"Tip-tober" is back!

As the Cleveland Cavaliers gear up for the 2012-13 season, We're helping fans get ready too with special Cavs programming and FOXSportsOhio.com features throughout the month of October, or “Tip-tober”.

In the return of Tip-tober, we'll feature various programs, including two Cavaliers preseason games, two Cavaliers Showcase replays, one Cavaliers Roundtable, Cavaliers Live: Season Preview, and Access Cavaliers.

New in October, Cavs fans will also get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the FOX Sports Ohio Cavs broadcast team through a series of promotional vignettes called ‘Off Mic.’ Each new piece will give an inside look at the career beginnings, highlights and personal perspectives of a Cavs broadcaster as he/she made her way to becoming part of the FOX Sports Ohio family.

FOXSportsOhio.com will also help fans get ready for Cavs season. NBA and Cavs expert Sam Amico will host weekly online chats at the start of Cavs training camp. Readers can also look for Amico’s NBA team previews and training camp and season previews. Additionally, Cavs fans can like FOX Sports Ohio on Facebook and follow @FOXSportsOH on Twitter throughout #Tiptober for a chance to win prizes.

Click HERE for a complete listing of the Tip-tober programming on FOX Sports Ohio.

FOXSportsOhio.com Exclusive With Dusty Baker

Hall of Fame writer and FOXSportsOhio.com Reds feature writer Hal McCoy sat down for a brief, exclusive one-on-one interview with Reds manager Dusty Baker – Baker’s first talk with the media since his bout with an irregular heartbeat and a mini-stroke.

“The first thing he said to me Thursday was, “Do you know I’m the luckiest man on earth to be in the hospital when that happened (the mini-stroke)? Maybe not lucky, but blessed.”
He was seated in his office swivel chair making plans for his return to the team Monday in St. Louis, wishing it was tomorrow, wishing it was today.”
Click here for more!

Announcing Extra Points!

Online show featuring NFL & Browns discussion hosted by Zac Jackson with FOX Sports Next and FOXSports.com guests

FOXSportsOhio.com announces Extra Points, a new online show covering the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL.

Extra Points is a weekly online show hosted by FOXSportsOhio.com’s Zac Jackson joined by FOX Sports Next’s Fred Greetham. Each week, FOXSports.com Fantasy Editor Ryan Fowler also joins Jackson for a fantasy football discussion.

There will be 64 episodes on FOXSportsOhio.com, including four new 3-4 minute shows each week throughout the 16 weeks that make up the NFL season.

Weekly topics include "Fantasy Plays and Sits" and "Bold Predictions”. Other segments focus on key topics coming out of each previous week’s game. For example, one segment last week was on Brandon Weeden with another on the Browns secondary missing Joe Haden.

The first episode debuted on Sept. 12, and the first several shows can now be viewed on FOXSportsOhio.com:

Extra Points for Week 1: The Offense - Jackson and Greetham discuss the offensive woes in Week 1 and what could be done to fix them.

Extra Points: Week 1, The Defense - Jackson and Greetham break down how the Browns' defense matches up against the Bengals' offense as the teams prepare for Sunday's game.

Bold Predictions: Browns vs. Bengals - Jackson and Greetham offer their predictions for the Browns vs. Bengals game this Sunday.

Fantasy Plays and Sits: Week 3 - Fowler and Jackson discuss which players to play and sit for week 3 in Fantasy Football, with a focus on the Browns and Bengals games.

Say It Ain't So, Joe! - Jackson and Greetham discuss the Browns' secondary after Joe Haden's four-game suspension.

Now through the end of the NFL season, log onto FOXSportsOhio.com each week for Extra Points!

"Reds Live - The Clinch"

 “Reds Live – The Clinch” Tonight at 8pm & 8:30pm with replays plus expanded hour-long Reds Live pregame show tomorrow, Sept. 25 at 6pm

Tonight at 8pm, FOX Sports Ohio will air Reds Live – The Clinch, a 30-minute commercial-free HD telecast featuring the post-game celebration following the Reds game on Saturday when they clinched the NL Central Division. Hosted by Jim Kelch, the show will showcase the post-game clinch celebration, including the on-field interviews and a clubhouse interview with Bob Castellini. The show will re-air again tonight at 8:30pm as well as several times throughout the week. Please see a detailed schedule below.

Tomorrow, Tues., Sept. 25, FOX Sports Ohio will air an expanded one-hour Reds Live pregame show beginning at 6pm. The expansion will cover the Reds’ next steps in the playoffs and re-live Saturday’s events.

Reds Live: The Clinch

Monday 9/24 – 8pm & 8:30pm

Tuesday 9/25 – 10:30pm (following the Reds game)

Wednesday 9/26 – 10:30pm (following the Reds game)

Thursday 9/27 – 4pm (following the Reds game)

Thursday 9/27 – 7pm

Friday 9/28 – 10:30pm (following the Reds game)

Saturday 9/29 – 6pm

BTN & College Partners Enjoy Reds Game via Fan Express

As the Cincinnati Reds make a push to the playoffs, and fans flock to Great American Ball Park to watch them play, FOX Sports Ohio’s Fan Express to Reds Country has been the coveted ride to get them there. Not only have groups of Reds fans from all over Cincinnati and Dayton enjoyed trips to the ballpark on the luxury coach, but FOX Sports Ohio has treated college and BTN partners to the Fan Express experience.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, members from The Ohio State University, including President E. Gordon Gee, attended the Reds game in style. President Gee heard about FOX Sports Ohio's "Bowtie Tuesday" Reds telecats, where analyst Chris Welsh wears a bowtie during the game. Being an avid bowtie wearer himself, he wanted to attend a Tuesday game and participate in "Bowtie Tuesday". The Fan Express brought in the group from OSU’s Columbus campus, and Gee enjoyed a booth visit and was featured during the telecast.

"The Fan Express helped create the perfect “night at the ballpark” for Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and 35 Ohio State students who wanted to break away from their studies to enjoy the spirit of Great American Ball Park.  After enjoying door-to-door service, popcorn, hotdogs and crackerjacks, it’s not surprising that we received wonderful feedback from those students who participated in the event. After returning to campus, students felt like Hollywood stars after their classmates saw them repeatedly on Fox Sports Ohio."
-Jim Lynch, Senior Director of Media Relations, Office of The Ohio State University Communications

Ohio State President Gee and FOX Sports Ohio Analyst
Welsh, both sporting their bowties on Bowtie Tuesday.

The group from Ohio State in front of the Fan Express

Earlier last month, members from college partners Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati also took in a Reds game via the Fan Express courtesy of FOX Sports Ohio.


Xavier Musketeers got to experience

the Fan Express to a Reds game.

Even the Blue Blob came along for the stylish ride.


University of Cincinnati Bearcats posed in front of the Fan Express

before heading into GABP for the Reds game.
"FOX Sports Ohio was kind enough to offer the Cincinnati Bearcats Department of Athletics the chance to experience the Fan Express. We were able to take that opportunity to thank our staff who work so hard behind the scenes and treat them to an incredible night. Many thanks go out to FOX Sports Ohio for the wonderful experience."
 -Brad Wurthman, University of Cincinnati Associate Athletics Director, Marketing/Strategic Communications