After the Score

Fridays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 6am on 89.7 NPR News

After the Score takes an in-depth look at the sports landscape in Columbus and throughout Ohio without the rants. The show airs at 6:30pm Fridays and 6am Saturdays on 89.7 NPR News. It is also published each week in podcast. Listen through the WOSU Public Media Mobile app.

Theme music for After the Score was produced by DJ Fade, and used under the Creative Commons license.

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
Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz / Wikimedia Commons

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
Duke Athletics

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?

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.

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
Ohio State University

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.

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.

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.

Ohio State and Michigan football at Michigan Stadium
Michael Barera / Wikimedia Commons

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 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.

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?

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.

Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

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

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

Ohio State football has yet to wow the nation with their performances this season. Will a Homecoming Game against Maryland change that?

This week on After The Score, Steve and Thomas talk about Ohio State at Indiana, the hot start by the Bengals, a federal ruling about college athletics and playoff baseball.

Ohio State needed a defensive touchdown against Northern Illinois to seal the victory, but one Ohio State writer says there is no need to panic.

This week on the show, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley discuss the Ohio State Buckeyes, their performance against Hawai'i and their upcoming game against Northern Illinois.

Ohio State looked good in the opener against Virginia Tech, with the exception of a couple of minutes. But with the convincing victory in Blacksburg, Ohio State rolls on.

Ohio State is beginning its quest to repeat as national champions, and Thomas tries his hand at baseball from the 1860's.