Trailblazer TV & Radio
Follow all the exciting action of OCU Basketball LIVE on the Trailblazer Basketball Network. Rick Cooper will bring you play-by-play action from 30 of the biggest games on the OCU Men's and Women's basketball schedules, including both regular season meetings with KCU, the 2013 Mid-East Region Tournament at OCU, and the 2013 NCCAA II Men's National Basketball Tournament in Springfield, Missouri.
Sixteen of this season’s broadcasts will include live video. Trailblazer Fans can watch those 16 broadcasts at trailblazerbasketball.tv. Fans can access archived game broadcasts at TrailblazerBasketball.tv as well. The remaining 14 games on the broadcast schedule will be broadcast with audio-only. Each broadcast begins 20 minutes prior to the opening tip with the pre-game show. The pre-game show will feature interviews with the head coach, a detailed scouting report of the opponent, the starting line-ups and much more.
Rick Cooper begins his 5th season as the play-by-play announcer for Ohio Christian University. Cooper has 21 years of play-by-play experience, including 3 seasons on the Marshall University Football Radio Network, which was made up of 35 radio stations across 3 states. He has broadcasted 26 NCAA and NCCAA National Tournaments and 17 NCAA and NCCAA National Championship Games.
Cooper won 2 national championships as a basketball 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. Back in 2006, Cooper won $18,424 in prizes as the Showcase Showdown winner on “The Price Is Right”.
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 (11), Price (9), and Ty (4).
Live Broadcast Schedule
OCU Men's Basketball
- Tues. 11/13/12 (7:00pm) vs. Indiana Wesleyan (VIDEO)
- Mon. 11/19/12 (7:30pm) vs. Great Lakes Christian College (VIDEO)
- Fri. 11/30/12 (8:00pm) @ UC-Clermont (Audio-only)
- Tues. 12/4/12 (8:00pm) vs. Mount Vernon (VIDEO)
- Sat. 12/29/12 (4:00pm) @ Ashland University (Audio-only)
- Tues. 1/15/13 (8:00pm) @ KCU (Audio-only)
- Fri. 1/18/13 (8:00pm) vs. UC-Clermont (VIDEO)
- Tues. 2/5/13 (8:00pm) vs. KCU (VIDEO)
- Sat. 2/9/13 (3:00pm) vs. Crown College (VIDEO)
- Sat. 2/16/13 (3:00pm) vs. Johnson University (VIDEO)
- Thur. 2/21/13 (6:00pm) Mid-East Tourney Men’s Quarterfinal #1 (Audio-only)
- Thur. 2/21/13 (8:00pm) Mid-East Tourney Men’s Quarterfinal #2 (Audio-only)
- Fri. 2/22/13 (4:00pm) Mid-East Tourney Men’s Semi-Final #1 (VIDEO)
- Fri. 2/22/13 (8:00pm) Mid-East Tourney Men’s Semi-Final #2 (VIDEO)
- Sat. 2/23/13 (3:00pm) Mid-East Men’s Tourney Final (VIDEO)
- 3/5-3/9/13 NCCAA II Men’s National Basketball Tournament at
Central Bible College (4 Games)
OCU Women's Basketball
- Fri. 11/2/12 (8:00pm) vs. OU-Chillicothe (Audio-only)
- Sat. 11/3/12 (2:00pm) vs. OU-Lancaster (VIDEO)
- Fri. 11/30/12 (6:00pm) @ UC-Clermont (Audio-only)
- Tues. 1/15/13 (6:00pm) @ KCU (Audio-only)
- Fri. 1/18/13 (6:00pm) vs. UC-Clermont (VIDEO)
- Tues. 1/22/13 (6:00pm) vs. Ohio Midwestern College (VIDEO)
- Tues. 2/5/13 (6:00pm) vs. KCU (VIDEO)
- Sat. 2/16/13 (1:00pm) vs. Johnson University (VIDEO)
- Fri. 2/22/13 (2:00pm) Mid-East Tourney Women’s Semi-Final #1 (VIDEO)
- Fri. 2/22/13 (6:00pm) Mid-East Tourney Women’s Semi-Final #2 (VIDEO)
- Sat. 2/23/13 (1pm) Mid-East Women’s Tourney Final (VIDEO)