NEWS NETWORK TO TELECAST
INSURANCE OHIO ALL-STAR CLASSIC
COLUMBUS – The Ohio News Network (ONN) will telecast the Grange Insurance Ohio
All-Star Classic from Columbus Crew Stadium on Saturday, June 22, the Ohio High
School Football Coaches Association and Crew Stadium officials announced today.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The 57th Ohio All-Star Classic will feature 68 of the best
high-school football players in the state, including thirteen that will play for
Ohio State in 2002 and 24 that have accepted scholarships to play in the Big Ten
Conference. OSU recruits who will participate include quarterback Justin Zwick
(Massillon Washington), linebackers Bobby Carpenter (Lancaster) and Mike Kudla
(Medina Highland), Roy Hall (Lyndhurst Brush) and defensive end Quinn Pitcock
"We are excited that this year's Grange Insurance Ohio All-Star Classic will
be televised live on the Ohio News Network," said Steve Gilbert, president of
the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association and head coach at Tiffin
Columbian. "This partnership will bring unprecedented visibility to the Ohio
All-Star Classic and its sponsors and enable us to reach our goal of making this
game the best all-star football game in the country."
ONN is Ohio's 24-hour news, weather and sports channel. It is available in
cable homes across Ohio. ONN is a member of the Dispatch Broadcast Group, which
includes WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM/FM, Ohio News Network and Radio Sound Network in
Columbus, Ohio; WTHR-TV and WALV-LP in Indianapolis, Indiana; Dispatch
Interactive Television in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.
"As Ohio's exclusive channel for
the live OHSAA state championship games, ONN is pleased to add this premier
football event to our sports lineup and showcase Ohio's top high school football
players to hometowns and sports enthusiasts across the
Buckeye state," said John Butte, ONN vice president and
general manager. Tickets are available by visiting the Columbus Crew Stadium box
office or by calling Columbus Crew Stadium at 614-447-CREW.