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614Sports: OSU alumni dominate The Basketball Tournament

614Sports: OSU alumni dominate The Basketball Tournament

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Oh Captain, Crew Captain: Wil Trapp Led Columbus to Victory

Fast-forward to the 88th minute when a #11 Gyasi Zardes penalty tied the game at 2-2. At this point, most might have been satisfied with a hard-earned point.

But not Crew SC captain #6 Wil Trapp as the favorite son of Columbus gave Crew fans a moment they will not soon forget.

Columbus Crew SC pulled off a thrilling 3-2 win at home against Orlando City this past Saturday night with a picture-perfect 35-yard (you read that right!) 2018 World Cup-caliber upper-90 laser by captain #6 Wil Trapp—his first goal of the season—in the 92nd minute that may prove to be a galvanizing pivot point for a Columbus team that’s been struggling in recent weeks.

Columbus Crew SC (33 points) travels to New York New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls (38 points) at Red Bull Arena this Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET.


Scarlet & Gray Won with a Capital W

The roster for Scarlet & Gray—in what appears to be for an elite men’s college basketball alumni league—reads like a “Who’s Who” of former Buckeye b-ball stars during the past decade:

Aaron Craft, Jared Sullinger, David Lighty, Greg Oden (for this upcoming weekend), Dallas Lauderdale, William Buford, B.J. Mullens and Jon Diebler.

The Scarlet & Gray is coached by Scoonie Penn, as well as Portland Trail Blazer Evan Turner.


In two games this past weekend in the Midwest Regional of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), which should be renamed the Throwback Basketball Tournament, the Scarlet & Gray began with a dominating 99-68 rout against the West Virginia Wildcats.

Yesterday’s game was more competitive for the Scarlet & Gray against the Matadors (Texas Tech alumni) as it took until the 7:53 mark in the 4th quarter to turn the tide for good.

The Scarlet & Gray won the exciting game 82-73 on an alley-oop from William Buford to David Lighty to raucous applause in a sold-out Capital University basketball arena filled with Buckeye fans.

The one-seed Scarlet & Gray will play in the Sweet Sixteen of the TBT in Atlanta this weekend. The prize is $2 million for the winning team.

Ohio Machine Gear Up for Thursday’s Game

Mark your calendars as the Ohio Machine will feature a craft beer festival called “Gears & Beers” this Thursday, July 26. It starts at 5:30 p.m. before the home game at Fortress Obetz at 7 p.m. against the Florida Launch.

  • Beer festival and LAX ticket packages start at $45.
  • 10 Columbus breweries will be represented.
  • 5 oz. souvenir sampling mug and lanyard included.
  • 12 taste tickets.

For more details, call 614-754-1973 or visit


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