SDM Contributor

Print
Michael Popke

Michael Popke

Michael Popke is an award-winning journalist with 25 years of professional experience in print and digital media. For 15 years, he was managing editor of Athletic Business, the leading business-to-business magazine and website for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals. He also has coached baseball, basketball and softball, worked as a USA Swimming stroke-and-turn official and is an avid high school sports and aquatics safety supporter. Michael owns Two Lakes Media Group and lives in the Madison, Wisconsin, area.


Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)...more >>


Article | November 15, 2017
‘Fastest Known Time’ Events Picking Up Pace in Popularity   

By: Michael Popke

What’s the hottest trend? FKT or Fastest Known Time. Described is bringing in athletes who want to conquer not only their own PRs but those of any...more >>


Article | November 15, 2017
Bringing a Formerly Extreme Sport to Ski, Snowboard Enthusiasts   

By: Michael Popke

Planners of winter and snow events might want to put this into the planning file: heli-skiing is working to reinvent itself as an easy-to-plan...more >>


Article | November 15, 2017
Pop Warner CTE Lawsuit Could Hit Youth Sports Hard   

By: Michael Popke

Here’s something that hits close to home. A U.S. District Court judge says a lawsuit filed by two mothers against Pop Warner Little Scholars can...more >>


Article | November 15, 2017
Sports Seen as Key to Recovery of Reputation, Tourism in Las Vegas Following Shooting   

By: Michael Popke

Las Vegas was home to exactly zero professional sports teams 18 months ago. Today, with at least three leagues placing franchises in the city, sports...more >>


Article | November 15, 2017
Steep Fee Hikes Possible at America's Busiest National Parks: Planners Need to be Ready   

By: Michael Popke

Sports planners whose events take place in or near national parks should know some steep fee hikes are possible. It could impact registration fees...more >>


Article | November 15, 2017
Female Football Participation Increasing at High School Level   

By: Michael Popke

This fall, six female high school student-athletes competed in varsity football for public high schools on Long Island, New York, and two of them...more >>


Article | November 1, 2017
Is the Youth Soccer Model to Blame for the Failure of the U.S. Men's National Team?   

By: Michael Popke

Has an overabundance of overly expensive private youth soccer programs stifled talent and led to lower-quality U.S. players? That theory continues to...more >>


Article | November 1, 2017
How the Vegas Shooting Has Sports Venues Rethinking Security   

By: Michael Popke

The aftershocks of the Las Vegas shooting continue to be felt. In the sports event planning world, that translates into new action plans for security...more >>


Article | November 1, 2017
Can Cricket Actually Find Footing in the United States?   

By: Michael Popke

Everyone has heard the promises: cricket is coming to national prominence in the U.S. But it has been 10 years since the $10 million cricket-specific...more >>


Print

Subscribe to SDM