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MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Fall State Tournaments Information

October 4, 2018
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
October 4, 2018
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. 12 & 13 at OSU Scarlet (BD2) and Gray (GD2) Golf Courses and NorthStar Golf Club (BD3), Sunbury
   Division I Golf – Oct. 19 & 20 at OSU Scarlet (BD1) and Gray (GD1) Golf Courses
   Girls Tennis – Oct. 19 & 20 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason (indoor facilities TBA if raining)
   Field Hockey – Nov. 2 & 3 at Upper Arlington High School
Registration Application (see credentials link above) Required For:
   Cross Country – Nov. 3 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron (application deadline is Tues., Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.)
   Volleyball – Nov. 8-10 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center (application deadline is Tues., Nov. 6 at noon)
   Soccer Finals – Nov. 9 (girls) & 10 (boys) at MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus (application deadline is Thurs., Nov. 8 at noon)
   Football – Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton
  • Application deadline: Tues., Nov. 27 at noon
  • Radio stations: Learn more about the OHSAA Radio Network’s coverage of the football state championships (see additional note below). Affiliates can have waived broadcast fees throughout the playoffs by carrying two or more state championship broadcasts.
Regional and State Tournament Pairings
The OHSAA will post girls tennis state tournament brackets on Monday, Oct. 15, on the tennis page at OHSAA.org. Regional tournament pairings in soccer and volleyball will be announced on Sunday, Oct. 28. The football playoff qualifiers will also be announced on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Spectrum Sports is the Official Television Partner of the OHSAA
Spectrum Sports 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 and 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 State Championships
The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all seven football state championship games. There is no charge for stations to carry network broadcasts and affiliates can 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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