Listen LIVE to all the exciting play-by-play action of Trailblazer Basketball on the OCU Basketball Network. Rick Cooper will bring you play-by-play action from 27 of the biggest games on the OCU Men's and Women's basketball schedules, including both regular season meetings with KCU, the 2012 Mid-East Region Tournament in Louisville, KY, and the 2012 NCCAA II Men's National Basketball Tournament in Springfield, Missouri. Each broadcast begins 20 minutes prior to the opening tip with the Roese Brothers Paving Pre-Game Show. The Roese Brothers Paving Pre-Game Show will feature interviews with the head coach, a detailed scouting report, the starting line-ups and much more.
Rick Cooper begins his 4th season as the play-by-play announcer for Ohio Christian University. Cooper has 20 years of play-by-play experience, including 3 seasons on the Marshall University Football Radio Network, which was composed of 35 radio stations across 3 states. Cooper won 2 national championships as a player at Kentucky Christian University in 1995 and 1996. He also won the 1995 ESPN Dick Vitale Sound-a-like Video Contest, which won him a free trip to the 1995 Final Four in Seattle. His Dick Vitale impersonations have aired on ESPN's SportsCenter along with many local and national shows all over the country. Cooper uses all of his experiences in sports as a platform to reach people for Christ. He has spoken to over 100,000 students and families at events all over the country. Rick and his wife Lynn live in Groveport with their 3 boys: Ricky (10), Price (8), and Ty (3).