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Blog Archive for March 2016

BLOG: MAPFRE Stadium Works Magic Again for USMNT

Mar 30

By Steve Wartenberg | Michael Bradley stood midpitch at MAPFRE stadium on Tuesday night, looking equal parts happy and relieved as he spoke to what remained of the red-white-and-blue wearing, chanting and singing crowd of 20,624.

“This stadium and these people have bailed us out on a lot of occasions,” said the captain of the U.S. Men’s National National Team (USMNT) minutes after a dominating 4-0 win over Guatemala. It was a game the team absolutely, positively had to win in order remain alive in the semifinal round of CONCACAF-CAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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BLOG: International Champions Cup, USA v Guatemala Matches Highlight Soccer in Columbus

Mar 23

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCH AT OHIO STADIUM ANNOUNCED

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RELEASE: Olympian to Compete at 2016 Spring Fling Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational

Mar 23

Integrity Rhythmics Gymnastics Hosts Largest U.S. Rhythmics Competition April 8-10

Columbus (March 23, 2016) – Integrity Rhythmics Gymnastics and the Boosters of Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Spring Fling Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational competition April 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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BLOG: Basketball Takes Over Columbus

Mar 21

By Steve Wartenberg | Had enough hoops?

No matter how much you love basketball, there’s a good chance there was enough end-to-end action on the campuses of Ohio State and Capital University to make you happy – especially if your team won.

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BLOG: March Madness in Columbus

Mar 16

NCAA DIII Women’s Basketball Semifinals

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BLOG: High School and College Basketball Rule March

Mar 14

By Steve Wartenberg | It was a few minutes before Columbus Africentric and Marion Pleasant took the court for the OHSAA Girls Div. III state basketball championship game at the Schottenstein Center – and there were plenty of butterflies and jangling nerves.

The players?

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BLOG: Navigating the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival

Mar 07

By Steve Wartenberg | There’s a new event at the world’s largest multi-sport fitness weekend and each and every one of the 185,000 people who attended the Arnold Sports Festival participated – whether they wanted to or not.

This new event is called Navigating the Arnold and it requires a wide range of skills and a love of adventure. For example, you need to know how to make your way through a throng of thousands of people, with your head on a swivel to catch a glimpse of the famous bodybuilders, wrestlers, powerlifters and gymnasts walking by. Quickness is a necessity, as you often need to duck and dart through small openings before the hole closes up – and shoot photos on your smart phone as you make your way from one venue to the next of the famous people you see.

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RELEASE: Shootout For Soldiers Returns to Central Ohio

Mar 01

Registration Now Open for 24-Hour Lacrosse Event Benefiting Wounded American Veterans

Returning to Thomas Worthington High School on July 16 and 17 

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