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Ohio State to host Big Ten conference on sportsmanship July 25-27

In an effort to help improve sportsmanship in the Big Ten Conference, students from The Ohio State University will host their peers from the league July 25-27 at a conference focused on sportsmanship. Ohio State's student-led Sportsmanship Council launched the Best Fans in the Land campaign in 2006 and has taken a lead role in helping to promote good sportsmanship at athletics events.

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee will kickoff the conference at 3 p.m., Friday (7/25) and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany will provide a keynote address at noon on Saturday (7/26).

Approximately 70 students and staff from other Big Ten universities are expected to attend the conference and to learn how to create successful programs that provide for a positive game-day experience for all fans.

WHAT: Ohio State to host Big Ten sportsmanship conference

WHEN: July 25, 3 p.m., Ohio Stadium
July 26, noon, Recreation and Physical Activity Center

WHERE: Ohio Stadium, Home Media Room (enter Gate 32), 411 Woody Hayes Dr.
Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), Room 246, 337 West 17th Ave.

WHY: To promote sportsmanship and conference pride among Big Ten schools