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RELEASE: Columbus to Host Nation’s Best Divers at USA Diving Winter National Championships at Ohio State December 15-21

Nov 30

Six members of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, several divers with Columbus ties among those planning to compete

COLUMBUS (November 30, 2016) – More than 125 of the nation’s top divers, including six Olympians and several divers with ties to Columbus are among more than 125 divers registered to compete at the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships, set for December 15-21 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the Ohio State University campus.

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BLOG: NCAA Volleyball Bracket Features Strong Competition for Buckeyes

Nov 30

By Steve Wartenberg | Before the current season began, something suddenly clicked in the mind of Geoff Carlston, coach of The Ohio State University women’s volleyball team: The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship was coming to Columbus and Nationwide Arena on December 15 and 17.

“I didn’t really get it until seven or eight months ago, when I started thinking, ‘wow, this is going to be a pretty big deal,’” said the Buckeyes coach, adding “we really wanted to give ourselves an opportunity to be in that final four.”

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Release: 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Bracket Announced Sunday

Nov 29

Nationwide Arena to Host Top Four Teams as Columbus Looks to Set All-Time Attendance Mark

COLUMBUS (November 28, 2016) – The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball committee announced Sunday on ESPNU the 64-team field that will compete in the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship hosted in Columbus at Nationwide Arena on December 15 and 17.

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Release: Columbus to Host 2016 Ohio High School Football Championships This Weekend at Ohio Stadium

Nov 28

Schedule Announced and Single-Game Tickets for 2016 State Finals Now On-Sale

COLUMBUS (November 28, 2016) The Ohio High School Athletic Association, in partnership with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, announced the schedule for the state football championship games December 1, 2 and 3 at Ohio Stadium.

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RELEASE: Five Central Ohio Teams to Compete in Ohio High School Football Semifinals This Weekend

Nov 22

Schedule Announced and Single-Game Tickets for 2016 State Finals Now On-Sale

COLUMBUS (November 22, 2016) –The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday the schedule for the football state championship games December 1, 2 and 3 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Five Central Ohio teams remain in contention to play for a championship in The ‘Shoe next weekend with semifinal matchups this weekend including: Division I – Powell Olentangy Liberty and Pickerington Central, Division III – Columbus St. Francis DeSales, Division IV – Columbus Bishop Hartley and Division VII – Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory.

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BLOG: Where in Columbus is the NCAA Volleyball Trophy?

Nov 17

November 17, 2016 | It’s double duty for this week’s Trophy Tour post! Not only is Trophy sharing the good news about the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December, but  the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is hosting its third consecutive State Football Championship at the Shoe in the same month. So who better for Trophy to visit than former Buckeye A.J. Hawk?

Trophy spent some one-on-one time with A.J. and learned a little more about him. A.J. grew up in Centerville, Ohio and attended Centerville High School, where he was a two-time OHSAA All-State Player.

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Dear Columbus, by Linda Shetina Logan

Nov 16

Dear Columbus,

Tis the season.  It’s hard to believe how fast the year has flown by but the holidays are upon us and 2016 is coming to a close.

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BLOG: U.S. Soccer Returns to MAPFRE Stadium For Dos a Cero

Nov 11

By Steve Wartenberg | How do you describe an aura, the atmosphere and power of a sold-out, deafening stadium?

It’s hard to put into words.

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BLOG: Ohio Stadium Adds Excitement to OHSAA Football Championships

Nov 01

By Steve Wartenberg | The coach of the defending state football champion Bishop Hartley Hawks has some advice for any and all coaches whose teams advance to the state championship games on December 1 – 3 at Ohio Stadium.

“Bring binoculars,” joked Brad Burchfield, adding that if the Hawks reach the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Div. IV finals this year, the Hawks assistant coaches sitting way up in the press box atop the Shoe will be equipped with high-powered binoculars.

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BLOG: Olympians Thrill Crowd at Kellogg Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Oct 26

By Steve Wartenberg | They began arriving in droves well before the start of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions: A small army of giddy girls, some wearing gymnastics leotards, several so excited they couldn’t contain themselves and just had to do cartwheels and handstands outside Nationwide Arena while their moms snapped photos.

Can you blame them?

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