UD Flyers Hoops on FSO

FOX Sports Ohio announced its University of Dayton men's basketball schedule for the 2014-2015 season.

FOX Sports Ohio will televise three men's basketball games. Tip-off for the first Flyers game on FOX Sports Ohio is Saturday, November 29th at 2:00pm as Dayton hosts University of Illinois Chicago. A complete schedule is HERE.

Color analyst Derrick Dukes returns to the FOX Sports Ohio broadcast table to call all the action for all three games. Jim Day will do play-by-play for the Nov. 29th game and Jeff Piecoro will call play-by-play for the following two games.

Cavs Watch & Win Promotion

FOX Sports Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers  announced the "Cavs/FOX Sports Watch and Win" promotion.

Cavs fans who tuned in to FOX Sports Ohio Wed. Nov. 19th and Fri. Nov. 21st for the Cavs games saw chances to win four (4) tickets to an upcoming Cavs game at Quicken Loans Arena.

Once each half, the broadcast team gave a keyword and cue to enter. Viewers were to text that keyword to 720720 for their chance to win a four-pack of tickets to an upcoming Cavs game (date TBD).

Thousands of fans entered each night and four lucky winners will be heading to The Q for a future game. 

Cavs ratings continue to rise

Cavaliers could use Corey Brewer's defense on the wing, but a rim protector is the more dire need

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Fox Sports Ohio senior vice president and general manager Francois McGillicuddy told us last month he wouldn’t be surprised if the Cavs’ local TV ratings tripled this season. So far, that barometer seems realistic.

The Cavs’ 122-121 win over the Celtics last Friday generated a 9.8 rating and was watched by more than 145,000 households. That edged the 118-111 win over the Pelicans on Nov. 10 for the highest-rated Cavs broadcast since the 2010-11 season opener. The Pelicans game posted a 9.7 rating.

On Saturday, the Cavs’ 127-94 rout of the Hawks garnered a 7.52 rating and was viewed by more than 111,000 households on Fox Sports Ohio.

Cavs broadcasts averaged a 2.79 rating on Fox Sports Ohio last season, which ranked seventh in the league. The Cavs had the NBA’s best local TV ratings in 2008-09 and 2009-10, including a record 8.79 norm in ’08-09.

Announcing 2014-15 UC Bearcats Men's Basketball Telecast Schedule

FOX Sports Ohio is pleased to announce its University ofCincinnati Bearcats 2014-2015 basketball coverage. The network will produce five men's games this season as well as Inside Bearcats Weekly with Mick Cronin.

HERE is a schedule of regular season games on FOX Sports Ohio. Tom Gelehrter will do play-by-play and Terry Nelson will be the color analyst.

Within the FOX Sports Ohio territory, all FOX Sports Ohio produced UC game telecasts, with the exception of the game on November 19th, will be available on FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content. Users can also go to FOXSportsGO.com to watch on the web. Customers of participating video providers must sign in with a valid pay-TV subscription to watch the Bearcats on FOX Sports GO. For detailed questions regarding the Fox Sports GO, please visit http://www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/

The Mick Cronin edition of Bearcats Sports Weekly premieres Thursday, Dec. 11th and will air Thursdays at 6:00pm.Additional replays will also be scheduled around the network's programming later the same evening. The show will continue to be hosted by Gelehrter.

Highest rated Cavs game in four years

Cavs Vs Pelicans: Highest Rated Fox Sports Ohio Game in Four Years

The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business last night against the New Orleans Pelicans. The game had everything we had hoped for in the Cavs Home Opener: a win, some exciting plays and some great offense. The Cavs needed the win to square them at 3 – 3. For those who care it also put them in the playoffs, tied for the sixth seed with two other teams.
According to information sent to us via Fox Sports Ohio it was also their highest rated game since the first game after LeBron James left the team:
The Cavs 118-111 win over the Pelicans last night garnered a 9.7 HH rating in Cleveland on FOX Sports Ohio (approx. 144,000 households).
Last night’s game was the highest rated Cavs game on FOX Sports Ohio since Oct. 27, 2010 (10.38 HH) which was the Cavs home opener vs. the Celtics (Cavs won 95-87) and first game following LeBron James’ departure to the Heat.
Following the final buzzer, over 63,000 households stayed tuned in for Cavaliers Live postgame show during which Kevin Love and Dion Waiters video-bombed Allie Clifton’s interview with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. WATCH
Not an overly surprising statistic that it has been four years since that kind of rating, except that the higher rating was after James left. Fans were likely very curious to see what the Cavs could be without their star but quickly lost the intrigue factor as the team’s performance was poor.

