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Weightlifting Returning to Illinois

March 30, 2020

USA Weightlifting and DuPage Sports Commission announced the return of the Nike USA Weightlifting National Championships in 2020. more >>


WMSC

Jack Nicklaus to Headline June Event in West Michigan

March 25, 2020

Legendary professional golf champion Jack Nicklaus will headline the West Michigan Sports Commission’s annual event on Tuesday, June 23. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Gearing Up for March Madness

March 11, 2020

It’s March and sports tourism madness is in full swing in the Rockford region, with wrestling and basketball this week and weekend. more >>


Synchroknit

SynchroKnit™ Powered by Wigwam Announces Series of 29 Running Races for 2020

March 6, 2020

SynchroKnit™ is sponsoring a lineup of 29 running races over the coming nine months, in locations across the US. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces College Event Dates, Locations

March 4, 2020

USA Triathlon has announced the dates and locations for the four events for the 2020 women’s varsity collegiate triathlon season. more >>



VisITMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Senior Sales Manager Marissa Werner Promoted to Director of Sports Development

March 23, 2020

VISIT Milwaukee announced that Marissa Werner has been promoted to director of sports development. more >>


LPGAMeijer

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Touted as Best Tournament for Families and Foodies

March 16, 2020

The 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give was recognized as the Most Family Friendly and Best “Foodie” Experience on Tour. more >>


FoxCities

Fox Cities Tourism Leaders Named to Governor's Council on Tourism

March 16, 2020

Two Fox Cities CVB staff, Pam Seidl and Matt Ten Haken, have been named to Governor's Council on Tourism statewide committees. more >>


Rockford

RACVB Announces Two Employee Promotions

March 16, 2020

The Rockford Area CVB announced the promotions of Kristen Paul and Nick Povalitis. more >>


FoxCities

Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau names 2020 Board of Directors

February 24, 2020

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCCVB) in Wisconsin recently named its 2020 Board of Directors. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

August 21, 2019

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... 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>>


Destination Spotlights

DSCedarPoint Case study | March 1, 2020
At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other   

By: Judy Leand

Over the years, Cedar Point has thrilled visitors as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” And in December 2019, it unveiled an attraction... More>>


DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

A sports planner’s wish list might include excellent venues, from green fields to fishing lakes to state-of-the-art indoor facilities. Then, of... More>>


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>>


Articles

Ref Article | March 21, 2020
Fines, Community Service and More for Assaulting, Harassing Referees

By: Michael Popke

Every state nationwide knows the struggle to keep refs in the game is real. But in some states, proposed laws that would give slap heavy penalties...   More>>


FlyingDog Article | March 11, 2020
Inside Events: North American Flyball Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Forget about perfectly groomed dogs prancing in a circle in pursuit of a big silver cup. Forget about fetch, too. Flyball, a lightning-fast dog...   More>>


Covid Article | March 11, 2020
Without March Madness and Other NCAA Championships, Cities in Free Fall

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With March Madness (and every other championship NCAA had planned this season) cancelled, cities who signed contracts and blocked hotel rooms are in...   More>>


HSBass Article | March 10, 2020
More States Sanctioning Bass Fishing as a High School Sport

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Somewhere between Super Tuesday and the COVID lockdowns, something was quietly happening in the Southeast that would be a bellwether for high school...   More>>



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