My guess is geography will not be at the forefront as to where they take place. It may not be ideal for many teams but I wouldn't be surprised if only one or none take place in Central Ohio.Curious what schools and how they will go about finals, hopefully they can use gyms that have spotlights. I am not familiar with central ohio so not sure which H.S. venues would be best.
The memo said likely Central Ohio high schools for all 3 divisions is why i referred to that. I dont think it makes sense to send teams across the state when there are options to "meet in the middle"My guess is geography will not be at the forefront as to where they take place. It may not be ideal for many teams but I wouldn't be surprised if only one or none take place in Central Ohio.
Ah, okay. I missed that. I had just heard that one school had been asked about hosting quite a while ago and it is definitely not centrally located. I agree it does make the most sense. I just figured that the deciding factor would be gym capacity more so than location.The memo said likely Central Ohio high schools for all 3 divisions is why i referred to that. I dont think it makes sense to send teams across the state when there are options to "meet in the middle"
It is possible to select Locations around Columbus that are NOT in Franklin County. And after football I think it would be wise to select locations outside Franklin for that exact purpose.My only worry would be schools in Franklin County after what happened with football. For all I know that conversation may've already happened.
Almost have to have split sessions if the 300 spectator limit is still in place. Or multiple gyms...Someone told me that OHSAA has indicated the state tournament will be at three locations, though nothing has officially been announced yet, with all locations being around Columbus.
Completely speculating, but you are talking about three high school facilities with enough capacity to accommodate a couple spectators per athlete. Another complete speculation, I think you see some sort of split session approach to further enable the distancing/capacity restrictions - it's pretty much been hinted that sectional and district tournaments will involve split sessions (at least in the northeast).
Well, the whole thing used to be at Nutter (Wright State). They could possibly work something out with OHSAA I would think, but that isn't centrally located, so I'd say it's doubtful. Otterbien may make sense, but I've only ever been in their fieldhouse (WAA, Freestyle and Greco State).I think the best model is going to have 3 different tournaments in 3 different areas.
I do like the idea of finding 3 suburban columbus schools. Maybe a Hilliard, a dublin and an olentangy?
The other Idea would be to put it in 3 very different parts. Maybe Dayton (Not sure what schools would be best, but I know there are options), Toledo (Clay/ Perrsyburg), Canton/ Akron (I would love to see McKinley host)..
I would Think there are many D1 schools who could host...
Maybe have D1 schools host d2/ d3 and find a college venue to host D1? (Covelli, Ashland, Wright State, we have a ton of D3 schools, would any make sense?)
Legendary...What helps colleges recruit students?- The students visit the campus. With the tournament, you will have both student-athletes & 2- parent(s).
Ashland U for example sits in NORTH central Ohio with a great location right off I-71 with plenty of hotels. Plus, AU has one of the best convocation/cafeterias in the land.
Not to mention those that are having sports in their gyms have had extremely limited, if they allowed fans at all. I wonder if they gave the date range to allow split days even?One of the challenges to having the event at a college is going to be facility rental cost. The other challenge would be that if colleges are barely letting regular students onto their campuses - and if students are on campus, they are very restricted in what they can do and where they can go - how would it look that they bring in 200+ athletes, two parents per athlete, and 2+ coaches per school onto their campus?