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Windy City Curling Center Welcomes First Bonspiel

July 17, 2019

The first bonspiel to be held at the newly constructed Windy City Curling Center will take place from July 18-21, 2019. more >>


Rockford

National Softball Association North Central B-C World Series Slides Into Rockford Today

July 17, 2019

Visit Beloit and the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau have teamed up for a home run for sports tourism in the Stateline. more >>


TBT

The Basketball Tournament Announces Bracket and Locations for 2019

July 17, 2019

The Basketball Tournament, the $2M summer basketball event televised live on ESPN, announced the bracket for this year’s tournament. more >>


BasketballCAmps

Locations for Youth Basketball Camps Announced

July 17, 2019

The NCAA has selected locations and dates for its newly created youth development college basketball camps. more >>


Intel

Intel Extreme Masters Coming to Chicago

July 16, 2019

ESL and Intel have announced that Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) will take place in Chicago from July 20-21. more >>



LakeERie

Christopher Lewis Joins Lake Erie Shores & Islands as Sports Tourism Manager

June 24, 2019

Amherst native Christopher Lewis has joined the Lake Erie Shores & Islands group accounts team as Sports Tourism Manager. more >>


FoxCities

Fox Cities Champion Center Announces Naming Rights Partner

May 28, 2019

Fox Cities Sports Development announced a partnership with Community First Credit Union for naming rights of the Fox Cities Champion Center. more >>


WestMi

2018 was Banner Year with Sports Tourism in West Michigan

April 15, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history in 2018. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Announces Landmark Sports Event Hosting in 2018

March 4, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history with 88 events in 2018. more >>


USPEA

US Equestrian Names Additional USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence

January 21, 2019

US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) announced a new Center of Excellence (COE). more >>



LSSCAerial

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

May 2, 2018

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

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>>


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>>


Articles

Ledecky Article | July 10, 2019
International Swimming League Dives into Competitive Swimming Market

By: Michael Popke

Four U.S. cities stand to benefit as the brand-new International Swimming League tests the waters this fall. The ISL, a professional sports league...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Ready to Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports offer both youth and adults a great way to interact in person, focus, gain self-discipline, reduce stress and stay fit. Even better...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Keeping Pace

By: Michael Popke

Recreational, competitive and endurance runners have no shortage of races to choose from these days, and plenty of settings to enjoy. From urban...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
The Growth of Lacrosse

By: Judy Leand

Lacrosse has ditched its niche status, becoming one of the fastest-growing team sports in America. From 2001 to 2017, total participation skyrocketed...   More>>



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