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Blog Archive for May 2011

Central Ohio Accomplishes Rare NCAA Championships Feat in Track & Field

May 26

While Ohio State has made headlines in Track & Field this year with celebrating Jesse Owens’ legacy on the 75th anniversary of his stellar performance in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany and the women’s team winning the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Champions for the first time in program history, Capital and Ohio Wesleyan Univerisity have accomplished another NCAA feat in track and field for Central Ohio.

This past March and this Memorial Day weekend, Capital and Ohio Wesleyan will have hosted the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, respectively.  It is rare for a city and region to host both championships in the same school year, especially without a special designation from the NCAA as a “Championship City.”  The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is pursuing this special designation with the NCAA to help gain more collegiate events in Central Ohio, especially with Ohio Dominican now established in Division II athletics.

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Take in “Lunch and a Game” with the Buckeyes on Wednesday

May 24

Your Ohio State Buckeyes open the 2011 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Wednesday, May 25 against Minnesota at 12:05 p.m at Huntington Park.  Come support the team and have a great time in an award-winning ballpark as a way to spend your lunch and entertain clients.

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Ohio State Track & Field Teams Make Huge Strides after Honoring Jesse Owens Legacy

May 16

In what has to be a special year for the Ohio State Track & Field program with the university celebrating Jesse Owens’ legacy on the 75th anniversary of his stellar performance in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, the men’s and women’s teams both made huge strides at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships this past weekend.

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Crew Stadium Welcomes International Women’s Soccer Friendly – USA vs. Japan THIS SATURDAY

May 11

On Saturday, Crew Stadium will play host to a U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team match vs. Japan. It will be the first of two games the U.S. Women’s National team will play against Japan in May, as both teams prepare for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the second scheduled for May 18 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.  More details are below along with ticket information and a video link. 

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Ohio State and Columbus Rugby Teams to Compete in The Larrimer Cup, an Olympic Style Rugby Tournament

May 09

The Ohio Rugby Sevens Invitational Rugby Tournament is May 28th at Mechanicsburg High School Field.  Admission is free with the event starting at 9AM with a new game every 20 minutes until the two championship games at 4 PM.

This one day tournament will feature eight teams competing in Olympic style rugby sevens.  Four of the nation’s top collegiate programs from Ohio State University, Notre Dame, Penn State and the University of Michigan will compete for the College Cup while teams from Columbus, Louisville, Kalamazoo and Cincinnati will compete for the Men’s Division Cup. 

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8th Annual Cap City Half Marathon This Weekend Special for Columbus

May 04

The 8th Annual Capital City Half Marathon is a signature event in the Columbus sports community and is going to be special for the city this week.  This year, the sold out event has added more than 10 elements to celebrate participants and was presented with a Resolution of Expression by Columbus City Council. Race Week kicks off at The Health & Fitness Expo Party open to the public and open from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 5th and 10am to 8pm on Friday, May 6th.

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Baseball Coaches Against Multiple Myeloma at Berliner Park

May 03

Batter up for the cure! 132 youth baseball teams will compete in the 2nd annual Coaches Against Multiple Myeloma baseball tournament held at Berliner Park, May 6-8. Great baseball, a silent auction and fun for the kids! Help achieve the goal of raising over $30,000 this year!

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Columbus Clippers and Crew Off To A Strong Spring

May 02

The 2010 Triple-A National Champion Columbus Clippers are in the midst of an 11-game winning streak in 2011 with Sunday’s 9-3 win over Charlotte. The Clippers used a six run sixth inning to carry them and are now 7-2 at Huntington Park. The Clippers won their eleventh game in a row, and look to extend it to twelve at 7:15 p.m. today. Columbus owns the best record in the league right now and are in first place with a three game lead in the International West division.

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