Reds NL Central Champs gear/Team Shop info
CINCINNATI (Sept. 22, 2012) – The Cincinnati Reds and Great American Ball Park retail and food service partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice are extending hours of the Reds Team Shop by Majestic to help fans celebrate the team’s 2012 National League Central Division title, clinched this evening with a win over the Dodgers.
The team shop, located just outside the ballpark on Joe Nuxhall Way, will remain open all night long and is scheduled to stay open for about 32 consecutive hours, closing an hour after the Reds vs. Dodgers game ends on Sunday night.
At the team shop, fans will find the best selection of official 2012 National League Central Division Champions and authentic Reds Postseason playoff apparel, including:
• Official NL Central Division Championship T-shirt by Majestic in adult, women and youth sizes
• Authentic Reds 2012 Playoffs adjustable cap by ‘47 Brand
• Pennants, pins and baseballs to commemorate the title of National League Central Division Champions
“We want all Reds fans have an opportunity to commemorate this great season and be ready for the Playoffs with official gear,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. “Our Team Shop has the best selection of official Postseason apparel and merchandise.”
There will be special events for fans at the team shop on Sunday:
• 1 to 3 a.m.: “Happy Hour at the Team Shop” with free peanuts and popcorn
• 6 to 10 a.m.: “Wake Up with the Team Shop” with free coffee and donuts
• 10 to Noon: Free hot dogs from the John Morrell Hot Dog Truck
• 4 to 6:30 p.m.: Reds Mascots Mr. Redlegs, Gapper and Mr. Red
Then starting Monday the team shop will begin daily operating hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with extended evening hours on game days.
Reds Team Shop by Majestic has the largest selection of Reds jerseys, coats and other apparel by Majestic, the official uniform provider of Major League Baseball, as well as MLB-licensed merchandise from Nike, ‘47 Brand and New Era.
OSU postgame notes
From Ohio State
No. 16 Ohio State (4-0) 29, UAB (0-2) 15
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 22, 2012
OHIO STATE POSTGAME NOTES
· With the win, Urban Meyer improved to 38-4 in September.
· Ohio State has won 61 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982.
· Ohio State is 61-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
· With the 4-0 start, Meyer is tied for the third-best start to a career by an Ohio State coach.
· Saturday marked the first game between the Buckeyes and Blazers.
· Braxton Miller put Ohio State on top with his sixth rushing touchdown of the season in the second quarter and added a second TD with a 1-yard rush in the fourth quarter to increase his team-leading total to seven. It was his second game this season with multiple rushing touchdowns after scoring three vs. UCF and he has rushed for at least one each game.
· Rod Smith tallied his second career rushing touchdown (Akron, ’11) and first of the season in the second quarter.
· Zach Boren recorded his second career rushing touchdown, and second of the season (Miami) in the second quarter.
· Miller completed all six passes for 81 yards in the second quarter.
· Michael Thomas recorded his first career reception in the second quarter.
· Jordan Hall finished with a career-high 105 yards on 17 carries, passing the 90 yards he had vs. New Mexico State in 2009. He was one shy of the career-best 8 carries he had twice before (last vs. Michigan State 2011).
· The Ohio State defense did not allow UAB a red zone chance until the fourth quarter – a span of 45:09. UAB settled for no offensive touchdowns and three field goals vs. the Buckeyes.
· Senior linebacker Etienne Sabino collected a career-high 12 stops, besting the three eight-tackle games he has had in his career (last at Michigan 2011). Seven of his tackles were solos, also a career high, and he matched his career best with two pass breakups
· Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier posted a team-high 14 tackles vs. the Blazers, one shy of the career-best 15 he had vs. Penn State last season. He leads the squad with 41 tackles in 2012 and has back-to-back games with at least 10 tackles.
· Sophomore cornerback Doran Grant posted a career-high five tackles. He had his first career sack, forced fumble and interception vs. the Blazers.
· Junior defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins had a career-best 10 tackles for the second-consecutive game.
· Ohio State has a +1.0 turnover margin on the year. The Buckeyes have collected at least one turnover in each of the first four games.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
· Senior defensive back Orhian Johnson blocked UAB’s PAT attempt at 9:21 in the first quarter. It was the second of the season after freshman defensive lineman Aldolphus Washington blocked a PAT against UCF Sept. 8.
· The Blazers blocked a punt for a touchdown at 9:21 in the first quarter. The last time the Buckeyes had a punt blocked for a touchdown was against Florida in the 2012 Gator Bowl (1/2/12).
· The 54-yard field goal by UAB placekicker Ty Long in the second quarter was the third-longest field goal by an opponent at Ohio Stadium.
· Three of Ben Buchanan’s punts landed inside the UAB 20-yard line, including a punt that was downed inside the UAB four-yard line. Those three punts are a tie for Buchanan’s career high which he has achieved five times.