American Tribute on July 3

The Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians game on Sunday, July 3rd at 1pm will feature a special FOX Sports Ohio telecast in honor of the United States Military in celebration of the July 4th holiday.


The game will be on AFN (American Forces Network) which is broadcast overseas to troops stationed abroad.

Throughout the telecast, viewers will have the opportunity to send special messages to our troops. Fans can text messages to the troops to 37664, and the messages will be displayed throughout the game.

Military will also have the chance to send messages back via FOXSportsOhio.com: http://www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/troops  

Before the game at 12:30pm, Reds Live will feature a live interview with Chief Petty Officer Chad Wooten, representing The Folds of Honor, an organization that helps families of fallen and disabled soldiers with scholarships and other assistance.

The Morning Sports Report

FOX Sports Ohio was thrilled to be part of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission's "Morning Sports Report," presented by Marathon. The Morning Sports Report, held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Columbus, brings together and provides fans an inside look at Central Ohio’s teams and notable sports figures. Fans had the opportunity to be up close and personal with local sports celebrities in attendance, hear live sports interviews that could not be heard anywhere else and attend the Fan Fair.

Live Streaming Coverage of Cavs NBA Draft

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce that FOXSportsOhio.com will be streaming LIVE coverage of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Draft from the Cleveland Clinic Courts tomorrow, June 23rd at 7:30pm.

The stream will feature analysis from FOXSportsOhio.com writers and Cavs experts Sam Amico and Zac Jackson as well as glimpses of what’s happening in the war room.

Amico and Jackson will be available for a pre-draft online chat, tomorrow at 12 noon. The team at FOXSportsOhio.com has been covering the NBA Draft for the past several weeks, and you can read the latest on the draft at the Cavaliers page of FOXSportsOhio.com.


So log on to FOXSportsOhio.com tomorrow at 7:30pm for LIVE coverage and exclusive analysis!

It's Draft Week!

It's Draft Week and FOX Sports Ohio will be out at the team Draft Parties as the Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Cavaliers make their picks.


CAVS DRAFT PARTY - THURSDAY, JUNE 23
6PM at QUICKEN LOANS ARENA

Cavs fans are invited to a FREE party at The Q to watch as the excitement of the 2011 NBA Draft unfolds! The Cavaliers Official 2011 NBA Draft Party on Thursday tips off at 6pm for a night of fun and festivities with the Cavaliers Game Entertainment Team and draft night coverage with FOX Sports Ohio Cavs broadcasters Austin Carr and Campy Russell and play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod LIVE from the FOX Sports Ohio Stage at the Q.


Starting at 6:45pm and throughout the night, the insightful trio of Carr, Russell and McLeod will provide exclusive in-depth analysis on the 2011 Draft prospects. There will be live updates on Q Tube from Cleveland Clinic Courts where Cavs GM Chris Grant will be coordinating the draft. When ESPN goes live with the broadcast of the NBA Draft, all eyes will be on Q Tube to watch who will be the Cavs #1 and #4 overall picks of the first round. The Cavs also have the #32 and #54 overall picks, which are in the second round. The first pick is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Concession stands will be open with a variety of food and refreshment options, including $1 dogs and $1 sodas! Entertainment, interactive games and contests for the whole family will take place on The Q’s concourse and arena floor - AND all fans who come out to the Draft Party will receive a numbered “lottery ball” for the opportunity to win prizes!

For more information on the party and how to get FREE tickets, visit Cavs.com.

BLUE JACKETS DRAFT PARTY - FRIDAY, JUNE 24
6PM at NATIONWIDE ARENA

The Blue Jackets currently have the rights to seven picks, including one first-round selection (8th overall), at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, to be held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota this Friday. The  Jackets invite fans to Nationwide Arena for a host of activities surrounding live first-round coverage, and FOX Sports Ohio will be on hand to be part of the festivities. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The party starts at 6 p.m. on the floor of the arena with live Draft coverage set to begin at 7 p.m.

