After the Score

After the Score takes an in-depth look at the sports landscape in Columbus and throughout Ohio without the rants. Listen through the WOSU Public Media Mobile app.

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Fans celebrate a Columbus Blue Jackets win inside Nationwide Arena.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets start a new season Thursday night. The Jackets open the season at home inside Nationwide Arena against the Boston Bruins, and expectations are down following a 2015-2016 season that ended with the Jackets as one of the league's worst teams.

Ohio State Ready For Rutgers After Bye Week

Sep 30, 2016

After a bye week, the Ohio State Buckeyes are back in business. Ohio State took care of Oklahoma in a big matchup on the road. Now it's time for the Buckeyes to avoid a mishap against Rutgers on Homecoming.

Ohio State Prepares For Big Mathcup With Oklahoma

Sep 16, 2016

Ohio State is getting ready for its big matchup against Top 25 Oklahoma. A win on the road for the Buckeyes could equal big plans for the 2016 season.

Ohio State prepares for its second game this week against Tulsa.

Ohio State Football beings its 2016 campaign Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes take on Bowling Green in what should be an easy win for Ohio State. Thomas Bradley and Steve Brown break down the matchup, the season and the team with Eric Seger from

OSU Kicks Off Football Season Full Of Unknowns

Sep 2, 2016
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Ohio State has rolled through most of its Big Ten games in recent years, but has taken tough criticism for a weak non-conference schedule. 

That changes this year, as the Buckeyes head to Norman, Oklahoma in the season's third week to take on the University of Oklahoma, a team that made the four-team postseason playoff last year.

This week on After The Score, Steve and Thomas talk to Martin Jarmond about the process of scheduling Ohio State football games. The process is a lot more in-depth than one might think.


This week on After The Score, Thomas Bradley talks to a reporter with Columbus Business First about Cooper Stadium and the Smart City grant. How are the two related? How can they both help shape the future of transportation?

The Olympics Are Back, And So Is After The Score

Aug 12, 2016
: Olympic rings at Mane Garrincha stadium, Brasilia. 2016 Summer Olympics
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89.7 NPR News's weekly sports show After The Score is back after taking most of the summer off.

This week we talk with an Upper Arlington native competing at the Summer Olympic in Rio. We also look check in on Ohio State's football team as they start training camp and talk about an OSU world championship in powerlifting. Then we'll get an update on the first place Cleveland Indians. 

Upper Arlington Olympian Strives For Laziness On Few Days Off

Aug 10, 2016
Olympic diver Abby Johnston
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Upper Arlington native and Olympic diver Abby Johnston is aiming for gold in the Rio Olympics. When she’s not diving or studying medicine, she’s probably eating fast food and lounging with her fiancé.

Ohio State basketball has lost 80 percent of its 2015 recruiting class, what does the future look like for Thad Matta and the Buckeyes?

March Madness Starts Off Living Up To Its Name

Mar 18, 2016

Brackets are busted. Hopes are high. Cinderella's are born. This is March Madness. / USATSI

This week on After The Score the guys talk about the slim chance Ohio State basketball has at making the NCAA Tournament, and how the hopes may be all but over before they even get off the air.

After a 2nd place finish in the MLS last season, the Columbus Crew SC are looking for a little revenge to start their 2016 campaign.

It can costs kids and parents several hundred dollars to play a single sport in high school. Could there be big changes to the "pay-to-play" system in Ohio?

Focus Features Trailer

A new movie about OSU alumnus Jesse Owens debuts in theaters this weekend, so we get the whole story on the life of Jesse Owens.

Reds Lose An All Time Great In Bernie Stowe

Feb 12, 2016

You may be wondering at this point, "Who is Bernie Stowe?" Usually when we talk about sports, we talk about players, or coaches. Maybe even the front office. Not this time.

Ohio State has sold the name of a building before. Actually, several times before. But the naming rights to a job title? That seems a bit different.

Ohio State's Women's Basketball team has played one of the toughest schedules in the country and still hold a top 10 spot. Will the success continue to grow with the new year?

Fast-Paced Offense Leads OSU Women's Basketball Team Resurgence

Jan 21, 2016
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The Ohio State women's basketball team is having a great season. The Buckeyes are ranked seventh in the country ,, they just routed Big Ten power Purdue, and they take on rival Michigan Thursday night. For WOSU's sports show After the Score, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley spoke with head coach Kevin McGuff. 

Browns Hire New Head Coach, Hue Jackson

Jan 15, 2016

The Cleveland Browns think that they have their guy in the head-coaching role, and for once, it was not their last choice.

Ryan Johansen has been traded to the Predators after several months of uncertainty between Johansen and new head coach John Tortorella.

Ohio State Draws Notre Dame In Fiesta Bowl

Dec 11, 2015

The Ohio State football team will not repeat as National Champions in January 2016, but they do have an important date set with Notre Dame on New Years Day.

Is OSU Out Of The Playoff Hunt?

Nov 25, 2015
Ohio State and Michigan football at Michigan Stadium
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Ohio State's playoff hopes and shot at a Big Ten championship took a major hit last weekend. This week the Buckeyes move on to face Michigan to close out the regular season.

Ohio State Prepares For MSU Matchup

Nov 20, 2015

Ohio State is preparing for the biggest game of the season, so far. A matchup against No. 9 Michigan State. How will the Buckeyes do in their first test of the year? The guys discuss.

Barrett is back

J.T. Barrett served his one-game suspension, stemming from his OVI arrest on Halloween, and this weekend against Illinois, fans can expect Barrett running the Ohio State offense.

It's The Never-Ending QB Shuffle

Nov 6, 2015

This week on After The Score, Steve and Thomas discuss the never-ending quarterback shuffle at Ohio State. Why is Cardale Jones back in? When can OSU fans expect to see JT again? Will Braxton Miller be an option this week?

Blue Jackets Are Turning Things Around

Oct 30, 2015

With a new coach and a shiny pair of wins, the Columbus Blue Jackets are out of the basement and looking to right the ship for the rest of their season.

Ohio State Makes The Change At QB

Oct 23, 2015
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Despite being 10-0 as a starter, Cardale Jones has been moved to the backup position. JT Barrett will start on Saturday against Rutgers.

Black Uniforms Highlight Late-Night Matchup

Oct 16, 2015

With Ohio State debuting their new black uniforms, many fans are questioning why? The simple answer: recruiting and money.