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MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Winter Tournaments Information

February 11, 2020
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
For Immediate Release – Feb. 10, 2020
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Winter 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 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 Information & Credential Center: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
Credential Applications Must Be Submitted by Noon Tuesday During the Week of the State Tournament Unless Otherwise Noted 
      Dual Team Wrestling – Feb. 16 at St. John Arena, The Ohio State University
      Swimming & Diving – Feb. 19-22 at C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton
      Bowling, Div. II – Feb. 28-29 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl (no advance media registration required)
      Gymnastics – Feb. 28-29 at Hilliard Bradley High School
      Bowling, Div. I – March 6-7 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl (no advance media registration required)
      Girls Basketball – March 12-14 at St. John Arena, The Ohio State University
      Individual Wrestling – March 13-15 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University
      Ice Hockey – March 14-15 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus
      Boys Basketball – March 19-21 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).
Spectrum News 1 is the Official Television Partner of the OHSAA
Spectrum News 1 will provide exclusive television play-by-play coverage of the OHSAA girls and boys basketball state championship games. Requests to televise or webcast other state tournament contests should be sent to Tim Stried at the OHSAA to check availability. Video requests for sectional, district and regional contests should be directed to the site manager. Live video of any OHSAA postseason tournament contest is only allowed through OHSAA approval.
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 (24 local avails per game). 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. 19
The OHSAA Radio Network will produce a series of five 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 sets the scene in Ohio high school basketball for that week, interviews guests and looks ahead to the state tournaments. The shows will be distributed every Wednesday morning beginning February 19. The OHSAA Radio Network is powered by Chocolate Milk.
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.
Regional and State Tournament Pairings
The OHSAA will release wrestling state tournament brackets, ice hockey state tournament pairings and girls basketball state tournament pairings and boys basketball regional pairings on Sunday, March 8. Boys basketball state tournament pairings will be released on Sunday, March 15.
Feature Stories Request
Media are asked to email Tim Stried with links to feature stories about sportsmanship or overcoming adversity for posting on the OHSAA’s 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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