The Columbus Sports Scene Blog

USA Volleyball Brings 2016 Girls’ Junior National Qualifier for Girls 18 and Under to Columbus

Jul 28

USA Volleyball brings first-time qualifier event

to the Greater Columbus Convention Center January 29-31

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Columbus to Host USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion July 22 – 25

Jul 22 Press Release

800 of the Fastest Swimmers Descend on Columbus from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan

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NAGAAA Looks to Show Off Columbus Even More for the 2015 Gay Softball World Series

Jul 20

By Steve Wartenberg | It’s rare for the Gay Softball World Series to return to a city after only five years.

But this is Columbus, where rare and exciting things happen on a regular basis. The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance’s 2015 Gay Softball World Series will be here from Aug. 13 to 22. About 5,000 players, coaches, officials and fans will come to Columbus, with visitor spending estimated to be well over the $5 million economic impact realized in 2010.

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Cleveland Browns’ General Manager Ray Farmer and President Alec Scheiner, Indians’ Carlos Baerga Join the 2015 Morning Sports Report

Jul 17

Thursday, August 6 | Greater Columbus Convention Center – Grand Ballrooms 1-3 | 7–9:15 a.m.

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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno and Crew SC’s Wil Trapp Join the 2015 Morning Sports Report

Jul 07

COLUMBUS (July 7, 2015) – Joining Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer at The Greater Columbus Sports Commission’s The Morning Sports Report, presented by Marathon, will be Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno and the Columbus Crew SC’s Vice Captain Wil Trapp.

The Morning Sports Report will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 7-9:15 a.m., at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Grand Ballrooms 1-3. Starting with a VIP reception presen ted by Time Warner Cable Business Class, this annual sports town hall meeting provides fans an inside look at Central Ohio’s sports scene, featuring its teams, notable figures, upcoming events and a Fan Fair full of exhibits by our sports teams and select vendors.

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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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Ohio Stingrays Softball College Showcase Returns to Columbus July 10-12

Jun 29

Proceeds will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund at OSU’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

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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

Jun 22 cavs graphic

By Steve Wartenberg

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

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