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MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Winter Tournaments Information

January 30, 2018
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
For Immediate Release – Jan. 30, 2018
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Winter Tournaments Information
OHSAA News and Media Center: http://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.
Upcoming OHSAA State Tournaments – Media Credentials
Media Information & Credential Center: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
Credential Applications Must Be Submitted by Noon Tuesday During the Week of the State Tournament 
      Dual Team Wrestling – Feb. 11 at St. John Arena, The Ohio State University
      Swimming & Diving – Feb. 21-24 at C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton
      Bowling, Div. II – March 2 & 3 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl (no advance media registration required)
      Gymnastics – March 2 & 3 at Hilliard Bradley High School
      Individual Wrestling – March 8-10 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University
      Bowling, Div. I – March 9 & 10 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl (no advance media registration required)
      Ice Hockey – March 9 & 10 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus
      Girls Basketball – March 15-17 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University
      Boys Basketball – March 22-24 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University
  • Radio stations: Learn more about the OHSAA Radio Network’s coverage of the basketball state tournaments (see additional note below).
Updated 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 history and state record books.
Spectrum Sports is the Official Television and Streaming Partner of the OHSAA
Spectrum Sports will provide exclusive television and/or online streaming play-by-play coverage of the OHSAA winter sports state tournaments on channel 1311HD/311 across Ohio as well as on channel 510 in the formerly Insight portions of the Columbus area. Live streaming coverage is available for Spectrum subscribers at www.MySpectrumSports.com.
     Spectrum Sports Winter 2018 State Tournament Programming:
  • Wrestling Dual Team State Tournament - Session 2 Only (Feb. 11)
  • Swimming State Finals (Feb. 23 and 24)
  • Wrestling Individual Tournament - Session 5 Only (March 10)
  • Hockey State Tournament - All 3 Games (March 9-10)
  • Boys Basketball Selected Sectional, District and Regional Games (TBA)
  • Girls Basketball State Tournament - All 12 Games (March 15-17)
  • Boys Basketball State Tournament - All 12 Games (March 22-24)
  • Bowling and Gymnastics (Highlights)
OHSAA Radio Network Set for Basketball State Tournaments
The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all 12 games from girls and boys basketball state tournaments. There is no charge for stations to carry network broadcasts and affiliates can have waived broadcast fees for their own regional and state tournament broadcasts. 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 or through an online stream. Contact Tim Stried or visit http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
OHSAA Radio Network Tournament Tipoff Shows Begin Feb. 6
Once again the OHSAA Radio Network will produce a series of seven weekly 25-minute basketball pregame shows, designed to have a statewide updates and information and be used prior to stations’ pregame shows of tournament game broadcasts. Host Marty Bannister will set the scene in Ohio high school basketball for that week, interview guests and look ahead to the state tournaments. The shows will be distributed every Tuesday afternoon beginning February 6.
Regional and State Tournament Pairings
The OHSAA will release wrestling state tournament brackets, ice hockey state tournament pairings and girls basketball regional pairings on Sunday, March 4. Boys basketball regional pairings and girls basketball state tournament pairings will be released on Sunday, March 11. Boys basketball state tournament pairings will be released on Saturday, March 17.
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 social media platforms and elsewhere.
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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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