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Mount Mary University Hosting American Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Conference Championship Tournament

February 26, 2020

For the first time, Mount Mary University is hosting the ACAA Women’s Basketball Conference Championship Tournament. more >>


USA_Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics Releases Information on American Cup in Milwaukee

February 25, 2020

The 2020 American Cup is a part of the Olympic qualification process. more >>


CopperDog

CopperDog Races Coming to the UP

February 25, 2020

With 23 teams already registered, Calumet expects to welcome at least 180 dogs during the 11th annual CopperDog races. more >>


WorldMatchRacing

World Match Racing Tour Announces 20th Anniversary Schedule, Including U.S. Destinations

February 25, 2020

The World Match Racing Tour announced its 20th anniversary season with an 18-event schedule across 13 countries, including the USA. more >>


Milwaukee

Milwaukee Announces 2020 as the Year of Gymnastics, Golf, Triathlon

February 21, 2020

2020 will be another banner year for Milwaukee as it hosts major sporting events, including world-level gymnastics, triathlon and golf. 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 >>


AAU

New AAU Midwest Headquarters Announced

January 30, 2020

The AAU and Chicago Sports Alliance have announced the Pullman Community Center as the new AAU Midwest Headquarters. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Greets 2020 with Healthy Growth

January 15, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) kicked off 2020 with a number of changes signaling healthy growth. more >>


CommunityFirst

The Community First Champion Center Announces Addition to Full Time Staff

January 6, 2020

The Community First Champion Center has hired Adam Ligocki as a Sports and Tournament Coordinator rounding out the full-time staff for the facility. more >>


US_ClubSoccer

US Club Soccer Announces Eight New Clubs in Six States

November 25, 2019

US Club Soccer announced eight clubs have been approved as new Players First-licensed clubs, bringing the total to 82 clubs in 25 states. 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 | October 31, 2019
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 will be unveiling an... 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

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>>


Ref Article | June 26, 2019
Louisiana Law Gives Jail Time for Yelling at Youth Sports Officials

By: Michael Popke

A brand-new Louisiana law makes harassing a ref on the scholastic or rec level a crime punishable by up to 90 days in jail. And the offender has to...   More>>


IndyCar Article | June 12, 2019
Motorsports Events: Economic Engine or Source of Contention?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Motorsports events can generate revenue, excitement and crowds. Unfortunately, they can cause controversy when they’re not being held at a facility...   More>>


Referee Article | May 29, 2019
Illinois Implementing Background Checks for High School Officials

By: Michael Popke

Finding enough referees and umpires for high school sporting events is a challenging task for athletics administrators and in Illinois, it just got...   More>>



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