The Columbus Sports Scene Blog

Blog Archive for April 2011

2011 Season Tryout for the Columbus Women’s Baseball League is Sunday, May 15

Apr 29

“Yes, we can play hardball” (columbuswbl.com). The Columbus Women’s Baseball League (CWBL)  provides opportunities  for women in Columbus and the central Ohio area to play and improve their baseball skills.  Tryout for the 2011 season is Sunday, May 15 starting at 10 am. at OSU Beekman Park. To learn more about the Columbus Women’s Baseball League visit www.columbuswbl.com. Play Ball!

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Join the GCSC for “A Day in the Loop” at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on May 12

Apr 25

If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to entertain corporate clients, business development, team build with your staff, bond with friends or just test your own racing skills, join the Greater Columbus Sports Commission for “A Day in the Loop,” a special half-day performance driving school, on Thursday, May 12th at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course an hour north of Columbus in Lexington, Ohio.

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Ferocity of Columbus Crew-Toronto FC Trillium Cup Rivalry Heightened for Saturday’s Soccer Match

Apr 22

Is it considered a rivalry if a team has not won in the series? The Columbus Crew say, “You bet it is!,” when it applies to their fiercest rival in MLS, Toronto FC.

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Support Olympic Wrestling in Ohio

Apr 22

The Ohio Regional Training Center cordially invites you to the Central Ohio Spring Fundraiser. The Ohio Regional Training Center has a goal of supporting 7 Olympic Hopefuls (one in each weight category) in the sport of wrestling at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Additionally, our organization provides world-class training opportunities for elite developmental athletes in the area, along with a very strong and consistent community service initiative. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that exists in Columbus, Ohio to fuel the Olympic Dream.

Come be a part of this annual event! Register online here.

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Top NCAA I-A, II, III and NAIA College Football Players Featured this Weekend in the Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl II

Apr 19

The best college football players within the state of Ohio will showcase their talents this Saturday, April 23rd in the 2011 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl II. The Senior Bowl features 90 of the top NCAA I-A, II, III and NAIA football players in the state. The game will be played at Columbus Crew Stadium with kick off slated for 5 p.m. Coach Lee Owens (Ashland University) will lead the North team and Coach Henry Standford(Capital University) will head-up the South team. 

Tickets can be purchased online through ticketmaster or at the Columbus Crew Ticket Box Office. All tickets are general admission. Pre-sale tickets are $10. Game-day tickets are $12. Children 2-years and under are free.

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2011 Conference Recap for the National Association of Sports Commissions

Apr 18

In 2010, Columbus had the distinct privilege of hosting the National Association of Sports Commission’s (NASC) Sports Event Symposium, the organization’s national conference.  This event annually brings together representatives from over 300 cities and organizers from specific sporting events.  This past week, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission team traveled to Greensboro, NC for the conference and here were some of our major takeaways:

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This Weekend in Columbus Sports – April 15-17

Apr 15

As spring comes into full bloom, weekends remain busy for Columbus’ sports community.  If you’re a soccer fan, gymnastics fan, swimming fan, wrestling fan, baseball or basketball fan, you’re in luck.  See what the weekend holds below!

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Columbus’ Victoria’s Secret’s PINK Making Huge Strides in Women’s Sports Apparel

Apr 06

Limited Brands Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is the parent company of Victoria’s Secret Pink. Pink has worked with Major League Baseball Properties to design a line of women’s sports apparel. For the 2011 season 23 teams will be made available to baseball fans. All 30 MLB Properties will be represented in 2012.  

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April Continues Strong Sports Scene in Columbus

Apr 04

April is another strong month for the Columbus sports community! In addition to the seasons getting underway for the Columbus Crew, Columbus Clippers and local college spring sports, the city will be hosting the following sporting events this month:

The Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball Regional & National Qualifying Tournaments will be hosted April 9-10th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Columbus Gears Up For Rugby Week

Apr 01

USA Rugby, Rugby Ohio and The Ohio State University Rugby team are teaming up for “Rugby Week” in Columbus Ohio, April 4th-9th, 2011.

After the announcement that both Men’s and Women’s Rugby had recently been added to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, USA Rugby came up with an initiative called “Rookie Rugby” to help the next generation of Olympic Rugby Athletes understand the sport of rugby at an earlier age. Rookie Rugby is a non-contact version of the sport and is being pushed in schools across America.

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