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614 Sports: Wrapping up Buckeyes season, Crew preseason

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Columbus Crew SC: Challenge Accepted by Gyasi Zardes

Before the 2018 MLS season kicks-off next month, Crew SC has been sharpening its skills in various competitions and friendlies. Recently, the preseason Carolina Challenge Cup has revealed a Crew team that, despite losing its primary offensive producers from 2017 in Ola Kamara and Justin Meram, doesn’t appear to be missing much of a beat from their impressive playoff run last season. Crew SC dominated Atlanta United FC 3-1 last weekend sans a dramatic penalty shootout and beat the Charleston Battery 2-1 last night in come-from-behind fashion with a brace (two goals) from headers courtesy of newcomer #11 Gyasi Zardes, who is fitting in quite nicely with Crew SC.

Columbus Crew SC will play Minnesota United at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina this Saturday at 5 p.m. on beIN SPORTS for their final Carolina Challenge Cup match.

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OSU Men’s B-Ball: Time to Assemble a New Winning Streak

A drive on I-70 W and then IN-37 S will lead the #16 Ohio State men’s basketball team (23-7, 14-3) to Bloomington to face the Indiana Hoosiers (16-13, 9-8) for the final game of the regular season. Following a dominating 79-52 home win against Rutgers on Senior Night, the Buckeyes will secure a seed somewhere in the top-3 with a win or loss versus IU for next week’s Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden (So that’s why Rutgers was added to the Big Ten. Got it.). And with just one win in their last three games, the Buckeyes need to make a statement against the Hoosiers in a rowdy environment on the road before competing under the bright, unforgiving lights of New York.

Tune into The Ohio State Buckeyes playing the Indiana Hoosiers tomorrow night at Assembly Hall at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

Blue Jackets: Playing in Philly Can Be a Wild Card

A 2-1 road win in New Jersey this past Tuesday night gave Columbus much-needed points as the Blue Jackets (65 points) are currently sitting in that precious final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. And with the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders just 1-point behind Columbus, every game and point matters going forward. Earning a W against the Flyers (72 points), a fellow Metro Division foe, would mark CBJ’s brief east coast road trip a (necessary) success.

The Columbus Blue Jackets will play the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center on Fox Sports Ohio at 7 p.m.

P.S. Watch out for those famously infamous Philly sports fans.

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Columbus is a frontrunner to host return of the NHL in proposed plan

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With some teams telling players to report for workouts on May 15, the future of the current NHL season is still anything but certain. For now, it seems hockey commissioner Gary Bettman is eyeing a a plan to finish out regular season play by centralizing games at four locations. According to a report from the New York Post, Columbus and the facilities at Nationwide Arena are among the frontrunners being considered to host one of these proposed "quadrants," should the NHL resume play this summer.

Hockey blog thehockeywriters.com offers a deep-dive into the many factors that have put Columbus on the short list of candidates for this modified NHL season, including the abundance of hotels in the area of Nationwide Arena, the more-than-adequate facilities of the arena itself, and the encouragingly low number of Covid cases in Franklin County.

While it's still way, way too early to say whether or not this plan will move forward, it's encouraging nonetheless to see Columbus recognized as a frontrunner for the return of national televised sports. Just don't count on sitting in the stands with 80k of your fellow fans anytime soon.

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Memorial Tourney gets mid-summer date but will fans be allowed?

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It may be a little early to break out the polo shirt and comfy walking shoes, but the good news is that one the city's most visible sporting events will be held this year after all. The big question remains: will Gov. DeWine allow fans to attend?

Thursday, the PGA Tour announced The Memorial Tournament will play the week of July 13-19 at Muirfield Village Golf Club and feature an increased field from 120 to 144 players. The invitational’s one-time expanded field size allowance will provide additional playing opportunities for touring professionals in light of the TOUR’s reduced schedule.

“This is an unprecedented time in our world, as well as the world of sports,” said Founder and Host Jack Nicklaus. “I can’t emphasize enough the message related to doing your part by social distancing and helping our nation and world by slowing this pandemic. But while we all need to come together and be strong, we also need to be understanding and flexible."

Recognizing Governor DeWine’s Ohio Stay at Home order and public gatherings ban guidelines currently in place, the Memorial will proceed with an understanding that its operation may require alterations. The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide will continue to offer patron badges, enhanced with a special offer that includes honoring original presale badge rates – starting at $185 for a weekly patron badge – and a complimentary $20 merchandise card (limit one per order, per household) redeemable at all on-site golf shops during Tournament week.

The Tournament plans to monitor the State of Ohio COVID-19 regulations and will employ changes relative to patron access if needed. If it is determined that the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide will be staged without patrons, a full refund policy will be implemented.

“This has been a couple months we would soon like to forget, but hopefully we can make this a summer to remember," added Nicklaus.

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Goodbye Yellow and Black? Columbus Crew could change name

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With the announcement of the new downtown stadium in the post-"Save the Crew" era, the future of Columbus Crew SC seemed secure.

Now, a report from The Dispatch is once against casting doubt on the club's continued existence—at least in its current form. According to "sources close to the Crew’s front office," management is giving serious thought to changing the team name, colors, and logo by the time the new stadium opens in the summer of 2021.

For commentary on the situation, including a statement from a team spokesperson, read the full rundown at The Dispatch.

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