Blue Jackets Matt Calvert, Derek MacKenzie and 2010 first-round pick Ryan Johansen will be on hand  to sign autographs, while the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free T-shirt.

In conjunction with the VERSUS telecast shown on the video scoreboard, FOX Sports Ohio broadcaster Bill Davidges along with team broadcasters George Matthews, Bob McElligott alongside Blue Jackets Radio Network host Mark Wyant, will anchor the radio broadcast live on 1460 ESPN starting at 7 p.m. In addition, Jeff Rimer will contribute analysis and interviews direct from the Draft.

For more Draft Party details, visit http://www.bluejackets.com/.

Win a Cavs suite draft day experience!

The Cavs Official 2011 NBA Draft Party on Thursday, June 23rd tips off at 6pm for a night of fun and festivities!

YOU could WIN an exclusive courtside suite and meet & greet with Cavs Legends and broadcasters with the Cavs Suite Draft Day Experience, presented by FOX Sports Ohio.

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Through Tuesday, June 21, fans can text “PARTY” to ‘42287’ to enter to win.

Each daily winner and their guest will receive access to an exclusive courtside suite at The Q during the draft party. Winners will also receive the opportunity to meet Cavaliers Legends and FOX Sports Ohio broadcasters Austin Carr and Campy Russell along with play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod. Complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Click HERE for more details on the Cavs Draft Party!

Click HERE for more information on where and how to get your tickets.

With the Cavs holding the #1 and #4 picks, the anticipation will be high to see what decisions will be made to put the team in the best position for the future. The Cavs Draft Party is THE place to be to watch as the excitement of the 2011 NBA Draft unfolds!

The official rules for the Cavaliers Suite Draft Day Experience are located at www.cavs.com.

Join us for Freaky Fridays!

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to support Fountain Square's Freaky Fridays!

One Friday every month this summer, downtown Cincinnati's Fountaint Square is hosting crazy contests that let people do something they never thought they'd do, such as tossing fish to coworkers or seeing who can eat the most cheese coneys in three minutes.

FOX Sports Ohio's event team will be out each on Fountain Square each Freaky Friday to play games and pass out prizes.

Here is a schedule of events:

August 19: Water Balloon Toss

For more information, visit myfountainsquare.com. We hope to see you there!

FOX Supports Ohio Returns to the Trails

On Wednesday, June 8, the FOX SupPORTS OHIO Volunteer Committee returned to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to do a Trail Sweep of Boston Run Trail. Last summer, the team helped clean up this very same trail and we were happy to be able to return and help once again.


Although it was over 90 degrees that day, it didn't stop this group of workers! Along the 3.2 mile path, members of the team removed unwanted vegetation from the paths by cutting and chopping down branches and overgrown bushes and scattered them away from the trails.

Others in the group dug ditches for culverts (water passage ways) and maintained existing channels using rakes and hand tools.

Despite the heat and the mosquitos, this was a great event to help the environment and the committee hopes to continue to support the CVNP.

Tressel Resigns. FOX Sports Ohio Reacts.

When Ohio State's Jim Tressel announced his resignation on Memorial Day, the team at FOX Sports Ohio and FOXSportsOhio.com sprang into action to cover the story and become the “go-to” for all things Tressel.
The coverage resulted in a record breaking day:
  • Memorial Day was the largest single day in FOXSportsOhio.com history, with unique visitors surpassing the mark set just the previous month by 30%. 
  • Those users stayed longer on the site, read more articles, and looked at more photos than ever before: an increase of 82% from in page views from the previous single high mark set in April
  • FOXSportsOhio.com was kept at the center of the story with new analysis and features throughout the day, providing not only the initial news, but statements from the team, a timeline of Tressel's career, and analysis of the team's next steps
  • The web writers were featured on more than a dozen local and national radio and TV, including The Dan Patrick Show, The Jim Rome Show, ESPN College Football Live and more.
  • Coverage was integrated into Cincinnati Reds production “Web Minutes” segment and promoted with Gameflow and in-game broadcaster discussion.