The Columbus Sports Scene Blog

BLOG: NCAA Lacrosse Quarterfinals Shows Growth of Sport in Central Ohio

May 23

By Steve Wartenberg | The members of Columbus Old Dogs Lacrosse gathered outside Ohio Stadium on Sunday, to tailgate and prepare for the start of the first of two NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship quarterfinal games.

Lacrosse in Central Ohio sure has come a long way since the members of this local 35-and-older lacrosse club were in high school.

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BLOG: COTA AirConnect to Make Traveling a Breeze for Visitors

May 18

Columbus has hosted over 270 new sporting events in the past 14 years and will welcome the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship this December and the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2018. These high-profile events mean Columbus and Central Ohio will see an increase in visitors from across the nation.

As our reputation as a key destination for sporting events grows, and we experience growth of tourism in leisure, meetings, conventions and much more, transportation amenities and options are keeping pace.

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host American Collegiate Hockey Championships in 2017 & 2018

May 18

 First-Time Event Featuring Top Intercollegiate ACHA Hockey Teams from Across the Country

Will Compete at OhioHealth Chillers and the OhioHealth Ice Haus at Nationwide Arena

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BLOG: Ohio Valley Region Brings Four Consecutive Weekends of Volleyball Action to Columbus

May 16

By Steve Wartenberg | You don’t have to be the daughter of a former Big Ten and NFL quarterback to excel at volleyball, but it seems to help.

Led by Emma Tupa and Ella Grbac, the Cleveland Volleyball Machine advanced to the finals of the 16-year-old National Division at the 2016 Kaepa Girls’ Volleyball Championships on Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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BLOG: Lacrosse Comes to the Forefront in Columbus

May 03

Lacrosse is arguably the fastest sport on two legs and will come to the forefront in Columbus this month as the city continues to make strides in becoming the “Lacrosse Capital of Ohio.”

Two events in May will advance the conversation as Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) Ohio Machine will open its season at home on May 8 and will hold games closer to downtown Columbus in an effort to engage fans across the city. On May 22, The Ohio State University (OSU) will be first-time hosts to the Quarterfinal Rounds of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship at Ohio Stadium.

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BLOG: U.S. Figure Skating Brings Governing Council to Columbus

May 02

By Steve Wartenberg | Columbus is Sam Auxier’s kind of skating town.

“I love this city,” said Auxier, President of U.S. Figure Skating. He was in town, through Sunday, for the organization’s Governing Council Meeting, which was held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

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BLOG: NIRSA Basketball Brings National Championships to RPAC

Apr 25

By Steve Wartenberg | Add another team to Ohio State’s growing list of national champions.

The OSU Ballstars Gray won the NIRSA men’s club national championship on Sunday, topping James Madison University 64-51.

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host NIRSA Basketball Championships

Apr 21

Top Intercollegiate Intramural and Club Basketball Teams from Across the Country

Will Compete at Ohio State’s Recreation and Physical Activity Center

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BLOG: USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships Bring Olympians, Star Power to Columbus

Apr 21

By Steve Wartenberg | David Babner’s eyes always light up and he gets excited whenever he talks about the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon.

But this year, his enthusiasm is off the charts.

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BLOG: Ohio State Impresses at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships

Apr 18

By Steve Wartenberg | The entire course of a gymnastics meet can change dramatically in about the time it takes to read this sentence.

At the NCAA Men’s Gymnastic Championships at St. John Arena on Saturday night, the Buckeyes were determined to upset defending champion Oklahoma and win their first team title since 2001. It was a long shot, but they had just won the Big 10 championship the week before, with sophomore Sean Melton winning the all-around title in a dazzling performance.

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