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Columbus to Host 2024 USA Volleyball Open National Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2022) – USA Volleyball has selected Columbus, Ohio, to host its 2024 Open National Championship on May 24-29 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. USA Volleyball will hold its annual meetings in Columbus ahead of the 2024 tournament and celebrate volleyball…

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Sporty Things to Do in Columbus

Labor Day in Columbus, Ohio is always a great time. Who doesn't love a long weekend of summer sun before the clock turns to fall and foliage? This year is especially exciting in Ohio's capital city, as Airbnb listed Columbus as one of the top trending cities for Labor Day Weekend. We have a hunch…

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Things to Do on Ohio State's Campus

A lot of people are headed to Columbus for Labor Day Weekend. Just ask the folks at Airbnb who listed Columbus as the top trending location for Labor Day 2022. We have a hunch the Notre Dame vs. Ohio State football game has something to do with it. If you're in Columbus for the game, here are a few…

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Dawn Stewart Hired As Director of Strategic Partnerships

COLUMBUS, OH (August 24, 2022) – The Greater Columbus Sports Commission today named Dawn Stewart its Strategic Partnership Director. Stewart comes to the Greater Columbus Sports Commission with 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics as a sports administrator at various NCAA levels. Most…

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A Brief History of Women’s Basketball in Columbus, Ohio

Women’s basketball is growing fast. The WNBA, America’s top professional league, saw its TV ratings rise 19% in 2022 year over year. The league is celebrating their most viewed season in the 14 years on ESPN. On the college side, the NCAA rebranded the women’s tournament to match the men’s, changing…

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Happy Anniversary, Linda Logan!

Linda Logan celebrates her 25th anniversary with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission & Experience Columbus this year. Linda has helped bring nearly 600 new sporting events to Columbus since 2002, including the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, 2016 & 2021 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship and…

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Leading Women: Nan Carney-DeBord and Dawn Stewart

For 50 years, Title IX has allowed women an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams. It has also allowed women to dig into their passion for sports and create careers out of it. Nan Carney-DeBord, Director of Athletics at Denison University, and Dawn Stewart, Vice President of Student Affairs…

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Chaos Continuing Forward Progress for Women's Football

Women’s tackle football isn’t new to Columbus. When the Columbus Chaos joined the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) in the spring of 2022, they followed a group of “pacesetters” before them. Now, they’re writing their own chapter in the deep-rooted history of Columbus sports. The history of women’s…

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