Cbus Sports Scene

NCAA DII Women’s Basketball Championship Brings Out the Best in Columbus

By Lynsey Warren | As the Head Coach of Ohio Dominican Women’s Basketball and the 2017 Elite Eight Tournament Director, I am SO thrilled that the big week is finally upon us! We have known that the NCAA DII Women’s Basketball Elite 8 was coming to Ohio Dominican University (ODU) and Columbus for over three years now. My excitement, the excitement of our university community and the excitement of all our partners throughout Columbus has grown tremendously in the time leading up to this event. Having grown up on the north side of Columbus and spent a majority of my coaching career right here in the city, I have a deep appreciation for everything the city has to offer.

We have the greatest state institution in the country in The Ohio State University along with tremendous smaller, liberal arts universities like ODU. We have world-class businesses such as Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health, among many others.  We have beautiful city neighborhoods in Clintonville, the Short North and German Village. We host world-renowned events like The Arnold Classic, The Memorial and numerous NCAA Championship events brought to Columbus through the hard work of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. There are countless reasons as to why these institutions, neighborhoods and events thrive, but at the core, it is the spirit of the people here.

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HOME GROWN EVENTS

Arnold Sports Festival March 2-5

The largest multi-sport event in the world. Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, 175,000 sports fans, 18,000 athletes and more than 45 sports and events.

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OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon April 29

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon is one of the largest half marathons in the Midwest and is a celebration of the healthy and active lifestyle featuring a sold out field of 14,000 runners and walkers.

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the Memorial Tournament May 29-June 4

Presented by Nationwide was founded in 1976 and is hosted by Golf Legend and Columbus’ own Jack Nicklaus. The Memorial brings golf fans a top-ranked field of the world’s best professional golfers each year at this official PGA TOUR event played at Nicklaus’ own internationally acclaimed Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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Columbus Marathon Oct 15

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon has been ranked by Runner’s World as one of the top 20 marathons in the United States and by USA Today as one of the top fall marathons.

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What's New

 The calm before the storm. Ashland takes on Virginia Union in the @ncaadii Women's Basketball Championship! Tipoff is at 7 p.m.   We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our fearless leader and the First Lady of Columbus Sports, Linda Shetina Logan! Thank you for all that you do for our city #wcw  The @ncaadii Women's Basketball Championship has begun! @ohiodominicanwbb Head Coach Lynsey Warren tells us what the event means to our city. Read more on the Columbus Sports Scene Blog (link in bio)!  Happy #InternationalWomensDay! We are proud to support women and girls in sports in Central Ohio, including the amazing leaders who were featured at the 2017 Women's Sports Report! Read more about the event and the upcoming 2018 @ncaawbb Final Four on our blog. #WomensHistoryMonth  Tickets are on sale now for the @ncaadii Women's Basketball Championship! See some of the best women's basketball teams compete on March 21-24 at @ohiodominican. For more info, click the link in our bio. #sportsincbus  #sportsincbus: Weightlifter Yadier Quesada was just one of 20,000 talented athletes who competed at the @arnoldsports Festival last weekend! What was your favorite event? : @usa_weightlifting  What an incredible crowd at the @arnoldsports Festival! Make sure to check out the EXPO at @cbusconventions today. #sportsincbus : @jeremyleifel  This month's Smart Business magazine features the Greater Columbus Sports Commission as we celebrate our 15th anniversary! Pick up your copy or check out www.sbonline.com/article/greater-columbus-sports-commission-aligns-players.  You can't miss the largest multisport event in the world! The @arnoldsports Festival will be held on March 2-5 in Columbus--go check it out! Repost @_connectsports with @repostapp ・・・ @arnoldsports is back this week in @experiencecolumbus. With 20,000 athletes competiting in 70 events, and drawing 200,000 attendees, it is the world's largest multisport event.  The @columbuscrewsc will be looking great in 2017 with jersey partner @acura! #CrewSC  The @bigten Men's Swimming and Diving Championship will be held today through Saturday at @theohiostateuniversity!  #Repost  @mooremaya and the @ncaawbb Women's Final Four logo were just a few of the highlights of The Women's Sports Report! Read more on the Columbus Sports Scene Blog (link in bio). #WSR2017  We were thrilled that @mooremaya could join us this morning and talk about all things basketball at The Women's Sports Report! #WSR2017  Columbus is ready to host the @ncaawbb Women's Final Four in 2018! Take a look at the logo we revealed today at The Women's Sports Report. #WSR2017  A great night at the @hiltoncolumbus for The Women's Sports Report VIP Reception featuring @mooremaya, @smith30 and Anucha Browne! #WSR2017   #sportsincbus #cbusdoesvb Repost @ovregion with @repostapp ・・・ At the Ohio Valley Region Boys #WinterFest today? Check out the 2016 Ohio State Men's Volleyball National Championship trophy and pick up more information on the 2017 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship hosted at St. John Arena! #volleyball #OVR Thanks to our friends at the @columbus_sports

Major League Sports City

Did you know that the Blue Jackets’ arrival in Columbus was announced as the top moment in Columbus sports history voted by fans in 2002 in conjunction with the launch of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. The Columbus Blue Jackets play at Nationwide Arena, downtown in the Arena District.

To learn more about the Blue Jackets, meet the team, print off a schedule or buy tickets visit bluejackets.nhl.com.

Did you know that MAPFRE Stadium was built in 1999 as the first soccer-specific stadium built for a professional soccer team in the second pro era of American football.

Get match highlights and stay up-to-date with the team by checking out ColumbusCrewSC.com. #CrewSC

Huntington ParkDid you know that the Huntington Park was selected as the winner of the “Best of Ballparks” for Triple-A Baseball and is home to the Clippers Triple-A Affilate of the Cleveland Indians. Be sure to check at a game this season. Download the Clippers app here.

Did you know that played in the MLL Championship in 2016.

For a recap of the Ohio Machine’s season visit theohiomachine.com and follow the Ohio Machine on twitter @MachineMLL #Machine

Community Spotlight

Be a Sports Journalist an opportunity for students to be a part of the working media. Read More

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