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Crew Stadium Renamed to Mapfre Stadium

Walker Evans Walker Evans Crew Stadium Renamed to Mapfre Stadium

After sixteen years, Crew Stadium will be no more. The Columbus Crew SC announced this morning that the naming rights have been sold for the first time ever, and MAPFRE (pronounced “MAH-fray”) Insurance is the official partner. If you’re not familiar with the insurance company, that’s likely because it’s actually based in Madrid, Spain.  “We are […]

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Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Cycling Team Promotes Women in a Male Dominated Sport

Meet the Lady Gnar Shedders, a women’s developmental cycling racing team, rare in a sport mainly dominated by men. That small fact doesn’t alarm this team of fierce women racers though. Since the team formed in 2013 they have collectively participated in 206 races, and nearly 100 community events in 2014 alone. Surprisingly, competitive cycling […]

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Huntington Park named Ballpark of the Year for Fourth Time

Walker Evans Walker Evans Huntington Park named Ballpark of the Year for Fourth Time

Baseball stadium review website BaseballStadiumReviews.com absolutely loves Huntington Park. For the fourth time in the six years that it has been in operation, the site has named it Ballpark of the Year. “We are thrilled & honored to once again be bestowed with recognition as the country’s Ballpark of the Year,” said Columbus Clippers President and […]

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Ohio Machine Picks up Seven Players in MLL Draft

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Machine Picks up Seven Players in MLL Draft

Local pro lacrosse team The Ohio Machine added seven new players on Friday in the league’s annual draft. Selected players include University of North Carolina attackman Jimmy Bitter and The Ohio State University’s David Planning. “We feel that we got our guy,” said Machine VP & Head Coach Bear Davis. “Overall, we are very pleased with […]

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Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

Walker Evans Walker Evans Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government announced plans to protest the 2012 purchase of Nationwide Arena by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, which the group says is unfair to taxpayers. According to their press, release issued today: The Coalition points to a continuation of the disappointing trend that underfunds the public purchase of Nationwide Arena […]

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Photos: Ohio State at the 2015 National Championship Game

 Brian Hendricks Photos: Ohio State at the 2015 National Championship Game

Editors Note by Walker Evans: On January 12, The Ohio State Buckeyes won the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship, defeating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Head Coach Urban Meyer led the team to their first national championship win since 2002. For more discussion on the OSU 2014-2015 Season, […]

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Best Local Sports Team of 2014: Ohio State Football

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Local Sports Team of 2014: Ohio State Football

No matter your preference for favorite local team, 2014 was a great year for sports in Columbus. The Blue Jackets made it to the playoffs back in April. And then the Columbus Clippers made it to the semi-finals in September. And then the Columbus Crew made it to the playoffs in November. Even the OSU Men’s […]

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