Memorable #BrownsExpress Trip to KC

The SportsTime Ohio Browns Express just completed its third road trip of the season as it returned from Kansas City this morning.

Despite the Cleveland Browns loss to the Chiefs, the Browns Express bus provided fans and Browns Backers another stylish ride and a fun, unique experience.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Browns writer Branson Wright was among the fans who rode the luxury charter, and he documented the trip along the way via Twitter using #BrownsExpress and #backerbus.
(scroll down to see a sampling of his and other fans' tweets and photos.)

He also promoted his trip HERE on and shared three VIDEOS about the trip.

FOX Sports Ohio to Air Cleveland Cavaliers Press Conference Today, April 14 at 2:30pm

Cleveland Cavaliers to introduce Mike Brown as new Head Coach

FOX Sports Ohio will televise the Cleveland Cavaliers press conference live today at 2:30pm. 

The Cavaliers will hold a press conference with Majority Owner Dan Gilbert and GM Chris Grant to introduce new Head Coach Mike Brown. FOX Sports Ohio will air the press conference in its entirety with coverage from the FOX Sports Ohio Studio with Jeff Phelps, Campy Russell, and Sam Amico from Fred McLeod, Austin Carr, and Allie Clifton will report from the Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Mike Brown, the Cavaliers all-time winningest head coach, has a career head coaching record of 314-167 (.652). Brown most recently coached the Los Angeles Lakers and is the only head coach in NBA history to win the first round of the playoffs every year of his head coaching career.

For further coverage, visit

Sara helped take Spring Training to the Troops

From Feb. 4-8, FOX Sports took Spring Training to the Troops as current and former MLB players, Hall of Fame legends, FOX Sports broadcasters, and the FOX Sports Girls paid a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Germany. It’s the Army’s premier training base for U.S. and international troops.

Our very own FOX Sports Ohio Girl Sara experienced the trip first-hand. Upon her return, she blogged about the trip. Here is a excerpt:
"On the agenda to start the day was the Commanders Challenge over at Vilsek. It’s basically an obstacle course… a really hard obstacle course! It was cold outside, probably about 28 degrees and snowing… but nothing this OHIO girl couldn’t handle. We were all placed on teams, and I happened to be teamed with Tim Salmon and 7 other soldiers. The course spread out for approximately 3-4 miles. It consisted of pushing a vehicle, a half-mile run, flipping tires, another half-mile run with a log, 50 chin-ups collectively (out of our group of 11), another half-mile run, carrying/running with someone on a stretcher for a half-mile (luckily I was on the stretcher!), running with a gas mask on (by the way, this is really difficult!) and assembling rifles. My team was incredible."
You can read her entire recap HERE.

While in Germany, Sara also got to sing the National Anthem at the base's Wiffle Ball game.

Upon returning, Sara has appeared on several radio shows and Chuck's Last Call to talk about the trip.

Click HERE to watch a highlight video from the trip.

The Fan Express to Reds Country Returns in 2013

The newly-designed Reds bus will debut in the Reds Opening Day Parade on Apr. 1 and will be available to groups throughout April and May.

After years of bringing the Cincinnati Reds into the homes of thousands of Reds fans through television, the network is excited to once again bring fans to the Reds with the return of the Fan Express to Reds Country. Throughout April and May, groups of Reds fans can ride in style to watch their favorite team play at Great American Ball Park.

Last season, fans loved the giant bus’ oversized images of Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce. This season, the Fan Express will feature a new design on the outside that will once again turn heads. Fans will get their first glimpse of the bus in the Reds Opening Day Parade on Monday, April 1. sets new traffic records in February owned the conversation around the NBA
trade deadline, turning it into record traffic for the site.

Set new monthly record for both page views and unique visitors:
  • February marked a new monthly high in page views, breaking the previous record by 104% (previous record from November, 2012)
  • February marked a new monthly high in unique visitors, breaking the previous record by 24%
    (previous record from July, 2012)

Set new daily traffic records:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 marked a new daily high in unique visitors, breaking the previous record on September 22, 2011 by 34%
  • Two of the three highest page view days in site history were Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 and Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

REDS FAN CAMS RETURN Attend these pregame events at the Holy Grail at the Banks for a chance to be on FOX Sports Ohio!

