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BLOG: Cleveland Cavaliers Bring Championship Spirit to Ohio State

Oct 19

By Steve Wartenberg | Who’s the second-most popular member of the world-champion Cleveland Cavaliers?

Kyrie? Kevin? J.R. ?

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BLOG: Second Jesse Owens Jog Doubles Attendance and Raises Awareness for Health and Wellness

Oct 17

By Steve Wartenberg | “Hi, I’m Ritta from BGR Columbus.”

This is what Larritta Johnson of the Columbus Chapter of Black Girls RUN! says whenever she meets another BGR member at a race.

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BLOG: U.S. Soccer Looks to Continue Dos A Cero Magic at MAPFRE Stadium

Sep 28

By Steve Wartenberg | This may be hard to believe now, but back in 1999 the idea of building the country’s first soccer-specific stadium in Columbus was “a revolutionary concept,” said Andy Loughnane, Columbus Crew SC President of Business Operations.

And now?

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Release: Tickets On-Sale for 2016 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Championships at Ohio Stadium

Sep 22

All-Session Tickets for 2016 State Finals Go On-Sale Friday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m.

 

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Release: MAPFRE Stadium to Host United States Men’s National Team 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Match Against Mexico on Friday, November 11

Sep 20

United States Men’s National Team to face Mexico to open CONCACAF Fifth Round qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, commonly known as the Hexagonal;

MAPFRE Stadium to host USMNT’s home Hexagonal match against Mexico for the fifth consecutive cycle

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BLOG: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Dominant in Win Over Thailand

Sep 16

By Steve Wartenberg | It was a night of firsts and lasts – and a barrage of goals – at MAPFRE Stadium, as the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) hosted Thailand on Thursday night in an international friendly.

This was the first time the two countries have faced off in a women’s soccer match, and Thailand may want to rethink a rematch after the U.S. won 9-0.

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BLOG: Team USA / Team Canada Rivalry Thrills Fans in Columbus

Sep 12

By Steve Wartenberg | How long does it take for the best U.S.-born hockey players to come together as Team USA?

16 minutes and 56 seconds.

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BLOG: Team USA Trains at Nationwide Arena for World Cup of Hockey

Sep 09

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.

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Release: Columbus to Host Two USA Diving National Championships at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Within Next Year

Sep 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.

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Release: Columbus to Host First Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys & Girls Lacrosse State Championships in 2017

Aug 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.

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