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2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 27, 2017

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2017 recipients of its highest honors, the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


Aurora

Aurora to Host Ultimate Event in 2018

January 23, 2018

USA Ultimate announced that its 2018 Masters Championships will be headed to the Aurora Area of Illinois. more >>


EauClaire

132nd Annual Silver Mine Invitational Gets Underway Today

January 19, 2018

The Flying Eagles Ski Club's 132nd annual Silver Mine Invitational Ski Jumping Tournament and FIS Cup runs January 19-20, 2018. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Convention Taking Over Indianapolis This Week

January 17, 2018

The NCAA Convention runs today through Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. more >>



UniversityHospitals

University Hospitals to be Official Health Care Provider for USA Triathlon

January 22, 2018

University Hospitals will serve as the Official Medical Services Provider of the 2018 and 2019 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. more >>


ActionFloors

Action Floor Systems Provides 57,600 Square Feet of Flooring to Nationally Renowned Project

January 15, 2018

Action Floor Systems®, manufacturer of sports flooring systems, congratulates Cape Girardeau SportsPlex on winning a top ASBA award. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2017 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 11, 2017

Outstanding in their field? These facilities are. Meet the award winners for 2017. more >>


EauClaire

Visit Eau Claire Receives 2017 Wisconsin Trailblazer Award in Outstanding Partnerships

November 27, 2017

Visit Eau Claire is received the Wisconsin Association of CVBs' 2017 Trailblazer Award in Outstanding Partnerships. more >>


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Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>


blank Case study | January 13, 2016
Peoria, Illinois - Will It Play in Peoria? Yes!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Will it play in Peoria? The answer is a big YES. Peoria, together with its sister city across the Illinois River, East Peoria, has not only great... More>>


White Papers

Whitepaper | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>


Whitepaper | January 20, 2010
College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century   

This report offers an overview of the business and economic landscape of intercollegiate athletics, with a particular focus on the Football Bowl... More>>



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Articles

Pikachu Article | March 8, 2017
Legislation in Illinois and Wisconsin Targets Pokémon Go

By: Michael Popke

Hey, Pikachu. If you want to play in the park, you’re going to need a permit. Following last summer’s Pokémon Go craze, in which people chased...   More>>


Vaccine Article | February 22, 2017
Chicken Pox and Event Cancellations: What Planners Should Know

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many parents chewed their nails and worried about the Zika virus being brought home by travel teams who had visited so-called ‘hot spots’...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Looking for a New Home for Your Event?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Finding that perfect spot for your event, the one with a combination of great surroundings, affordability, the right venues and friendly people, is...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
The Northeast: Taking the Sports Event World by Storm

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

Nor’easters are those legendary squalls that everyone attributes to this particular segment of the country, but it’s fair to say sports tourism...   More>>



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