Kobe Bryant in Attendance ads to the Excitement!
It turns out that lightning can strike twice. As it did for Notre Dame when Arike Ogubowale sunk buzzer-beater shots to advance to and later to win the NCAA 2018 Div I Women's Basketball Championship at Nationwide Arena this past weekend.
On twitter broadcast analyst and former NCAA player, LaChina Robinson said, “In my 16 Women’s Final Fours, this has been the best, By FAR. Well done Columbus.” Notre Dame's winning coach Muffet McGraw had this to say, “Just an incredible job by Columbus and the local community. Great support for women’s basketball and definitely one of the best Final Fours since 2001, right?” 2001 being the last time the Irish won the Championship.
Here in Central Ohio the Championship game pulled the highest television rating in the Country at 8.5 percent of viewers. Ohio State and Columbus last hosted an NCAA Semifinal and Final in 2005 when the Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four was held at the Schottenstein Center to similar praise from visitors.
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Get a Commemorative Person of the Year Polo Shirt!
Get this commemorative Polo Shirt from our 2017 POY Golf Outing for Jim Tressel and re-live the magic all over again! This outing was amazing and now you can get your hands on this limited edition Polo Shirt and be the talk of the office all year!!
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Tressel announced 2017 Agonis Person of Year
Please join The Agonis Club of Columbus, its proud members and past OSU greats as we honor OSU Coaching Legend Mr. Jim Tressel (@JimTressel5) as our 2017 Person of The Year On Monday May 8, 2017 at The Medallion Club. Check this website for more details to come!
Northeast Ohio Native, Tressel graduated from Berea High School in 1971. Earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College (1975) and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Akron (1977).
Jim Tressel start his football coaching career as an assistant at Ohio State University, Syracuse University, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Akron. In all of his coaching posts, Tressel also taught in the classroom to remain engaged with the student body.
In 1986 Tressel became head football coach at Youngstown State University. Within two seasons, the Penguins were in the NCAA Playoffs. He was named executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1994. In his 15-year tenure as head football coach, Tressel’s teams amassed a record of 135-52-2, appeared in the playoffs 10 times and won four national championships.
Tressel left YSU in 2001 to become head football coach at Ohio State University. From 2001 to 2010, he guided the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Championship, six Big Ten Championships, nine bowl appearances, seven 10-win seasons and an 8-1 record against Michigan. His record at Ohio State was 94-21.
Tressel has published two books: “The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life” (2008) and “Life Promises for Success” (2011). His lengthy list of awards includes the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994 and 2002, the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2002, Chevrolet National Coach of the Year in 1997, 1994 and 1993, the Paul “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year in 2002 and the Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2002. At YSU, he received the Heritage Award in 2008.
He was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, both in 2015. He entered the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.
In 2015, Ellen and Jim Tressel made a $1 million pledge to create the Ellen and Jim Tressel Student Work Opportunity Endowment Fund at YSU, an initiative to help expand student employment opportunities on campus. It was the latest in an extensive list of fund raising and philanthropy activities for the Tressels. They also participated in the YSU campaigns for the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the expansion of Stambaugh Stadium and the Watson and Tressel Training Site. In 2007, Frank and Norma Watson and Jim and Ellen Tressel donated a combined $1 million to the YSU Centennial Campaign to help fund the WATTS. He also was co-chair of the $110 million campaign for the renovation of Ohio State University’s William Oxley Thompson Library. Along with his university fund raising, Tressel has also been called upon to lead many campaigns for the entire community and its needs.
Ellen Tressel is a YSU graduate and an accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist who remains engaged in charitable causes and community organizations in cities where she and her husband have built careers and raised family, including Youngstown, Columbus and Akron. She began her own financial career in her family’s business in Youngstown and served 17 years at Butler, Wick and Co.
They are the proud parents of four accomplished adults: Zak, Carlee, Eric and Whitney.
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At The Ohio State University Golf Club, functioning sustainably is an everyday objective.
Golf courses provide environmental benefits by creating urban green spaces, protecting coastal areas, and providing soil stabilization and habitats for wildlife. According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), until as recently as the 1990s, many courses used negative practices including the removal of native vegetation leading to runoff and soil erosion; over-irrigation or use of scarce water resources for irrigation; and the frequent use of harmful pesticides and other chemicals that pollute waterways.
At The Ohio State University Golf Club, functioning sustainably is an everyday objective. Groundskeepers at Ohio State’s Scarlet and Gray courses fulfill their responsibility to the environment by mixing appropriate sustainability efforts into each section of the 300-acre facility, which is located in a residential neighborhood just three miles from the university’s Columbus campus.
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