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Blog Archive for February 2016

BLOG: Division III Semifinals at Capital University Begins NCAA Women’s Basketball Run in Central Ohio

Feb 29

By Steve Wartenberg | There’s a lot of history in the office of Capital University’s Dixie Jeffers, including the basketballs from her 500th and 600th career wins and the championship rings from the two NCAA Division III Women’s National Championships the Crusaders have won.

And now, Dixie and Capital are about to add more history, as they prepare to host the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Semifinals on March 19.

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BLOG: Barbasol PBA Players Championship Provides Action-Packed Week of Bowling in Columbus

Feb 22

By Steve Wartenberg | Just about the only one watching at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl and on ESPN who didn’t know what was coming next was Graham Fach.

The Canadian had just rolled a 279 to top Ryan Ciminelli (244) and win the PBA Players Championship, was being interviewed, posing for photos, hugging family members and…

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BLOG: The Women’s Sports Report Highlights Olympic Stars and Homegrown Talent

Feb 18

By Steve Wartenberg | When Katie Smith was growing up in Logan, Ohio there were no youth basketball leagues for girls.

“I had to play on a boy’s fifth-grade team,” said Smith, 41, who went on to star at Ohio State and in the WNBA and win three Olympic gold medals with the U.S. Women’s basketball team.

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BLOG: ‘Race’ Premiere a Family Affair at Ohio State

Feb 16

By Steve Wartenberg | In the middle of his hectic day at Ohio State University, Stephan James – the star of Race – made a pilgrimage to see the Jesse Owens statue on campus.

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RELEASE: Professional Rugby Organization Franchise Awarded to Ohio

Feb 09

Team Joins San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento Franchises

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RELEASE: Columbus to Host Barbasol Professional Bowlers Association Players Championship Celebrity Pro-Am

Feb 08

Local Celebrities and Members of Local Media Invited to Attend on Monday, February 15

COLUMBUS (Feb. 5, 2016)- Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl will host the 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship, a Professional Bowlers Association major tournament, from February 15-21. The championship will conclude with live ESPN television coverage on Sunday, February 21 at 1 p.m.

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RELEASE: Ohio High School Football Coaches Association to Host Annual Clinic in Columbus February 4-7

Feb 02

Guest Speakers to Include Division I Football Head Coach Mark Dantonio, NFL Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees Among Others

COLUMBUS (Feb. 2, 2016)– The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association (OHSFCA) will hold their annual football clinic in Columbus at the Hilton Columbus at Easton beginning on Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 7. The clinic will bring in over 2,250 high school and college coaches with 59 companies from 17 states hosting exhibit space.

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BLOG: Ohio Valley Qualifier Kicks Off Big Volleyball Year for Columbus

Feb 01

By Steve Wartenberg | You can’t always judge a volleyball player – or team – by their appearance.

“All the other teams are so much bigger than us,” said Molly Coughlan of her Northern Kentucky Volleyball Club. “And during our warmups (before a match) we are…”

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