Tressel Will Not Run for US Senate

By Rachel Gobep

Ohio Republicans wanted Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel to challenge Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in the United States Senate election this year, according to a report that first surfaced on the Washington Examiner on Jan. 11.

Tressel signed a one-year contract on Dec. 6, which extended his contract with the university until June 2019.

According to a report by The Jambar on Jan. 11, Tressel said his contract extension is exciting because there are a lot of things that the university is currently in the midst of.

Tressel said in a tweet on Jan. 11 that he has no intentions of running for senate and he will continue his work at YSU.