sports http://wvxu.org en Economic Power of Sporting Events http://wvxu.org/post/economic-power-sporting-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sporting events such as the Western &amp; Southern Tennis Tournament, the Flying Pig Marathon, and the NCAA Hockey Regionals are not only big draws for participants and fans, they are also powerful economic generators for the region, bringing millions of dollars into Greater Cincinnati each year. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 25455 at http://wvxu.org Economic Power of Sporting Events Curling, on the Button http://wvxu.org/post/curling-button <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.curlingrocks.net/" target="_blank">Curling </a>has been described as a mixture of bowling and shuffleboard, with a hint of bocce, on ice, and has become a sensation of the <a href="http://www.sochi2014.com/en/curling" target="_blank">Winter Olympics</a>. But how much do you know about the sport? <a href="http://www.cincinnaticurlingclub.com/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Curling Club</a> members Jonathan Penney and Stephanie Simpson join us to explain curling, and why its popularity is growing in the US.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 22969 at http://wvxu.org Curling, on the Button A Winter's Walk in the the Woods http://wvxu.org/post/winters-walk-woods <p></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 20607 at http://wvxu.org A Winter's Walk in the the Woods Bengal suspended for violating drug policy http://wvxu.org/post/bengal-suspended-violating-drug-policy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The NFL is suspending Cincinnati Bengal <a href="http://www.bengals.com/team/roster/DeQuin-Evans/92fa67c8-b9c4-487d-acc6-d71969338c1a" target="_blank">DeQuin Evans</a> for the first eight games of the season. The league says Evans violated its policy on performance enhancing substances.</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bengals&amp;src=hash">#Bengals</a> DE DeQuin Evans has been suspended 8 games for violation of NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:53:55 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16791 at http://wvxu.org Bengal suspended for violating drug policy Pig organizers squealing for Rio de Janeiro http://wvxu.org/post/pig-organizers-squealing-rio-de-janeiro <p></p><p>Flying Pig Marathon organizers are hoping the "Road to Rio Runs through Cincinnati." That's the slogan for their bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.</p><p>Ryan Hall won the 2008 trials and placed 10th in Beijing. He's helping with the bid and race course design. Hall says Cincinnati has great energy.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:23:01 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15948 at http://wvxu.org Pig organizers squealing for Rio de Janeiro