GREATER COLUMBUS SPORTS COMMISSION BLOG

Columbus Becomes a Basketball Hotbed This Month

Columbus Has No Offseason is an ongoing blog series from the Sports Commission, showcasing Columbus’ role as a top sports destination, from our hometown teams to the premier sports events we bring to the city. As we learned last year when the community rallied to host a landmark NCAA Women’s…

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More Madness: The Best NCAA Tournament Moments in Columbus

The roar of the crowd after the improbable buzzer-beating shot. The emotional post-game embrace between coaches and seniors. The relief on the faces of fans and players alike as teams survive and advance . Isn’t it easy to get nostalgic about March Madness? With the college basketball season…

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Women’s Final Four Named Sports Event of the Year

We all knew it to be true, but now it’s official. The 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus has been named SportsTravel magazine’s Sports Event of the Year, beating out sports event giants the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. When it comes to measuring the success of the marquee event, the…

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Continuing to Count the Impact of NCAA Women’s Final Four

It’s hard to believe the NCAA Women’s Final Four was held in Columbus 152 days ago (as of this post) but we continue to count the many ways it impacted our community. And although 152 days seems like a lifetime ago, for many it was just the beginning. The Women’s Final Four demonstrated the…

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Columbus Basketball Legends Are Ready to Play Again

Senior Night. It’s an event every sports fan has either seen or been through. One last chance to walk down a tunnel One last chance to hug your loved ones for all their work, sacrifice and support One last chance to put on a uniform with teammates who have turned into family What if Senior Night…

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Columbus Proves to be the Perfect NCAA Women's Final Four Host

Exciting games in front of sellout crowds, hundreds of knowledgeable volunteers, well-attended community events and record media coverage highlighted the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus. Some of the best games in NCAA Basketball history were played at Nationwide Arena on March 30 and…

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A Very Merry Women’s Final Four Wish List

We’re making a list and checking it twice because it’s officially 100 days until the NCAA Women’s Final Four tips off in Columbus! As you prepare to celebrate the holiday season, we’re giving you inspiration for those last-minute stocking stuffers. -- Give the Gift of Basketball There’s no better…

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20 Years of #sportsincbus

This year marks the 15 th anniversary of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission (Sports Commission) but it’s not the only milestone we are recognizing in 2017! Linda Shetina Logan, executive director and our fearless leader, is celebrating her 20 th (!) anniversary with Experience Columbus and the…

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2018 Women’s Final Four Will Be An Event to Remember

I have been fortunate to have had operational and organizational responsibilities for 11 Women’s Final Fours and one Men’s Final Four. I have seen the Women’s Final Four grow from a weekend featuring three games to an event that absolutely captivates an entire community for a week long celebration…

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Five Reasons to Get Excited for Spring Sports in Columbus

The weather has finally broke, and we’re past the days of cold and snow (hopefully)! What better way to enjoy Spring in Columbus by attending these upcoming sporting events: Columbus Blue Jackets in the Stanley Cup Playoffs How excited are we? For the third time in franchise history, the Columbus…

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