Make your debut on Blue Jackets Fan Cam

FOX Sports Ohio has teamed up with Budweiser for another season of Blue Jackets Fan Cams.
Throughout the Columbus Blue Jackets season, FOX Sports Ohio and Budweiser will be hosting pregame events at various hots spots downtown Columbus. Jackets fans will have the chance to answer trivia questions and be on TV. The Fan Cam segments will run following each Blue Jackets game, during the postgame edition of Blue Jackets Live. Fans will also have the chance to play fun games and win cool prizes at every event.

We invite all Blue Jackets fans to come out and participate. The pregame events run 6-7 pm. The first event at Boston's was prior to the Jackets preseason game against the Capitals on Sept. 21. Get ready for Fan Cam on Opening Night on Friday, October 7 at R Bar.
See below for the complete Fan Cam schedule:

Network to air 10 Monsters games

FOX Sports Ohio announced today its 2011-12 telecast schedule of the Lake Erie Monsters. The network will televise the Monsters’ productions of ten games beginning Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm when the Monsters host the Toronto Marlies at Quicken Loans Arena.

A complete schedule of the Monsters on FOX Sports Ohio is below.

Calling the games will be the new “Voice of the Monsters,” Doug Plagens, who begins his first season with the team in 2011-12. Plagens comes to Cleveland from Youngstown, where he served as a television sports anchor and reporter at the local CBS, FOX and ABC affiliates. He was previously the radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars). While there he was named the 2010 ECHL Broadcaster of the Year. Plagens received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and his master’s from Syracuse University.

Plagens will be joined by Cleveland hockey legend Jock Callander, who will provide color commentary. Veteran Cleveland sports broadcaster Kenny Roda will return for his fifth season as rinkside reporter and intermission host on all telecasts in 2011-12.

Day Date Time Opponent

Fri 10/28/2011 7:30 PM vs. Toronto

Fri 11/11/2011 7:30 PM vs. San Antonio

Fri 12/16/2011 7:30 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Thu 1/26/2012 7:00 PM vs. Toronto

Sat 1/28/2012 1:30 PM vs. Hamilton

Thu 2/23/2012 7:00 PM vs. Hershey

Sun 3/4/2012 3:00 PM vs. Charlotte

Thu 3/22/2012 7:00 PM vs. Chicago

Sat 3/24/2012 7:30 PM vs. Toronto

Sat 4/14/2012 7:30 PM vs. Rochester

*schedule subject to change

Blue Jackets 30 Prizes in 30 Days

The Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio want to give Facebook followers the chance to win one of 30 amazing daily prizes with "30 prizes in 30 days". Win Blue Jackets season tickets, trips, exclusive experiences, meet Blue Jackets players and more!
Everyday, starting September 7 one lucky Jackets fan will be selected to win that day’s prize. Prizes include game tickets in awesome seats or suites, shopping sprees, meet & greets and lunches with players, autographed merchandies and more!

Enter HERE!

For a calendar of prizes click here.
For a list of winners and prizes click here.

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
  • Sweepstakes Starts September 05, 2011 @ 09:30 pm (EDT)  
  • Sweepstakes Ends October 06, 2011 @ 07:00 pm (EDT)
Need more Details? Read the Official Rules

OSU Buckeye Football: Pregame Program - In-Game Chat

Game Time with Luke Fickell is a weekly 60-minute show with Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coach Luke Fickell shot LIVE from Ohio Stadium on the Ohio State University campus. It will air on FOX Sports Ohio every Saturday from 11am – 12 Noon beginning Saturday, September 3.

This program will give viewers an inside look at the university’s football program, game strategy, and key game match-ups prior to each Ohio State Football game. Game Time with Luke Fickell will run for 13 weeks, through Saturday, December 3rd (no show on 10/22 due to bye week).

When the OSU football programs are not on FOX Sports Ohio, Buckeye fans can get the latest news and stats, vote on polls and watch videos on Currently, the website has been following the Buckeyes through training camp, with reports and video coverage as well as weekly features by Jeff Seemann and Zac Jackson. Seemann will host live online chats for every Ohio State football game this season. Jackson will continue to cover Ohio State football via his Jackson’s 5 blog as well as feature articles.

The Votes are in for Jackets Showcase Games!

Last month, FOX Sports Ohio gathered a list of nine of the best games in Blue Jackets history. Among them were the highest-scoring game in club history, the Jackets’ most lopsided win, the game that clinched their first playoff appearance, and a last-minute win secured when Rick Nash scored “the Goal”.

For several weeks, fans voted for their favorite game on The votes have been tallied and FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce the top four Blue Jackets Showcase Games that will be replayed on the network this month!
4th: March 9, 2001 – 7-6 Overtime win at Florida

The highest scoring game in club history saw the Jackets overcome 2-0 and 4-2 deficits, take a 5-4 lead and fall behind 6-5 before tying the game at 14:46 of the third and winning it 43 seconds into overtime. Deron Quint led Columbus with 3-1-4, recording the first hat trick by a CBJ defenseman.
3rd: March 12, 2009 – 4-3 Shootout win vs. Pittsburgh

Steve Mason stops Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the shootout.
2nd: January 17, 2008 – 4-3 win at Phoenix
Rick Nash scores “The Goal” in a 4-3 win.
1st: April 8, 2009 – 4-3 Shootout win at Chicago
Needing one point to clinch the first playoff appearance in franchise history, Columbus overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to earn that point when Rick Nash scored at 14:30 of the third period to force overtime before 21,536 fans at United Center. Fedor Tyutin added the game-winner in the shootout.
Schedule on FOX Sports Ohio:
Monday, Sept. 5 @6pm: Game 4 March 9, 2001 – 7-6 Overtime win at Florida
Sunday, Sept. 18 @5pm: Game 3 March 12, 2009 – 4-3 Shootout win vs. Pittsburgh
Wednesday, Sept. 21 @7pm - Game 2 January 17, 2008 – 4-3 win at Phoenix
Wednesday, Sept. 28 @7pm - Game 1 April 8, 2009 – 4-3 Shootout win at Chicago 

FOX Sports Ohio further prepares for the start of the Jackets’ season with other Countdown to Face Off programming. Click HERE for more details!

FSOhio Enters TV Deal with Xavier University

FOX Sports Ohio and Xavier University have entered into a three-year television rights agreement for XU men’s basketball. It was announced today by Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio, and Mike Bobinski, Xavier University Associate Vice President and Athletic Director. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

FOX Sports Ohio will produce and televise a minimum of eight men’s basketball games each season. Stay tuned for more information on HD coverage.

"Our partnership with FOX Sports Ohio has become an important part of our success as an elite college basketball program," said Bobinski. "FS Ohio allows our overall television coverage to be amongst the finest of any major program in the country. Our presence on FOXSports Ohio gives us an unsurpassed ability to connect with our fans and alumni."
“Xavier University has been an important and long-time partner, and we're very pleased to extend our relationship with this new agreement,” stated Ford. “Xavier's priorities are our priorities, and we look forward to working closely with Mike and his team to deliver the absolute best television experience for viewers, fans and alumni.”
Key an eye on for an announcement regarding FOX Sports Ohio's schedule of Xavier games.