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The new Cleveland Guardians logo is displayed on a screen next to art work, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Will Play Its Last Home Baseball Game Under The Current Name

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CLEVELAND (NPR) — Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will take home field for the last time under its current name this afternoon. The team has been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915 but announced in 2020 that it would drop that name, which Indigenous activists fought for years to change. The team plays six… Read More

Ohio University women's soccer defends a free kick against Northern Kentucky University on Thursday

Ohio Women’s Soccer Falls To Northern Kentucky

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – After a hot start to the season, the Ohio women’s soccer team lost their second match in a row Thursday to Northern Kentucky. Ohio dominated possession and created a flurry of chances early on. Sophomore midfielder Isabella Ginocchi got multiple looks at goal from the top of the box but failed… Read More

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OU Football Welcomes Big Addition In Offensive Lineman TJ Jackson

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio University Football team was able to land a big addition to the offensive line this season from the Transfer Portal. TJ Jackson, a redshirt fifth year Offensive Lineman from Cumberland, Virginia, not only stands out because of his talent. He also stands out at 6’7″ and 375 lbs. Jackson… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during an NFL football practice

Burrow Is Ready To Go, But Bengals Will Be Cautious

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow says his surgically repaired knee is “just about 100%,” but the Cincinnati Bengals really don’t want anyone knocking their star quarterback around until absolutely necessary. Burrow likely will not see much action in the three preseason games, staying away from most contact until Cincinnati’s regular-season opener against Minnesota on Sept…. Read More

Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes celebrates with Cleveland Indians' Jordan Luplow (8) after hitting a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The Indians won the game 8-6.

Cleveland’s MLB Team Changes Its Name To Guardians After Years Of Backlash

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CLEVELAND (NPR) — Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team has changed its name to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive. The team announced the name change on Twitter on Friday morning, posting a two-minute video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. Together, we are all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23,… Read More

New Head Football Coach Tim Albin and Ohio Athletic Director Julie Cromer at a press conference Thursday, July 15

Tim Albin Ready To Lead Bobcat Football As New Head Coach

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Longtime Offensive Coordinator Tim Albin is officially at the helm of Ohio Football. Albin signed a four-year contract to become Ohio Football’s Head Coach shortly after Frank Solich announced his retirement Wednesday. “I couldn’t be more excited,” Albin said during an introductory press conference Thursday. “I’m truly humbled and honored for… Read More

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Frank Solich To Step Down After 16 Years As Ohio’s Head Football Coach

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s football team will have a new head coach for the first time in 16 years when it starts the 2021 season in Sept. Frank Solich announced at a press conference Wednesday he will step down, citing health reasons for his retirement. “It is a rare cardiovascular situation that I’ve… Read More

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OU Women’s Basketball Player Receives Surprise Scholarship

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It may be the offseason, but Ohio University’s women’s basketball team had reason to celebrate earlier this week. Senior Hunter Rogan received a surprise scholarship earlier this week in a video posted on Twitter. Today, we surprised Hunter with a scholarship. There's no one more deserving. #OUohyeah pic.twitter.com/JR8MUY0juA — Ohio Women’s… Read More

Gov. DeWine signs Name, Image & Likeness Executive Order

DeWine Signs Order To Allow Name, Image & Likeness When Ohio Legislature Failed To Pass Bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After a bill that would allow college athletes in Ohio to profit from their name, image or likeness became ensnared in Statehouse politics last week, Governor DeWine has taken the issue in his own hands by signing an executive order. Ohio State University lobbied hard for the bill that would allow… Read More

A Cincinnati Reds mascots sits in empty stands during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Great American Ballpark, in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

DeWine Optimistic For Return Of Fans At Games, Dancing At Proms

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohioans who are planning now for spring events – proms, weddings, baseball games – should feel confident things will be better this year compared to 2020. But there’s a big caveat. DeWine said crowds at spring baseball games might be able to go to 30%… Read More

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DeWine To Announce Plan For High School Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is ready to announce his plan for fall high school sports during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor has hinted that sports will go ahead with restrictions and many decisions left up to parents, schools and local health departments. The Ohio High School Athletic Association also suggested last… Read More

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DeWine To Announce Plan For High School Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is ready to announce his plan for fall high school sports during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor has hinted that sports will go ahead with restrictions and many decisions left up to parents, schools and local health departments. The Ohio High School Athletic Association also suggested last… Read More

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game

Big Ten Cancels Fall Football Season, But Could Still Play In Spring

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) —The Big Ten Conference has canceled the fall football season for the first time in its 125-year history, along with all other fall sports. But the conference may still pursue a season this spring. “As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases… Read More

Vinton County senior Logan Baker fights through the defense during the game at Vinton County against Athens High School on Sept. 27, 2019

HS Football Season Shortened To 6 Games, All Teams Go To Playoffs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s high school sports coordinating agency has announced the football season will be shortened to six games this fall and all teams will advance to the playoffs. The move was announced Friday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The change is still contingent on whether Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine permits… Read More

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High School Sports Officials Requesting Changes To Health Order

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A revised health order continues to state that contact sports teams cannot conduct games with other teams, and cannot allow spectators at their scrimmages. High school sports officials say they’re working with state leaders to make changes. The latest health order limits contact sports in Ohio to inter-team scrimmages, with no spectators, and… Read More

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Mid-American Conference Scales Back Postseason Tournaments in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, and men’s and women’s basketball are among nine sports that will have postseasons scaled back. The MAC’s announced the cost-cutting move in response to the financial crisis being brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Postseason tournaments will also… Read More

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Five Conferences, Including the MAC, Ask NCAA for Relief Due to Pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Five FBS conference commissioners have asked the NCAA to relax some requirements to compete in Division I for the next four years, including the minimum number of sports a school must sponsor. The letter from the commissioners of the Mid-American Conference, American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Conference USA… Read More

Players react after an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game between Kansas and Ohio State Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans.

NCAA Basketball Tournaments Will Proceed Without Most Spectators

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NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Emmert says he made the decision to conduct both the men’s and women’s tournaments with only essential staff and limited family in attendance. The decision comes after the… Read More

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Proposed Ohio Law Stops Coaches from Implementing One-Sport Rule

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Lawmakers want to crack down on schools and coaches that force students to participate in only one extra-curricular activity. They say the one-sport rule can hamper a teenager’s ability to adapt. Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) says the bill, HB459, would stop coaches from requiring their players to only participate in their particular activity. Miller says allowing… Read More