Cincinnati Sports Professionals Network Informational Meetings & Networking


March 23, 2010

 The CSPN presented an information session at Xavier University's Cintas Center in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The evening included networking, a formal discussion on women in sports led by Dr. Joni B. Comstock, the NCAA Senior Vice President of Championships, and the viewing of the second round game of the 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament featuring Xavier University's own Women's Basketball team.

September 15, 2010

The CSPN proudly announced 'Inside the Business of Professional Baseball' program in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds and Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation. The event was held 6-7pm in the Crosley Room of Great American Ballpark, followed by a Cincinnati Reds game. Guest Speaker, Phil Castellini, spoke and answered questions regarding the business of professional baseball. Additionally, the Cincinnati Enquirer's new Sports Editor, Barry Forbis, was on-hand for a formal introduction


October 27, 2009

Harnessing Social Media in Cincinnati Sports. CSPN presented a networking and information session that inlcued a panel discussion moderated by former ESPN reporter and current Game Day Communications president Betsy Ross. Discussion inlcuded panel participants' use of social media to engage the public with their causes and how it's changed the ways they look at marketing themselves and their teams.

Participants inlcuded:


2008 Events

January 23, 2008
Special Guest Speaker: Tom Odjakjian, the Associate Commissioner Big East (Television & Men's Basketball Scheduling) at the Richard E. Lindner Center Eighth Floor Faculty Club followed by Big East Men’s Basketball game UConn at UC.

May 22, 2008
Tackling the Whole Athlete: Sports Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning Techniques for the High School or Collegiate Athlete with Dave Andrews, Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach and included a tour of University of Cincinnati new strength training facility.

2007 Events
January 23, 2007
Sports Media Experts: How to Access the Media” featuring media relations, technology culminating in a tour of WCPO studios.  Speakers included:

  • Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News
  • Geoff Hobson,
  • Darryl Parks, Clear Channel Radio
  • John Popovich, WCPO-TV
  • Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Post
  • Moderator Betsy Ross, former ESPN Anchor

July 21, 2007
CSPN Social-A Day at the Diamond to benefit the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund

October 9, 2007
Corporate Social Responsibility & Sport at Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce. Speakers included:

  • Charley Frank, Cincinnati Reds Community Fund
  • Barbara Dundee, National City
  • Jason Dial, P&G Global Sports Director.

2006 Events
September 13, 2006
The first CSPN quarterly educational event was “Back to School: Meet the Deans of Local College Athletics,” hosted at Paul Brown Stadium. Topics discussed included the state of college athletics, what the future looks like for each university, and other topics related to running a successful athletics program. The panel included the region’s college athletic directors:

  • Mike Bobinski, Xavier University
  • Jane Meier, Northern Kentucky University
  • Mike Thomas, University of Cincinnati
  • Steve Radcliffe, College of Mt. St. Joseph

November 28, 2006
Sport & Sponsorship was the educational theme at McFadden’s downtown.  The speakers included:
• Vince Cicero (Cincinnati Bengals)
• Bill Reinberger (Cincinnati Reds)
• John Mason (UC/ISP Sports)
• Mike Dunn (Xavier University)
• Moderator Joe Fredrick (Clear Channel)

CSPN Committee Members

Annual Awards Banquet