That’s a good feeling.” Originally a Michigan State verbal commitment, Pittman became a four-star member of Urban Meyer ‘s first OSU recruiting class after flipping to the Buckeyes . ? Pittman, who …
Nine Ohio State pledges will head to The Opening, which is one more than a year ago. With the most representatives of any school in the nation heading to the nationally televised, star-studded event, quarterback Stephen Collier (Leesburg, Ga./Lee County), running back Parris Campbell Jr. (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary), outside linebackers Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and Kyle Berger (Cleveland/St. Ignatius), offensive tackle Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster), defensive ends Dylan Thompson (Lombard, Ill.
AKRON, Ohio — Getting Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) to say much of anything about his recruitment oftentimes can be like trying to wear a short-sleeved shirt in Northeast Ohio during the month of February. It’s just not going to happen. But the 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker whispered three letters Wednesday that should have the Ohio State faithful very happy. When asked if the Buckeyes were the favorite his answer was short and to the point.
Welcome to BuckeyeNation’s live coverage of national signing day for the Ohio State Buckeyes. We’ll be with you throughout the day providing up-to-the minute updates on OSU’s Class of 2013. Watch live coverage on ESPNU | Talk signing day on our “Horseshoe Pit” forum Follow the live blog after the jump. Already enrolled: CB Eli Apple (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) : Apple is the only five-star athlete for the Buckeyes and one of just 11 nationally according to ESPN.
A Cleveland television station has hired former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a special contributor. Tressel, who stepped down after 10 seasons as Buckeyes coach in May 2011 following the Tattoogate scandal, will provide a weekly report, “A Moment with Jim Tressel,” during WKYC-TV’s 7 p.m. Wednesday newscasts, The Plain Dealer reported Tuesday in Cleveland. “Jim’s national championships as head football coach at Ohio State and Youngstown State universities are well known to all, but his motivational speeches and best-selling books will be the basis of our ‘A Moment with Jim Tressel,’ ” said Brooke Spectorsky, the Gannett-owned station’s president and general manager. Tressel, 59, led the Buckeyes to the national championship in 2002. He worked with the Indianapolis Colts last fall before taking a job created for him in February at the University of Akron as vice president of strategic engagement. “Jim motivates with passion but leads with compassion,” said Virgil Dominic, the station’s interim news director. “We envision …
After collecting a 56-14 win at Akron Aug. 30, UCF (1-0) makes another trip to the Buckeye State to face No. 18 Ohio State (1-0) Saturday, Sept. 8, on ESPN2.
SPORTS BLOGGERS! LeBron James high school football exploits are pretty well known. The NBA MVP was an all-state wide receiver as a sophomore at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, and has publicly flirted with the idea of playing pro football many times.