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.

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The Akron Baseball team announced it would be shutting down the program, leaving dozens of student athletes without a team.

The Gay Softball World Series was held all this week in Columbus, the true cost of attendance for college athletes is on the rise, a sexual assault flew under the radar in Waco, Texas, and tennis is on the spotlight in Southern Ohio at the Western Southern Open.

Ohio State football is ready to kick off the 2015 season and defend its national title, the Browns have started preseason games, golf is struggling to fill courses and minor league teams' unique marketing strategies.

The Cleveland Browns are preparing for the 2015 season with a scrimmage in Ohio Stadium. We'll also talk about the 2016 U.S. Senior Open and some changes to the college football landscape.

This week on After The Score, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley talk about four Buckeyes that have been suspended for a violation of team rules, Big Ten Media Days and the Cincinnati Reds making moves at the deadline.

With the Ohio State quarterback battle about to heat up, Braxton Miller has decided to bow out of the race and focus on the H-Back position. We'll also take a look at technology in sports and the move Bill Simmons is making.

On the show this week, After The Score looks at concussion prevention in high school sports, apparel deals in college sports and a look at the Columbus Crew SC.

Braxton Miller Is Back

Jul 10, 2015
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On this week's episode of After the Score, host Steve Brown talks about Braxton Miller's decision to return to the Buckeyes, the upcoming MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, and ultra-marathoning.

The Blue Jackets are making big off-season moves in the early days of free-agency. The first is to acquire a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have the chance to make a splash in the NHL with a big move in the NHL draft. Could they trade to move up the board? Will these picks be future stars in the league? 

The Cleveland Cavaliers just ended their season with a Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but what lies ahead could be just as interesting.

The Cleveland Cavaliers stumbled in Game 4 and the series is tied at 2 games a piece as the NBA Finals head back to Golden State.

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Every year, the golf world turns its attention to Dublin, Ohio, for the playing of the Memorial Tournament. This year is the 40th year of the Memorial playing. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have punched their ticket to the NBA Finals, and LeBron James has some unfinished business in Cleveland. WOSU's After The Score talks to Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

Nick Foligno
Columbus Blue Jackets

After three years, the Columbus Blue Jackets finally have a captain. On Wednesday, the club named Nick Foligno as its new captain, the first since its previous captain Rick Nash was traded to the New York Rangers following the 2011-12 season.

Cleveland Cavs players Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith
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Lebron James struggled and the injuries continued to pile up for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but somehow they banded together to eliminate the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night and advance to the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

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The Cavaliers dropped Game 1 to Chicago earlier in the week, but after a convincing victory in Game 2, things seem to be back on track. What changed between Game 1 and Game 2?

The Cleveland Cavaliers move on, but if they want to win a championship, they’ll have to do it without one of their best players.

Cleveland Cavaliers home court prior to a game
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The Cavaliers make a great start to the playoffs, an OSU student makes the track team thanks to a halftime competition, and Columbus Crew SC start a new season. 

The Blue Jackets are watching the playoffs from home, but fans are still optimistic about next season.

This week on After The Score the guys talk about the Cincinnati Reds, an exhibit on Rare Baseball Films and Ohio State spring practice.

Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley talk about Ohio State basketball s season, March Madness, a point-shaving scandal in Toledo and the Cleveland Indians.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are past their first round opponent of VCU, but Arizona waits in the wings. The Buckeye Wrestling team is making a push at a National Championship. And a table-tennis club near the university district is the oldest hidden gem in Columbus

The Ohio State football team hits the practice field while the Buckeye basketball team prepares for the heart of tournament season.

Some of the world’s strongest men were once in Columbus over the weekend for the annual Arnold Sports Festival. Thomas and Steve talk to the editor in chief at Fit Columbus.

Should freshmen be eligible to play collegiate sports? Is there reasoning behind proposing this rule to NCAA member schools? We’ll also talk with the head coach of the OSU women’s basketball team, Kevin McGuff.

John Havlicek is being inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley talk to Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe about Havlicek’s career as a Buckeye and as a Boston Celtic.

A quarter century ago James Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson. Steve Brown chats with Tim May about that fight, 25 years ago in Tokyo. Thomas Bradley catches up with Grant Miller about OSU hockey. Should Pete Rose be allowed in the Hall of Fame?

Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley talk about the state of the Cleveland Browns. Patrick Maks from Eleven Warriors joins Thomas in studio to talk OSU recruiting and OSU basketball.

While the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl 49, Marshawn Lynch is just here so he doesn’t get fined.