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Columbus Earns Soccer Reputation During World Cup

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World Cup viewing parties have been popping up all over Columbus, which ranked second in total viewership in the U.S. during Sunday’s match against Portugal.
7:53AM
June 27, 2014

The avid soccer fans credit the city’s Major League Soccer team and a series of U.S. matches for building the local fan base.

2015 Nationwide Arena Budget Approved; Venue Barely In The Black

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9:52AM
June
11, 2014

The board that oversees Nationwide Arena has approved the facility’s 2015 budget. Recent media reports say the arena is struggling financially but the facility’s chief operating officer disagrees.

Epidemic Of Girls’ Knee Injuries Traced To Genetics And Training

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Even highly competitive female athletes are more prone to knee injuries than boys, both because of genes and physics. Sports training could reduce the risk of injury, but few programs offer it.
8:47AM
June
4, 2014

Girls are up to ten times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball. Some Ohio researchers say they’ve discovered that genetic differences help explain the disparity. But a lack of proper sports training is also partly to blame.

Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets
8:26AM
May 27, 2014

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars. With that case in mind, WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score asked Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine if the state has enough oversight of booster clubs.

OHSAA Reduces Competitive Advantage of Ohio Private Schools

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10:58AM
May
23, 2014

Ohio high school athletic director have approved changes that will look to reduce the advantage well-funded private school often have over the public school rivals.

Tressel Signs On At YSU, Gets $300K Annual Salary

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Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years and was a finalist for its presidency.
8:16AM
May 13, 2014

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has officially signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University.

Jim Tressel To Be Next President At Youngstown State

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8:43AM
May
9, 2014

The university confirms on its Web site that trustees voted early Friday to name the former Ohio State University football coach to be YSU’s next president.

A Look Back At Cooper Stadium

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The stadium was built in 1931 by the St. Louis Cardinals and was the home of the Columbus Clippers from 1977 to 2008.
7:45AM
May
9, 2014

As the long-time home of the Columbus Clippers is re-purposed into a racetrack and automotive center, WOSU’s Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley sat down with a veteran public radio reporter who spent decades watching the Clippers in the Franklinton park.

Blue Jackets Look Toward Next Season

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Derek Mackenzie is one of several unrestricted free agents who could leave or stay with the Blue Jackets.
7:29AM
May 2, 2014

With the Blue Jackets out of the playoffs, WOSU’s sports podcast looks at what could be in store for next season.

Beulah Park Shuts Down After 91 Years Of Horseracing

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In the winner's circle at Beulah Park
5:30AM
May
2, 2014

After 91 years of thoroughbred horseracing, Grove City’s Beulah Park shuts its gates.