FOX Sports Ohio and IMG have formed a new expanded television agreement covering Ohio State Athletics. The agreement was announced today by Francois McGillicuddy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio and Ray DeWeese, General Manager, Ohio State IMG Sports Marketing.
GameTime with Urban Meyer, a weekly show with defending National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer, will return to FOX Sports Ohio this fall on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. This 60-minute show is shot from The Ohio State University campus and features exclusive insights and in-depth interviews with players and coaches. In addition, Inside Ohio State Athletics with basketball Head Coach Thad Matta will continue to air on FOX Sports Ohio in January and preview upcoming basketball games as well as review the week in Ohio State Athletics.
FOX Sports Ohio will also produce a series of new shows, Scarlet & Gray Alumni Roundtable featuring former Ohio State players' great moments and stories of Buckeye lore.
In addition, SportsTime Ohio will produce multiple Ohio State: Revealed shows. The "Revealed" franchise takes fans up close and personal with prominent figures in the sports community.
A new Links to the Game featuring Ohio State alumni will also be produced and distributed by SportsTime Ohio. Links to the Game, hosted by PGA pro Jimmy Hanlin, was first introduced in July. The program brings Hanlin together with athletes from other sports to hit the links, while talking golf and sports.
"FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio are thrilled to continue as the statewide television partner for Ohio State IMG Sports Marketing, providing an expanded line up to our very passionate Buckeye fan base," McGillicuddy said. "Our partnership with IMG allows us the opportunity to deliver comprehensive programming featuring the best analysis and access fans can't find anywhere else."
"Ohio State IMG Sports Marketing is excited to extend our partnership with FOX Sports Ohio," DeWeese said. "Fans throughout the state will have behind-the-scenes access to the Buckeyes through the official coach's television shows and enhanced coverage, which the new programming will provide."
FOX Sports Ohio will have an on-site presence engaging fans at select Buckeyes' home games.
FOX Sports Ohio kicks off its Ohio State coverage with the first GameTime with Urban Meyer on Saturday September 5 at 9 a.m. For more programming information, visit FOXSportsOhio.com