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Reds offer ladies special luncheon

School is out for the students, but moms can get in a few lesson.

The Cincinnati Reds are offering a series of informative and entertaining ladies-only luncheons called Baseball 101 Luncheons for Ladies.

The next luncheon is Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Great American Ball Park and is hosted by Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman. The format features Reds players and coaches along with their wives and other special guests.

One of the highlights is "The Newly-red Game," a spoof of the famous TV game show "The Newlywed Game." The spoof features Reds players and their spouses.

For more information or to register, contact Kathryn Braun at (513) 765-7019 or kbraun@reds.com. You may also register online.

Herd, Ohio on TV

The Marshall Thundering Herd football schedules have been printed and each game has a time listed except one, Kansas State.

Well, that's been changed, too.

Thanks to ESPN, Kansas State's visit to Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

The game marks the first time a Big 12 Conference team has visited Marshall. It is the first meeting between the two teams since the Herd shocked No. 6-ranked K-State on its home turf on Sept. 20, 2003.

It was Marshall's first win-ever over an opponent ranked in the Associated Press top 10.

Marshall's home schedule includes: Sept. 1 William & Mary; Sept. 10 Kansas State; Oct. 1 SMU; Oct. 15 UAB; Nov. 8 Southern Mississippi; and Nov. 19 East Carolina.

Solich's debut on ESPNU

The Ohio Bobcats will benefit from the hiring of former Nebraska coach Frank Solich in television exposure.

Solich will make his debut as the Bobcats coach at noon Saturday, Sept. 3, at Northwestern and the game will be aired by ESPNU. In fact, four of Ohio's games this season will be televised by ESPNU including a visit to Virginia Tech on Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Ohio's game against Northwestern will be the 1,000th game in school history.

Ohio tickets on sale

Solich's presence is being felt at the ticket off, too. Ticket sales continue at a brisk pace and the Ohio ticket office is making it even easier … and affordable.

Fans can buy Ohio single-game tickets for a little as $10 per seat by calling 1 (800) 575-CATS.

Ohio's home schedule features Pittsburgh, Kent State, Ball State, Toledo and Miami, Ohio.

Besides phone orders, fans can go online at ohiobobcats.com and click the blinking TicketReturn icon on either the home page or the football page.

Jim Walker is sports editor of The Ironton Tribune.