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MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Fall State Tournaments Information

October 8, 2019
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
October 8, 2019
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Fall State Tournaments Information
OHSAA News and Media Center: https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media
The source for press releases, state tournament media credentials, photography and media regulations, OHSAA Radio Network information, tournament broadcast rates, record books, historical information and much more.
Credentials for Sectional, District and Regional Tournament Contests
Please contact the site manager regarding credential requests for OHSAA sectional, district and regional tournament contests. Contact information can be found on the respective sport page at OHSAA.org and on the brackets for team sports.
OHSAA Fall Sports State Tournaments
Media Information and Credentials: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
No Registration Application Required For:
   Division II & III Golf – Oct. 11 & 12 at OSU Scarlet (Boys Div. III) and Gray (Girls Div. II) Golf Courses and NorthStar Golf Club (Boys Div. II), Sunbury
   Division I Golf – Oct. 18 & 19 at OSU Scarlet (Boys Div. I) and Gray (Girls Div. I) Golf Courses
   Girls Tennis – Oct. 18 & 19 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason (indoor facilities TBA if raining)
   Field Hockey – Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 at Upper Arlington High School
Registration Applications (see credential link above) Required For:
   Cross Country – Nov. 2 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron (application deadline is Tues., Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.)
   Volleyball – Nov. 7-9 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center (application deadline is Tues., Nov. 5 at noon)
   Soccer Finals – Nov. 9 (girls) & 10 (boys) at MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus (application deadline is Thurs., Nov. 7 at noon)
   Football – Dec. 5-7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton
  • Application deadline: Tues., Dec. 3 at noon
  • Radio stations: Learn more about the OHSAA Radio Network’s coverage of the football state championships (see additional note below). Affiliates have waived broadcast fees throughout the playoffs by carrying two or more state championship broadcasts.
Regional and State Tournament Pairings and Coverage
Spectrum is the Official Television Partner of the OHSAA
Spectrum will provide exclusive television play-by-play coverage of the OHSAA football state championships and other selected football playoff games. Games not televised by Spectrum, including tournament contests in other fall sports, are available for other stations to provide tape-delay telecasts/webcasts. Rights fees apply. Please contact Tim Stried for details.
     Broadcast rates for tape-delayed video telecasts and radio stations that are not OHSAA Radio Network affiliates are posted at: https://ohsaa.org/Portals/0/News/Media/TournamentBroadcastRates.pdf
OHSAA Radio Network Set for Football Playoffs and State Championships
The OHSAA Radio Network will produce weekly 30-minute preview shows during November (five shows total). The shows will be emailed to stations on Wednesdays for use before their playoff broadcasts. The network will also broadcast all seven football state championship games December 5-7. There is no charge for stations to carry network broadcasts and affiliates have waived broadcast fees throughout the football playoffs by carrying two or more state championship games from the network. Program logs are created for each game so local stations can insert their own inventory if they desire (24 local avails per game). The network broadcasts are available through Skyview Satellite and an online stream. Contact Tim Stried or visit https://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
Football Playoff Credentials and Press Box Seating
In consultation with the OHSAA’s Media Advisory Committee, a priority seating scale has been established for press boxes during the football playoffs. Host sites are asked to adhere to the scale according to the media list submitted by the two schools participating at their site. The memo is posted at: https://ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/FBMediaPressBoxMemo.pdf
Information Posted Weekly on Sport Pages at www.OHSAA.org
Each sport page at www.OHSAA.org contains information such as state polls, tournament information, brackets (for team sports), state tournament coverage, sport-specific releases, regulations, state tournament histories and state record books.
Feature Stories Request
Media are asked to email Tim Stried links to their feature stories about sportsmanship or overcoming adversity for posting on the OHSAA’s website and social media platforms and elsewhere.
Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association
Other Links:
Tim Stried
Director of Communications
Ohio High School Athletic Association
614-267-2502, ext. 124  office
614-267-1677  fax
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214


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