East-South Central


Nautique

Nautique Announces Coast-to-Coast Events

April 18, 2018

Nautique is proud to bring a brand-new series of events for 2018 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends. more >>


RiverGlen

River Glen Equestrian Park Releases Schedule of Events

April 18, 2018

River Glen Equestrian Park, located in New Market, Tennessee, has listed the following schedule of events. more >>


KentuckyRunFest

Derby Race Festival Releases Details

April 10, 2018

This year’s Kentucky Derby Festival is set for Saturday, April 28, and is the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky. more >>


USTA

USTA Announces Opening of Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge

April 9, 2018

The USTA has announced the return of the Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge to award wild cards into the French Open for American players. more >>



Etown

Elizabethtown Sports Park Reaches 5-year Anniversary and $19 M Boost to Local Economy

April 16, 2018

Elizabethtown Sports Park has reached its five-year anniversary and over that time, has provided a $19 million economic impact. more >>


Knoxville

Knoxville's Kristen Combs Moves to Communications Position

April 2, 2018

Visit Knoxville’s Kristen Combs has transitioned from her role as Sales Director to Director of Communications & Social Strategies. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


PACE

Pace Rolls Into Knoxville, Offering Modern Dockless Bike Sharing To City’s Residents, Students & Tourists

March 12, 2018

Pace, the dockless bike share service of choice for America’s smart cities and colleges, has launched in Knoxville, Tennessee. 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 >>


Havoc

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 >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | July 24, 2017
Uncovering a Sports Gem in Kentucky   

By: Peter Francesconi

There are a lot of reasons to visit Owensboro, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Music fans are attracted to the... More>>


DS_Sevierville1 Case study | May 1, 2017
"Best Small Town to Visit" Serves Up Volleyball, Gymnastics, Baseball and More   

By: Michael Popke

Already a popular vacation spot with such major attractions as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, Sevierville, Tennessee, also has... More>>


blank Case study | May 20, 2016
Sevierville, TN: Where Sports Events Reach Their Peak   

By: Juli Anne Patty

When planning a sports event, organizers have a lot of, but one thing encompasses all the rest: satisfaction. When a destination can make not just... More>>


White Papers

Whitepaper | November 20, 2012
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative   

In May 2011, the Knight Commission announced a new initiative to fund research on policy issues in college sports. The program was intended to... More>>


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

blank Article | March 20, 2017
The Wetter, The Better

By: Michael Popke

Competitive swimming and diving events – both indoors and outdoors, as well as water polo and synchronized swimming, all require good facilities to...   More>>


blank Article | March 19, 2017
Home Field Advantages

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s World Cup athletes charging onto the field of play or kids hopping out of the minivan and ambling toward the municipal fields, soccer...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Basketball’s Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness (and its brackets, and its spectatorship and, of course, its resounding economic impact, not to mention its visibility) is ready to...   More>>


Fires Article | December 14, 2016
Please Come Back…We’re Still Here! Smoky Mountain Destinations Join to Promote Tourism and Sustain Businesses & Jobs

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports destinations in the eastern part of Tennessee are staggering to their feet and rebuilding following the fires that tore through in late...   More>>



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