Before The Battle

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce Before the Battle, a new 30-minute special featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Columbus Blue Jackets throughout the NHL Draft.
The Jackets held the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft, and FOX Sports Ohio followed the Blue Jackets to Pittsburgh for the event. The undercurrent of change was the tenor of draft weekend, and in cooperation with the Blue Jackets, the network was there to document it all with unprecedented access.

As the Blue Jackets stood at the brink of a new era, cameras were in the scouting meetings and prospect interviews, and General Manager Scott Howson was mic'd up on the draft floor. Cameras followed Jackets top draft pick Ryan Murray the moment he stepped off the draft floor. From autographs to family pictures, with the occasional false mustache here and there, FOX Sports Ohio was there.

The incomparable access continued through free agency, as FOX Sports Ohio cameras were allowed in closed-door meetings where Howson and the hockey operations team discussed strategy. The show additionally features interviews with two of the Jackets’ newest players, Nick Foligno and Adrian Aucoin.

The program premieres Wednesday, August 1 at 10:30pm, or immediately following the conclusion of Reds Live postgame show. The show will also replay throughout the coming weeks, with the first replay on Thursday, August 2 at 6:30pm.

The show is also available on Here is part 1:

From the draft, to free agency, to the Rick Nash trade, FOX Sports Ohio takes you there. Before the Battle.

Ohio State Football is almost here!

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to feature Ohio State football this season with Game Time with Urban Meyer. Game Time with Urban Meyer is a weekly 60-minute show with Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coach Urban Meyer shot LIVE from Ohio Stadium on the Ohio State University campus. It will air every OSU Saturday game day from 9am – 10am beginning Saturday, September 1.

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 Urban Meyer will run for 13 weeks through Saturday, November 24th.

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 The website will be 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.

High School Football Returns

FOX Sports Ohio is excited for the return of High School Football Game of the Week and Prep Zone.

Once again, the network is bringing its Emmy award-winning live coverage of high school football between celebrated rival match-ups into homes this season with 7 exclusive games that will air LIVE Thursday evenings this fall.

High school football action on FOX Sports Ohio kicks off Thursday, August 23 at 7:30pm. Week one starts up in Northern Ohio when the Buchtel Griffins visit the Massillon Tigers. Week two takes viewers south as the Ryle Raiders host the Colerain Cardinals. Click HERE for a complete schedule of the network's High School Football Game of the Week.

For high school football fans beyond the network’s television reach, will simulcast the Thursday night games online. As part of’s Prep Zone package, the website will additionally stream online up to 10 live Saturday games. The first Prep Zone game will be on August 25th between St. Edward and Glenville Academic. The Saturday Prep Zone games are included in the complete schedule HERE.

UC Bearcats Football on FSOhio

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to provide fans supporting coverage of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team.

UC Football programming in 2012 includes:
  • Inside Bearcats Football Preview 2012
  • Saturday, October 6 UC v. Miami (OH) game LIVE at 7pm in HD
  • Twelve (12) Tape Delayed Football Games – Sundays at 11pm
  • Twelve (12) Weekly Episodes of Bearcats Sports Weekly with Butch Jones
A detailed schedule of programming is available HERE.



As part of FOX SupPORTS OHIO community outreach initiaitive, FOX Sports Ohio staffers and Girls, Hallie and Sara, recently teamed up for a volunteer event at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The group rolled up their sleeves and spent the morning spreading a dirt and stone mixture called “trail mix” over a portion of the Virginia Kendall Lake trail. This process helps to reinforce and preserve the trail for runners, walkers, and hikers.

Under the supervision of Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger Josh Bates and park volunteers, the FSO group moved trail mix in wheelbarrows, spread the mixture with rakes and shovels, and packed it down with tampers. While working, they learned a lot about Virginia Kendall Lake and the surrounding areas.

Trail maintenance projects such as these are essential for the park. Without constant maintenance (trimming branches, clearing culverts, and reinforcing trails), the park system would be difficult to use and trails may even become dangerous.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park depends on volunteers to preserve this precious local resource. There are many opportunities to volunteer - short and long-term opportunities, weekday and weekend opportunities, youth and corporate group opportunities, individual and family opportunities. To learn more about volunteering in CVNP and other ways to support your national park visit- or call 330-657-2299.

FSO Girls Promote All-Star Game w/ Radio Tour

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls hit up five Ohio radio shows to promote the upcoming All-Star Game as well as the Girls' All-Star Challenge. 

For more photos from their appearances, click HERE!

The Girls' radio appearances also promoted their Facebook and Twitter pages!