While the Cincinnati Reds prepare for the 2013 season, FOX Sports Ohio gets ready to bring Reds viewers yet another season of entertaining and interactive Reds game telecasts. Ohio’s leading sports network has once again teamed up with Budweiser for the return of Reds Fan Cams.

Throughout the Reds season, FOX Sports Ohio and Budweiser will be hosting pregame events at the Holy Grail at the Banks. Reds fans will have the chance to be recorded asking baseball questions that will later be answered on-air during Reds Live post-game shows throughout the week. Prizes will also be given away at every event.

The first Reds Fan Cam of the 2013 season will take place on the Reds home opener, Monday, April 1st from 1pm to 3pm.

See below for the complete Fan Cam schedule:


FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets feature “Shootout Showcase” Presented by Scotts Miracle-Gro

FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets are excited to once again feature youth hockey players from all over Ohio in the return of the “Shootout Showcase,” presented by Scotts Miracle-Gro.

This season, sixteen youth hockey clubs from around the state entered teams to compete in the single elimination shootout tournament. Each team consists of three shooters and one goalie. The following organizations will be represented: The Columbus Chill Youth Hockey Association, Columbus Blue Jackets Girls Hockey, Easton Youth Hockey Association, Newark Ice Hockey Association, Columbus Ice Hockey Club, Capital Amateur Hockey Association, North Kentucky Youth Hockey Association, Butler County Youth Hockey Association, Findlay Amateur Hockey Association, and Troy Bruins Youth Hockey.

On this Friday, March 1st, when the Blue Jackets head to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks at 8:30pm, FOX Sports Ohio will air the first shootout during the Blue Jackets Live pregame show at 8pm. Highlights from this first shootout between Easton Youth Hockey Association and Columbus Blue Jackets Girls Hockey will also air during an intermission and in the postgame edition of Blue Jackets Live.

The network will continue to air one shootout every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Blue Jackets game through Sunday, April 21st, whittling down to the final two teams. The final two teams will compete live at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, April 27th, when the Jackets host the Predators at 7pm. FOX Sports Ohio will televise the final shootout live.

All of the shootout segments will also be available on and

The “Shootout Showcase” will additionally be featured with a recap during Slap Shots, the 30-minute week-in-review magazine show that highlights the Jackets recent matchups. A new episode of Slap Shots airs on FOX Sports Ohio every Monday at 6pm.

FOX Sports Ohio Invites Reds Fans on a “Road Trip to Opening Day”

As FOX Sports Ohio begins its "March to Reds Opening Day," Reds fans are invited to come on out and join the network on a "Road Trip to Opening Day."

Throughout the month of March, leading up to Reds Opening Day on Monday, April 1st, FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Ohio Girls will be out at various destinations and venues throughout Cincinnati to mingle with Reds fans and get excited about the season!

Every Wednesday and Friday between March 6th and March 29th, look to see FOX Sports Ohio's event team out in the community playing games, giving away prizes and gathering video of fans talking about the Reds.

The complete schedule is below.
Wednesday, March 6th
Harrison Skyline Chili
Friday, March 8th
In Between Tavern
Wednesday, March 13th
Hebron Skyline Chili
Friday, March 15th
Tin Roof
Wednesday, March 20th
Maineville Skyline Chili
Friday, March 22nd
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar
Wednesday, March 27th
Walnut Hills Skyline Chili           
Friday, March 29th
Holy Grail

Fans can also check Facebook and Twitter for information.
·         @FOXSportsOH
·         @FSOhio_Girls

Announcing the 2013 Columbus Crew TV Schedule

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce it will produce and televise 32 Columbus Crew soccer games this season.

The network kicks off the season with the Crew’s 2013 MLS campaign opener on the road Saturday, March 2, against Chivas USA. The team then heads to the Pacific Northwest to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 9 before opening Crew Stadium for the new season on March 16 against the defending MLS Supporters’Shield winners, the San Jose Earthquakes. A complete schedule can be found HERE.
Dwight Burgess, the original “Voice of the Crew,” returns to the booth to call all the action along-side play-by-play announcer and club icon Duncan Oughton with analysis. Joining them once again on home telecasts will be sideline reporter Ashleigh Ignelzi.

