Articles


Basketball
Article | September 4, 2019
High School Sports Are Down. Are Travel Sports to Blame?   

The news that participation is down in high school sports isn’t a shock. The real question is whether, and how much, travel sports are to blame.... More>>



Football
Article | September 4, 2019
Safeguards in Youth Football Aren’t Helping as Participation Continues to Slide   

It’s football season – and open season on football as well. The same day the NFHS reported a significant decline in varsity football, a former... More>>



Climbing
Article | September 4, 2019
Interest Strong in Climbing as Sport Heads for the Olympics   

No rocks and no hard places here. Climbing is headed for the Olympics in 2020 (and 2024, for that matter) so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that... More>>



ApexLegends
Article | September 4, 2019
Will Esports Events Suffer After Being Linked to Mass Shootings?   

There was plenty of fallout after two nearly back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton – and it included esports. ESPN abruptly announced... More>>



TouchFootball
Article | September 4, 2019
Texas Organization First in Country to Require Helmets for Touch Football   

Touch football is gaining favor among parents for its comparative safety – but even so, organizers are taking no chances. The Texas State 7on7... More>>



Rugby_Women
Article | September 4, 2019
Rugby Leaders Focusing on Development of Women’s Game   

One of the fastest-growing sports in the United States is rugby, with clubs established both in major cities and smaller communities. And evidence... More>>



BlueGreenAlgae
Article | September 4, 2019
Blue-Green Algae Levels Could Affect Open Water Events   

Unless you’ve been hiding from every news source imaginable, it’s been hard to miss the concern about the blue-green algae blooms that are... More>>



Sustainability
Article | September 4, 2019
Green is the New Black: Keeping Events Eco-Friendly Also Makes Them Profitable   

Is green the new black? Eco-friendly initiatives on all levels of sports events, from college tailgates to the Olympics, are on the increase – and... More>>



WorldGames
Article | September 4, 2019
What Birmingham Stands to Gain by Hosting the World Games in 2021   

When the World Games come to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021, they’ll boost the city’s reputation as a center for multi-sport events on the highest... More>>



Multi1
Article | September 3, 2019
The Perfect Landing   

Heading into the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the U.S. is seeing the expected uptick in interest in gymnastics. And from beginner and recreational level to... More>>



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