With LeBron back and Kevin Love joining the fold you can expect that these type of ratings will happen every time the Cavs grace FSO. The network gives good coverage with solid reporters who are local and passionate about the team. Most, or all, of them have covered the team for years, and are not just with the team now that they are good. For this writer who has been covering the team for a couple years, and watched as many games as possible, they are the type of reporters I like to hear from.

Florida Fly Away

The Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio launched the Florida Fly Away sweepstakes, which gives one grand prize winner a trip for two to see the Jackets face off against the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Saturday, January 31. Fans that tune into the 12 game broadcasts on FSO through Friday, November 29 will be given a keyword to enter online at www.BlueJackets.com/FloridaFlyAway or text to 37664.

During each of the 12 broadcasts during the sweepstakes, a nightly winner will be randomly selected to receive a player-autographed puck, two tickets and the chance to win the grand prize road trip which includes round-trip airfare for two from Columbus to Tampa; three-night hotel stay; pair of game tickets to see the Jackets play the Lightning at the Amalie Arena on Saturday, January 31; and $300 spending cash. 

The grand prize winner will be recognized in-arena on Wednesday, January 14 when the Blue Jackets host the Montreal Canadiens. For complete rules, visit www.BlueJackets.com/FloridaFlyAway.

Lauren Hill's first college basketball game

On Sunday, Nov. 2nd, FOX Sports Ohio televised live the women’s basketball game between Mount St. Joseph University and Hiram College featuring Lauren Hill, a terminally ill freshman whose dream was to play in a college game.

The NCAA granted Mount St. Joseph an exemption to play the game earlier than originally scheduled to accommodate the wish of Lauren Hill to achieve her dream of playing in one college basketball game. Lauren was diagnosed last October with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a form of brain cancer which is currently an incurable condition.

Because of the public’s overwhelming demand for tickets to the game, Xavier University officials offered the use of the Cintas Center, and tickets sold out within 30 minutes. To accommodate interest from those who missed the opportunity to purchase a game ticket, FOX Sports Ohio televised the game live. The carrying of the game was referenced by local and national media, from the Cincinnati Business Courier to USA Today & People Magazine.

FOXSportsOhio.com’s coverage of the event included a feature story, video of her first basket, an interview with her, and a photo gallery.

The game was also be available to all users on FOX Sports GO.
Lauren and her family selected The Cure Starts Now Foundation as the recipient of the funds raised. All proceeds will be provided to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to continue support of their International DIPG registry. The registry’s primary goal is understanding the biology of DIPGs in the interest of developing more effective therapies and approaches to diagnosis, assessment and treatments that will improve patient outcomes. Donations to The Cure Starts Now can be made here: http://www.thecurestartsnow.org/heroes/163/


SportsTime Ohio is excited to announce it will feature for the eight consecutive year coverage of OHSAA football playoffs and volleyball championships.

SportsTime Ohio will televise live a minimum of eight (8) high school football playoff games, starting with the first game on Friday November 7th at 7:30pm, a Division II showdown between Avon and Medina Highland. Matt Underwood and Frank Stams will call game one. Game two on Saturday, November 8th at 7pm will feature the Division I matchup, Elyria @ St. Ignatius. Mike Cairns and Greg Frey will call the game with Ryan Cavanaugh on sidelines.

See below for the schedule of the OHSAA football playoff games on SportsTime Ohio. Matchups are to be determined and will be announced each week leading up to the games.

In case you missed it, tune in to SportsTime Ohio this Thursday at 7:00pm for the High School Football Playoff Preview Show. Cairns, Cavanaugh and Frey look at the match-ups in all seven divisions. Visit FOXSportsOhio.com for more programming information and full playoff brackets. 

High School Football Playoffs LIVE on SportsTime Ohio
Game 1
November 7
Avon @ Medina Highland
Game 2
November 8
Elyria @ St. Ignatius
Game 3
November 14

Game 4
November 15

Game 5
November 21

Game 6
November 22

Game 7
November 28

Game 8
November 29

*Check your local listings for replays of the games. In addition to the areas that regularly get SportsTime Ohio, all of the games will also be available in the Cincinnati/Dayton areas on Time Warner Cable channel 99.

SportsTime Ohio will also televise OHSAA volleyball championships starting with the Division IV matchup this Saturday, Nov. 8th at 10pm or immediately following the football playoff game.

OHSAA Volleyball Championships on SportsTime Ohio
Division IV
November 8
Division III
November 9
Division II
November 9
Division I
November 9

Cavs first game on FSO

FOX Sports Ohio's first Cavs game was in Chicago on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31st, as the Cavs beat the Bulls 114-108 in OT.

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls and Cleatus made morning stops at WAKR, WONE, 95.5 the Fish, WKNR, and WZAK with cupcakes and goodies to promote the game. 

Cleatus and Kristine also visited the Cavs front office to get everyone pumped for the game.