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Plain Dealer Mar 3, 2015

Ohio State football gets commitment from four-star 2016 DE Terrell Hall: Buckeyes recruiting

Ohio State got its seventh commitment in the 2016 recruiting class from Washington D.C. defensive end Terrell Hall.
Columbus Dispatch Mar 3, 2015

Soccer | Crew's home has new name: Mapfre Stadium

It started with a summertime phone call to sell some tickets. Today, it culminates with the biggest commercial partnership deal in Crew SC history -- the signing of Mapfre Insurance as the first stadium naming-rights partner in team history. Team and company officials announced the deal this morning. Goodbye, Crew Stadium. Hello, Mapfre Stadium.
The Crew Mar 3, 2015
Quote sheet: Crew SC partners with MAPFRE Insurance for stadium naming rights

Quote sheet: Crew SC partners with MAPFRE Insurance for stadium naming rights

OPENING STATEMENTS COLUMBUS CREW SC PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS ANDY LOUGHNANE Read More
The Crew Mar 3, 2015
Precourt says stadium-rights deal underpins competitive future, hints at USMNT return

Precourt says stadium-rights deal underpins competitive future, hints at USMNT return

America’s first soccer-specific stadium has a new name. Columbus Crew SC officials announced at a press conference Tuesday that the facility formerly known as Crew Stadium has been renamed MAPFRE Stadium as part of a naming rights deal with the Madrid-based insurance company. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Mar 3, 2015

Blue Jackets, Capitals at a glance

Injury update : D Kevin Connauton (lower body) is doubtful; D Ryan Murray (ankle), C Brandon Dubinsky (concussion) RW Jeremy Morin (heart), RW Jack Skille (shoulder), LW Matt Calvert (concussion) and LW Boone Jenner (back) are out.
The Crew Mar 3, 2015
Introducing MAPFRE Stadium: Columbus Crew SC reveals historic stadium naming rights partnership with MAPFRE Insurance

Introducing MAPFRE Stadium: Columbus Crew SC reveals historic stadium naming rights partnership with MAPFRE Insurance

Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has partnered with MAPFRE Insurance in a historic deal that will see Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States, now named MAPFRE Stadium. Built in 1999, Crew SC now takes the pitch for its 17th season at MAPFRE Stadium and prepares for its historic 20th season in Major League Soccer this year. In a multi-million dollar agreement, the largest partnership in club history, MAPFRE Stadium becomes the home of the Black & Gold. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

Blue Jackets notebook: Trade of James Wisniewski shows faith in young defenders

The progress made by the Blue Jackets' younger defensemen — David Savard, Ryan Murray, Kevin Connauton, Cody Goloubef and unsigned prospect Mike Reilly — was the impetus for parting with James Wisniewski, the club’s highest-scoring (29 points in 56 games) and highest-paid ($5.5 million salary-cap hit) defender.
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

Michael Arace commentary: Jordan Leopold's daughter gets her daddy back

NHL trade deadline day is like a high-stakes poker game that uses high-priced sports celebrities as chips. Fans love it. Teams are torn apart or remade in a day as bodies fly hither and yon. Monday, before the 3p.m. deadline, 20 deals were made and 35 players were put on planes and flown to different franchises. Hockey fans paid rapt attention. They said things like, “Did the Lightning really throw in a first-round pick for Braydon Coburn?” and “I can’t believe the Jackets were able to dump Wiz’s contract.” Humanity can be lost on deadline day. Yesterday, it was not. It was saved...
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

Crew to announce new name for its stadium

The first soccer-specific stadium in the United States is set for a new name. Crew SC will announce Tuesday its first stadium-naming rights partner, putting a new name on Crew Stadium. Team officials declined to identify the partner, but just one name has been spotted in mock-ups plastered around the stadium: Mapfre Insurance, a Spanish company that has expanded into the U.S. in recent years. On Oct. 27, several banners welcoming fans to “Mapfre Stadium” were spotted hanging at the south end of the stadium. Through a spokesman that day, the Crew issued a statement — “We remain active...
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

Ohio State football: D.C. defensive end commits to Buckeyes

Defensive end Terrell Hall of Washington became the seventh member of the Ohio State 2016 recruiting class.
Plain Dealer Mar 2, 2015

Ohio State moves up in rankings and (more importantly) projected NCAA Tournament bracket seedings

The Buckeyes moved back into the top 25 Monday after two wins last week, but what matters more is how they fit into NCAA brackets with just one week left in the regular season.
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

NHL trade deadline: Blue Jackets send Leopold to Wild

The Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round draft pick.
Plain Dealer Mar 2, 2015

Four-star CB Chauncey Gardner earns invite to The Opening, names Ohio State in new top three: Buckeyes recruiting

Four-star cornerback Chauncey Gardner of Cocoa, Fla., announced his top 10 on Twitter last week. Just a few days later, Gardner said three schools from that list are standing out even more. Those schools are Florida State, Ohio State and LSU.
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

Big Ten football: Iowa students' lack of interest leads to cut in ticket prices

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa is slashing prices on student season football tickets after a disappointing turnout in 2014. The Hawkeyes are offering ticket packages for just $125 -- a $50 reduction from last season -- for students who renew by May 15.
Columbus Dispatch Mar 2, 2015

Soccer | Crew: Three draft picks sign

Crew SC has signed draft picks Sergio Campbell, Sagi Lev-Ari and Kalen Ryden in advance of today’s Major League Soccer roster deadline. The signings put the Crew at 28 players under contract with Congo midfielder Cedrick Mabwati set to join the team this summer as the 29th. Rosters were capped at 30 players last year.

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