Around Columbus

How about these last few basketball games?! UK has successfully busted my bracket, so I think that makes me a Wisconsin fan from here on out. The final four games are scheduled for next Saturday, starting in the afternoon and going through to the late evening. If the games are half as good as the ones this weekend, the Final Four is sure to be a riot! Let’s get to the happenings around Columbus this week.

 

Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee will be an important cog on the 2014-15 Buckeye squad

Basket Bucks Get Some Help

Although Ohio State had an early exit in the tournament, the Buckeyes are about to get some help for next year as Thad Matta landed a transfer from Temple University. Anthony Lee will bring his 6’9 frame to Columbus next year. His talents are a welcome addition to a team that will be in desperate need for an identity. Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds last year for Temple. Lee will most likely will play both center and power forward for the Buckeyes, a welcome addition to the front court that really struggled to score points and defend the rim. In even better news, Lee won’t have to sit out for a season as he already received his degree from Temple, so Lee will be able to contribute right away next season. Here’s a video about Lee’s progress at Temple:

Columbus Convention Center
New 15 story towers have been proposed for the Convention Center

What’s Going On Downtown?

The Columbus Convention Center might be getting a face lift. A 12-15 story addition to the north side of the center has been proposed. The new addition would have hotel rooms, residencies, retail and office space. There have been four different proposals put on the table for the Convention Center, and it looks like the plans will be finalized within the year. In addition, parking restrictions for meter’s during peak hours have been lifted. Drivers can now park at downtown meters during 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm and 6 pm, in addition to parking during regular hours.

 

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