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The Ohio State University Athletics Department announced a proposal to upgrade and preserve Ohio Stadium.


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.

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A 16-year-old Ohio boy has died nearly three weeks after he was injured while trying to dunk a basketball during a pickup game.

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Every March my sports-enthused friends and coworkers go bananas over basketball, and every March I wonder why they've lost their minds over a competition.

That was, until I sat down with WOSU sports reporter Thomas Bradley to make a composers bracket for the Classical 101 March Madness. Now I get it. When you take vastly different competitors whom you know and love, and throw them together to guess who will win, well, it kinda' reminds me of this.

"Who Is Estaban" Tells Story Of Troubled High School Great

Mar 11, 2016
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When ranking the best athletes ever from Columbus, you might think of names like Buster Douglas, Terry Glenn, or Michael Redd.

You probably don't think of Estaban Weaver. 

Crew Hope To Carry 2015 Momentum Into New Season

Mar 4, 2016
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The Columbus Crew open a new season this weekend. The soccer team finished the 2015 season in second place after losing to Portland in the Major League Soccer Final, and they'll have a quick chance at revenge.

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?

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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.

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Letters of commitment are coming in for the Ohio State football team on the first day high school seniors can officially commit to the school of their choice.

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. 

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Just about every year, at least Ohio State University football or basketball player leaves school early to turn professional. If those players want to return to school, OSU will pay their tuition. 

Browns Hire New Head Coach, Hue Jackson

Jan 15, 2016
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The Cleveland Browns think that they have their guy in the head-coaching role, and for once, it was not their last choice.

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Ohio State University has extended its current sponsorship contract with Nike by 15 years in a deal worth $252 million.

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

Football The Next Frontier For Analytics?

Jan 8, 2016

The Cleveland Browns drew both praise and criticism with the recent hiring of Paul Depodesta to help run the franchise. He's well-known in professional baseball for helping usher in the use of complicated stats known as analytics and was played by Jonah Hill in the film "Moneyball." So does Depodesta's move to the NFL mean football is the next frontier for sports analytics? For WOSU's sports show After the Score, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley spoke with ESPN senior analyst Brian Burke

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded center Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Seth Jones on Wednesday.

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The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer following a 3-13 season.

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When you think of the most powerful people in college sports, you might think of the leaders of sports networks, long-time coaches with multiple national championships, and even top athletes. You'd be partially right, but it turns out the most powerful person is Big Ten conference commissioner Jim Delany. That's according to new rankings from Forbes.

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.

Coach-Turned-Lawmaker Backs Bill To Prevent Cardiac Arrest In Athletes

Dec 9, 2015
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A former high school football coach turned state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to alert coaches to the signs of sudden cardiac arrest – the number one cause of death in student athletes. 

State Lawmakers Question Pay-To-Play Fees

Dec 8, 2015
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For years, school districts around Ohio have been charging fees on kids in sports, music and theater programs and other activities. But some state officials are now raising questions about whether “pay to play” fees are playing fair. 

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