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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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?