Cincinnati Reds 2013 Coverage

FOX Sports Ohio today announced its 145-game Cincinnati Reds television schedule for 2013. The Reds regular season begins with their home opener on Monday, April 1st at 4pm against the LA Angels at Great American Ball Park. The entire schedule is HERE.
The network will kick off its coverage of the home opener at 3pm with a special hour-long Reds Live pregame show, presented by Ray St. Clair Roofing. Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro will take the field to feature all the Opening Day festivities. FOX Sports Ohio is also happy to partner with Local 12 WKRC-TV to simulcast Reds Opening Day.
FOX Sports Ohio will continue its comprehensive pregame coverage of the Reds all season long with the return of Reds Live featuring co-hosts Day and Piecoro and feature reporter Brian Giesenschlag. The pregame edition of Reds Live, presented by Ray St. Clair Roofing, will once again provide fans with commentary, features, and in-depth pregame coverage of the Reds 30 minutes prior to every game telecast. Immediately following the final out of each game, the post-game edition of Reds Live, presented by Kings Honda, will feature highlights, player interviews and analysis.
Play-by-play announcers Thom Brennaman, Jim Kelch, and George Grande, and color analysts Chris Welsh and Jeff Brantley will once again return to the booth to call all the action this season.
NEW Show This Season:
FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce a new show, Reds Weekly, presented by Safe Auto, premiering Wednesday, April 3rd at 6pm. This new 30 minute show every Wednesday at 6pm will not only break down future match-ups and recaps previous games, but it will also feature the best interviews, highlights, and more.
Game Connect | Live online chats with Hal McCoy:
The ultimate second screen experience returns in 2013! While watching the Reds on FOX Sports Ohio,’s Game Connect provides fans with real-time game updates and statistics. Viewers can also interact with other Reds fans within Game Connect in the “Game Talk” section. There, fans can tweet each other, read others’ tweets about the game, and on designated home games, even chat LIVE with Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy.
Follow on Twitter:
  • FOX Sports Ohio - @FOXSportsOH
  • FOX Sports Ohio Girls - @FSOhio_Girls
  • Jeff Brantley - @RedsCowboy
  • Jim Day - @JimDayTV
  • #FSOReds

SportsTime Ohio Announces Cleveland Indians Spring Training Coverage

As the Cleveland Indians head to Goodyear, Arizona in preparation for the 2013 season, SportsTime Ohio is excited to provide in-depth coverage of Indians Spring Training.
The television home of the Tribe will air six live games as well as several shows featuring player and coach interviews and Spring Training news and updates. Details and a complete schedule are below.

Announcing the Cavs Fan Express!

FOX Sports Ohio enjoys bringing the Cleveland Cavaliers into the homes of thousands of Cavs fans through television. Now, the network is excited to be able to bring fans to see the Cavs in action at The Q on the CavsFan Express.

With the FOX Sports Ohio Cavs Fan Express, groups of fans can now ride in style to watch their favorite team play at Quicken Loans Arena. Fans can’t miss the giant bus with its oversized images of Moondog on the outside. On the inside, riders will enjoy Wifi, entertainment, snacks and beverages, and other FOX Sports Ohio and Cavs goodies.

“The FOX Sports Ohio Cavs Fan Express is an example of our unwavering commitment to the Cavs organization and Cavs fans everywhere,” said Alex Slemc, director of marketing and communications at FOX Sports Ohio. “We wanted to develop a unique and fun way to bring groups of fans to The Q to experience the excitement of Cavs basketball and the best game presentation in the NBA.”

“We thank our partner Fox Sports Ohio for their tremendous coverage and fan-centric programming that brings the excitement of Cavs games into the homes of our fans,” said Tracy Marek, Cavaliers senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “With the Cavs Fan Express, Fox Sports Ohio is extending the fan experience from the living room to sitting inside The Q in a very fun and innovative way.”
FOX Sports Ohio’s Cavs Fan Express will be available on select dates throughout the month of March to groups of 40-50 fans for the use of transport to and from Cavs games, as well as additional events at The Q. It can travel up to a 90-mile radius of The Q. Groups can book it by calling the Cavs groups sales team at 216-420-2153.

When the Cavs are not playing at home, the Fan Express may be seen at various events throughout Cleveland. The Fan Express can be tracked on Twitter by following @FOXSportsOH and using the hashtag #FanExpress. Fans can also check out photos and updates on the network’s Facebook page, more specific rules and policies regarding the Fan Express, please visit or call the Cavs group sales department at 216-420-2153.