2018 SDM Readers’ Choice Awards: The Nominations are In, and It’s Time to Vote!

March 14, 2018

The Oscars. The Grammies. The Emmies. It's awards season, and SDM's new program helps the sports tourism industry to be a part of it all. more >>


Wine Country Curling? It's On in Placer Valley

March 23, 2018

The Wine Country Curling Club brings the Barrel Bonspiel back for the second year in a row to Skatetown Ice Arena in Roseville. more >>


Sports, Fitness Industry Members Invited to Professional Summit

March 23, 2018

Sports and fitness industry experts and professionals can attend the Business & Risk Management Summit on April 16-17, 2018 in Indy. more >>


ESPN to broadcast NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores

March 23, 2018

The NCAA awarded ESPN a 5-year agreement to televise the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship through 2022 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. more >>


Running USA Announces New Runner Retention Survey

March 19, 2018

Why do runners run? Why do they stop running? What brings them back? These and more findings are profiled in the Runner Retention Survey. more >>


Youth on Course Partners with Secret Golf to Provide Online Instruction

March 19, 2018

Youth on Course has partnered with Secret Golf, a digital media instruction company, to provide an online learning program to members. more >>


State Farm® Returns As The Official Insurance Partner Of Warrior Dash

March 19, 2018

State Farm is now the official insurance partner of Warrior Dash, the two organizations have announced. more >>

USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. more >>


2018 SDM Readers’ Choice Awards: The Nominations are In, and It’s Time to Vote

March 14, 2018

The Oscars. The Grammies. The Emmies. It's awards season , and SDM's new program lets the sports tourism industry be a part of it all. more >>


Will Major League Rugby Attract More Events Across the U.S.?

March 21, 2018

College rugby has been growing, and with the Rugby World Cup Sevens coming to San Francisco this year, the sport is certainly gaining traction in the... more >>


How Controversial LGBT Laws Could Complicate Team Travel this March

March 21, 2018

Can controversial legislation regarding LGBT rights complicate travel plans during tournament season? Teams and officials are hoping it won’t –... more >>


How Badly Do Cities Need Trails? Badly Enough that they're Built Illegally

March 21, 2018

The challenges facing public officials in keeping up with their constituents’ desire for more recreational facilities were underlined recently when... more >>


Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama

March 1, 2018

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events. more >>


2017 Outdoor Participation Report

February 1, 2018

The Outdoor Foundation’s Outdoor Recreation Participation Report tracks American participation trends with a focus on youth and diversity. more >>


Bringing Mindsports into the Classroom and Beyond

January 1, 2018

Researchers at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society compiled a research paper on the effects of mind sports. more >>


The Economic Impact of the Florida Sports Industry

December 1, 2017

This 2017 research report provides a detailed description of the economic impact of various sports upon the State of Florida. more >>

Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... more >>

San Marcos Sports

San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

March 7, 2018

Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful... more >>


Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades: Your Sports Paradise

February 16, 2018

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for its sun, sand, luxury resorts and more, but this don’t-miss destination... more >>


Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... more >>

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