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Cincinnati Rollergirls Ready to Hit the Rink

Mar 28, 2014
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The Cincinnati Rollergirls have their first game of the season Saturday night at The Cincinnati Gardens. If you’ve never seen them, this is NOT your father’s roller derby, that staple of late-night weekend television. Played on a flat track, the action is up-close, fast, and fun. Team members Sydney Greathouse, player name Big Ugly, Jennifer Damron, Sailor Scary to her teammates, and Amanda Wilson, aka Mama Crass, join us.

2014 Opening Day Playlist

Mar 25, 2014

Opening Day in Cincinnati is like no other.  With the help of the Cincinnati Reds, we have curated a special Opening Day Spotfiy playlist to help get you fired up for the 2014 season.  These are the songs you'll hear at Great American Ballpark when your favorite players come up to bat.

Go Reds!

Play Ball!

Mar 25, 2014
WVXU, Tana Weingartner

  With a seemingly never-ending winter it’s hard to believe opening day is less than a week away, but the people are more than ready for our city’s unofficial holiday and the first game of the season.

Curling, on the Button

Feb 12, 2014

  Curling has been described as a mixture of bowling and shuffleboard, with a hint of bocce, on ice, and has become a sensation of the Winter Olympics. But how much do you know about the sport? Cincinnati Curling Club members Jonathan Penney and Stephanie Simpson join us to explain curling, and why its popularity is growing in the US.

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  With snow on the ground and temperatures well below freezing, it seems as if Opening Day is a long way off.

A Winter's Walk in the the Woods

Dec 11, 2013

Bengals Lead AFC North, For Now

Nov 20, 2013

Despite being one of the winningest professional sports franchises in the Greater Cincinnati area lately, The Cincinnati Cyclones do some of their hardest work off the ice.

The Cyclones, our ECHL representatives and affiliate with both the Nashville Predators and the Florida Panthers, pride themselves on providing a fun, affordable and family-friendly atmosphere for all of their home games.

Sean Lynn, director of marketing and PR for the Cyclones gave me a preview of some of the upcoming events and attractions that the 2013 season will bring, including Star Wars Night, Super Hero Night (featuring Capn' America team jerseys and an appearance by Iron Man), Kids Eat Free Nights and much more.

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Here's what the Reds had to say about Dusty Baker leaving the team:

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty has announced the team will make a managerial change heading into the 2014 season.

The new manager will replace Dusty Baker, who went 509-463 in his 6 seasons in Cincinnati. There was no announcement regarding changes on the coaching staff.       

Brennaman signs extension with Reds

Sep 19, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season to serve as the play-by-play voice of the Reds on Radio Network.  The 71-year-old Brennaman has been the lead voice of the Reds radio team since 1974.  He shared the booth for 31 years with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall. 

Reds honor Joe Morgan this weekend

Sep 6, 2013
Cincinnati Reds

All the Reds players who made up the Great Eight will be taking part in the dedication ceremonies for the new Joe Morgan statue at Great American Ball Park this weekend. 

Reds Hall of Fame executive director Rick Walls says Morgan was one of the last players to join the famed starting eight on the Big Red Machine of the 1970's.

"Joe was one of the final pieces that came in '72 in the trade with Cesar Geronimo," said Walls.  "So the last two starting members came in, that kind of solidified that group, and when that group of eight played together it was so special."

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The NFL is suspending Cincinnati Bengal DeQuin Evans for the first eight games of the season. The league says Evans violated its policy on performance enhancing substances.

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Tennis for everyone

Of the 176,000 visitors to the Western & Southern Open last year, all 50 states were represented and so were 20 countries. Organizers say the tournament goes out of its way to make international visitors feel welcome with special greeters at CVG and information booths staffed by multilingual volunteers.

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the five former players nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame, and it’s time for fans to cast their votes. Howard Wilkinson welcomes Rick Walls from the Hall into the studio to talk about the voting process and this year’s nominees: Jeff Brantley, John Franco, Danny Graves, Ken Griffey Jr., and Reggie Sanders.

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Flying Pig Marathon organizers are hoping the "Road to Rio Runs through Cincinnati." That's the slogan for their bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.

