"Slap Shots in 60"

FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets are pleased to introduce “Slap Shots in 60”, a series of 60-second vignettes highlighting Blue Jackets activities. 

"Slap Shots in 60” is hosted by Dave Maetzold and Natalie Taylor, and will feature various news, relevant topics, and events surrounding the Jackets.

Fans will see “Slap Shots in 60” running throughout FOX Sports Ohio programming beginning Tuesday, November 20th.

Toys for Tots Donation Drive!

FOX Sports Ohio and its charitable program, FOX SupPORTS OHIO, is asking fans and businesses to join them in supporting Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted from Monday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Dec. 13 at the FOX Sports Ohio Broadview Heights office as well as at additional locations on South Hills Blvd. All toys that are collected will be donated to Toys for Tots and redistributed to Greater Cleveland families in need.

Fans wishing to donate may visit any of the office lobbies of the three buildings located in the South Hills Blvd. Industrial Park in Broadview Heights, just off of I-77 & Route 82. Collection boxes will be located in each building’s main entrance lobby.

For additional information on FOX SupPORTS OHIO and Toys for Tots, visit www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/support and www.toysfortots.org.

Box Office Buyout Returns

Have you been down to The Q yet to catch Cavaliers action in person? Now’s your chance! FOX Sports Ohio is taking over the Cavs ticket office in the return of the Cavs “Box Office Buyout”.

There will be six Cavs games this season where we will announce a special Cavs ticket offer exclusively for FOX Sports Ohio viewers. Watch the Box Office Buyout games (listed below) on FOX Sports Ohio. During each game telecast, viewers will learn of the ticket offer details with instructions on how to take advantage of the offer. Make sure to act fast because the exclusive opportunity will only be available during the special game telecast.

The first Box Office Buyout this season will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13th when the Cavs take on the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30pm. The exclusive Cavs ticket offer will be announced during the 7pm Cavaliers Live pregame show as well as throughout the game.

FOX Sports Ohio will be taking over the Cavs box office on the following game dates:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22
  • Friday, Feb. 1
  • Sunday, Feb. 24
  • Friday, Apr. 5

Go behind-the-scenes at Cavs home opener

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls Hallie & Sara were at Quicken Loans Arena hours leading up to the Cavaliers first home game. Check out this behind-the-scenes video, as they give you a taste of what it takes for the Cavs to put on the show.

Follow Austin Carr on Twitter

The legendary Austin Carr, FOX Sports Ohio's Cavaliers analyst, was ready to join the Twitterverse. During the Cavs home opener on Oct. 30, the network called upon fans to vote on his Twitter handle.

The poll on FOXSportsOhio.com included four potential handles.

Over the following days, hundreds of fans cast their vote. When the poll closed, Cavs Head Coach Byron Scott announced the winning handle, @MrCavalier34, on Cavaliers Live pregame show on Nov. 2.

AC's first tweet!
Once @MrCavalier34 went public, many welcomed AC to Twitter, including the Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the Cavs, FOX Sports Ohio broadcasters, Cavs mascot Moondog, and many fans! And in just hours following the announcement, @MrCavalier34 had over 4,000 followers and growing.

Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest shows Cavs spirit

In the final week leading up to the Cavaliers home opener, FOX Sports Ohio & the FOX Sports Ohio Girls ran the Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest.
Cavs fans had the chance to win a pair of Cavs courtside seats by showing their team spirit! To enter, they had to submit a Cavs spirit photo via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TiptoberFan. The approved photos were posted on FOXSportsOhio.com.
All week long, the FOX Sports Ohio Girls and FOX Sports Ohio encouraged fans to enter the contest through a promo spot and on social media.

The Cavs, Cavs broadcasters, and various Cleveland radio partners also supported the effort by tweeting about the contest.

Approximately 60-70 photos were entered through the two photo sharing tools.

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls announced the winner during hour-long Cavaliers Live pregame show on Oct. 30 before home opener.

At the start of the Cavs game, FOXSportsOhio.com also showcased honorable mentions in a “Top Ten” feature story.

Winner of the Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest!

Allie Clifton wins over fans

Allie Clifton made her official debut as FOX Sports Ohio’s new Cavaliers sideline reporter on Tuesday, Oct. 30, when the Cavaliers opened their 2012-13 season at The Q with a 94-84 victory over the Wizards.

Upon announcing Clifton’s addition to the Cavaliers broadcast team, she was recognized by various media:
As the regular season approached, she made some in-studio radio appearances to get ready for the home opener:
·        LISTEN: Radio appearance on 1590 WAKR
·        LISTEN: Radio appearance on 850 WKNR

Shortly before the season, FOX Sports Ohio launched Clifton on Twitter - @FSOAllieOop.

Special Edition of Blue Jackets Slap Shots

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce a special edition of Blue Jackets Slap Shots, premiering Wednesday, November 7 at 6pm.

FOX Sports Ohio Blue Jackets broadcasters Dave Maetzold and Natalie Taylor host this special edition of Slap Shots from the FOX Sports Ohio studios. The 30-minute show features a behind-the-scenes look at John Davidson’s arrival as the Blue Jackets’ new president of hockey operations. Davidson talks to Jeff Rimer about why he wanted to come to Columbus and the goals he has set for the Jackets. Head Coach Todd Richards, General Manager Scott Howson and Senior Advisor Craig Patrick also weigh in with their thoughts on the addition of Davidson.

Fans will also see how the Blue Jackets hit the town to give back to the community in their own special way. The show additionally features highlights from Ice Week, Hockey Halloween, and much more!

Following the premiere on Wednesday, fans can catch a replay of the show on the following dates/times:
· Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm

· Friday, November 9 at 11:30am & 7:30pm

· Monday, November 12 at 6:30pm