Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jim Tressel Assignment #1

Cate Oldfather

Blog Assignment 1


NCAA should discipline Jim Tressel, because his employer won’t

Written by: Trace Hamilton on March 30th, 2011 in the Washington Post (

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute posted this survey in the Washington Post. It was surveying Ohio voters on whether or not Jim Tressel, the Ohio State football coach, should have been fired and if his punishment was sufficient. It is undisclosed on who sponsored this poll. If a sponsor had been disclosed they could have been looking to see if they could raise more attention to the public on whether or not the coach received a fit punishment, and if the NCAA, or the school should step in. However this poll did not alert or change the intentions of OSU because 83% of voters polled said he should not be fired and 56% said his punishment was sufficient. The methodology consisted of polling a small geography (Ohio), but it was taken of people already aware of the situation. The results were presented clearly and it is in the general of the Ohio participants that the Coach has been punished enough and should not be fired. There were no graphs presented with this survey.

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