Ryan Hall won the 2008 trials and placed 10th in Beijing. He's helping with the bid and race course design. Hall says Cincinnati has great energy.

Bengals Preview

Aug 7, 2013

Serious Reds fans will know the name Gene Bennett. He was a long-time scout for the team, responsible for finding such great players as Don Gullett, Chris Sabo and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin for the team. He retired in 2011 after 58 years with the team, but still stays active in the game with his Gene Bennett Classic, a gathering of young, talented baseball players at Shawnee State University, hoping to get a look by pro scouts. Gene Bennett talks about his long career and some of the great players he’s been associated with in an interview with Mark Heyne.

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Camera crews are in Cincinnati to shoot the Cincinnati Bengals training camp for the HBO series Hard Knocks.  They'll be putting in a lot of time and effort as they record the daily routines of the players and coaches for the sports-based reality show.

W&S Open

The biggest names in tennis will grace center court this summer at the Western & Southern Open. Officials say Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will compete on the men's side. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Li Na will compete for the women's title.

Here's the full release:

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They stand in a long line, a sea of pensive faces stretches across a wide green field. Every eye is trained down range at small yellow, red and blue targets.

The giant archery competition being held this weekend at Joyce Park in Hamilton is actually three competitions in one: The U.S. National Target Championships, The U.S. Open and the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Nationals. More than 700 people from across the country are competing.

If you want to be nationally ranked, or make it to world or Olympic competition, you must shoot here.

X celebrates entry into Big East

Jul 1, 2013
Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Xavier University sees a lot of benefits, athletic and otherwise, as it enters the Big East Conference.  Lots of X fans, students and supporters packed Fountain Square Monday afternoon as the university officially joined the 10-team league.  Among them was Jay Skeldon, who started the Musketeer Madness website as a student in 1997.

"What's happening today with the Big East and being part of such a great conference with such great tradition, great teams, like-member institutions, is just phenomenal," he said.

The coaches' take

Summer exhibits at the Reds Hall of Fame

Jun 28, 2013

Chris Eckes, the operations manager and chief curator of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about a couple of the current exhibitions, including the salute to Joe Morgan and the display of autographs from the entire history of the ball club, and the few that have eluded him.

NKU announces new athletic director

Jun 26, 2013
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Northern Kentucky University says that Ken Bothof has been named the school’s Director of Athletics.  He'll start the job on Aug. 19.  Bothof comes to NKU from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he has served as athletic director since 2002.

The University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium will soon be a construction zone.

UC's board has approved the more than $80 million upgrade plan.

Athletic Director Whit Babcock says construction will begin in December and should wrap up in August 2015. The university says it is considering playing its 2014 games at Paul Brown Stadium.

As expected, the board also froze in-state tuition levels for next year.

NKU set to name new athletic director

Jun 24, 2013

Northern Kentucky University says it will announce its new athletic director during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. 

There are three finalists:

Don't miss these upcoming run/bike/outdoor events

Jun 21, 2013

There’s never a shortage of runs and other athletic events around town. On this edition of The Front Row with Betsy Ross, you will hear about the upcoming Hyde Park Blast from organizer Cheryl Koopman; and October’s TQL Urban Race from Jo Wehage.

2013 Western & Southern Open coming in August

Jun 7, 2013

It’s fast approaching, and now is the time to make your plans. The 2013 Western & Southern Open runs from August 10-18 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason. Will Sikes, spokesman for the tournament, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about this year’s event.

Cincinnati Reds Update with Mark Schmetzer

May 31, 2013
mlb.com

Mark Schmetzer, author of The Comeback Kids: Cincinnati Reds 2010 Championship Season is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk Reds baseball.

Bengals Bowling Bash for Most Valuable Kids

May 24, 2013

The Most Valuable Kids program provides inner-city and high risk kids the opportunity to attend sporting events, concerts, plays and more by receiving contributions of tickets that would otherwise go unused. To help fund their efforts, they will host their Bengals Bowling Bash on June 8 at Princeton Bowl. Learn more about MVK and this event from Sherri Friedman when she's in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

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