The Columbus Sports Scene Blog

Legacy of Former Buckeye Doug Beal Comes Home with USA Volleyball this Summer

Jul 03

By Steve Wartenberg | It takes a long time for Doug Beal to make his way from one end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center to the other. Plenty of people want to say hello, strategize, plan, pitch, share memories and a few laughs with the CEO of US A Volleyball.

“I’m here to get a feel for the event and try and figure out ways to enhance the experience for the players, coaches, parents, the college coaches here to scout players and all the officials,” said Beal, 67, who has deep central Ohio roots and helped grow the sport he loves locally, nationally and internationally.

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Columbus: The “Volleyball Capital of the Midwest”

Jun 26

By Steve Wartenberg | The Greater Columbus Convention Center was under construction in early 1991, the massive building filled with scaffolding, workers and all their equipment.

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What’s Behind Columbus’ Momentum with Major Sporting Events

Jun 24

By Steve Wartenberg | The aspirational goals of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission once included hosting three major events: USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, the NHL’s All-Star Weekend and the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Done, done and booked.

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Columbus has strong TV ratings for the Cavs in the NBA Finals

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By Steve Wartenberg

When it comes to their love of sports, Columbus fans are far from average.

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Tickets for Cleveland Browns’ “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” in Columbus Go On Sale Monday, June 22

Jun 18

Training camp event to feature scrimmage format at Ohio Stadium on Aug. 7

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Columbus to host one of USA Volleyball’s signature events in the Boy’s Junior National Championships June 28 – July 5

Jun 16

USA Volleyball Returns to the Convention Center with Boys’ Signature Championship for First Time; Record Number of Teams Represents Nearly $13 Million in Visitor Spending for Region

 

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Are you ready to take the Columbus Sports Statues Tour?

Jun 12

By Steve Wartenberg

There’s a way to visit the fastest man in the world, the greatest golfer who ever swung a club and maybe, just maybe, the best college football

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Urban Meyer to Headline the 2015 Morning Sports Report, Celebrating Ohio State’s Five National Championships

Jun 03

Breakfast presented by Marathon will celebrate Ohio State’s national championships

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Cleveland Browns to host Orange & Brown Scrimmage in Columbus

May 28

BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns on Thursday announced the team will host the “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Aug. 7. The late afternoon intrasquad scrimmage at The Horseshoe will be free to fans and will feature a competitive format, updating the recent open practice structure of the franchise’s annual Family Day/FamilyNight.

“The intrasquad scrimmage is an important element of our preparation for the 2015 season,” said Head Coach Mike Pettine. “Ohio Stadium will provide a great atmosphere for our team to compete, and I’m confident our players and fans will enjoy the experience.”

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Columbus Announced as Host City for 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council

May 12

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 7, 2015) – U.S. Figure Skating has announced that the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The three-day meeting is set for April 28-30, 2016. Columbus was officially announced as next year’s host at the 2015 Governing Council held May 1-3 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Governing Council was also held in Columbus in 2005.

“We look forward to working with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Hilton Columbus Downtown to bring our annual meeting to Columbus next spring,” U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. “The area has a lot to offer and we’re confident the Governing Council attendees will enjoy their free time in the city.”

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