COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2009 Ohio State women’s soccer season kicks off Friday, Aug. 21, with a 7:30 p.m. game against Bowling Green State University at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Admission is free.

For those who cannot make the match but want to follow online, or for those in attendance who want to utilize personal iTouch, Blackberry and other state-of-the-art communications devices, there are numerous opportunities to follow the game through the official athletics web site at Here’s how:

Live Stats
Track every shot, save and goal of every home game this season through Live Stats, available on Click on the Live Stats link on the main home page in the upper right hand corner or through the soccer schedule page to access.

Streaming Video
Numerous Ohio State home soccer games, starting with the season opener against Bowling Green, will be video streamed live online at The games will be carried by Buckeye Vision, a subscription-based package available on the official web site of Ohio State athletics. For more information, or to subscribe, go to Buckeye Vision under the Multimedia link in the upper-right hand corner of the homepage.

Game Day Thoughts Blogs
In an attempt to catch up to the trend of real time editorial content, numerous games this year – starting with the Bowling Green Game – will include a live blog of all the sights and sounds and action inside of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Access the blogs at the women’s soccer home page at Open the respective “blog” story on the home page and continually “refresh.” This promises to be a welcome supplement to the Live Stats, especially when they decide to act up, freeze or lose a connection to the internet.    

It’s popular. It’s in the trend. Women’s soccer tweets are under review.