By Steve Wartenberg | If you listen closely, there’s plenty to hear at a hockey game. Or practice.
There’s the distinctive “scraping, swooshing” sound a pair of skates make as a player pivots and rushes up ice; the sharp “clack” of a wooden stick slapping a vulcanized rubber puck; and the soft “pffft” the puck makes when it comes to an abrupt stop inside a goalie’s glove.
Release: Columbus to Host Two USA Diving National Championships at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Within Next YearSep 07
Ohio State to Host 2016 Winter National Championships December 15-21 and 2017 AT&T National Championships July 30-August 13
Columbus (September 7, 2016) – Ohio State Diving and Student Life’s department of Recreational Sports will host two national championships with USA Diving over the next year. USA Diving announced in Indianapolis that The Ohio State University will host the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships December 15-21 and the 2017 AT&T USA Diving National Championships July 30-August 13 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Release: Columbus to Host First Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys & Girls Lacrosse State Championships in 2017Aug 30
Newly sanctioned sport to hold first OHSAA state championships June 3 at Ohio Wesleyan University
COLUMBUS (August 30, 2016) – The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is proud to partner with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and Ohio Wesleyan University to host the first girl’s and boy’s lacrosse championship for the spring of 2017. In June 2015, the OHSAA Board of Directors voted to adopt girls and boys lacrosse as sanctioned sports beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Lacrosse, which previously was coordinated by its coaches associations, will remain as a spring sport in Ohio.
By Steve Wartenberg | The Columbus Blue Jackets have a big thank-you gift for their loyal fans: The world’s greatest hockey players are coming to town. And you have three chances to see them, including a match-up between Team USA and Team Canada.
By Steve Wartenberg | The U.S. Senior Open was a reunion for several former Ohio State stars that almost ended with one of these Buckeyes being crowned homecoming king.
But in the end, Gene Sauers, who overcome a rare and often-deadly disease, won the rain-delayed 37th U.S. Senior Open at the historic Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington in dramatic fashion.
Release: Columbus Bids on 47 NCAA Championship Events for 2018-2019 Through 2021-2022 Academic YearsAug 15
Greater Columbus Sports Commission Partners with Five NCAA Institutions
to Submit Bids to Host Championship Events Over Multiple Years
Release: “The Volleyball Capital of the Midwest” to Host 2016 NCAA Division I Volleyball ChampionshipAug 15
Nationwide Arena to Host Top-15 Matchup of #15 Ohio State Women’s vs. #13 BYU at September 3
Tickets Now Available for One of NCAA’s Marquee Championships December 15-17
The theme of the 2016 Morning Sports Report of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission was: There’s never an offseason in Columbus sports.
If anything, this may have been an understatement, and could be amended to: There’s never even an off day in Columbus sports.
By Steve Wartenberg | Two hours before Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain took to the temporary, real-grass field at Ohio Stadium on Wednesday evening, about 500 people formed a four-deep wall around the nearby Blackwell Inn.
The excitement – and the well-behaved, selfie-taking, Real Madrid and PSG T-Shirt-wearing-crowd – was building quickly, and had an international flavor.
By Steve Wartenberg | As he walked through the halls of the Scioto Country Club recently, on his way to a press event for the upcoming U.S. Senior Open, defending champion Jeff Maggert got some goosebumps.
“To see all that history is amazing,” Maggert said. “The fact is, this is where Jack walked the fairways when he was 12 and 13 and 14 and Bobby Jones played here and won … and that gives me the motivation to come back here and put my name up there with some of the great champions.”