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DSTE Announces Special Hybrid Event

August 6, 2020

The DSTE will take place at The Preserve Golf Club on Monday, October 26, and will feature a tournament, trade show and tailgate. more >>


PGATOUR

PGA TOUR’s International Tours to start new series of U.S.-based events

August 4, 2020

The PGA TOUR’s International Tours announced a new set of tournaments for members from international tours. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Diamonds Ready to Host Baseball Tournament

July 31, 2020

Mobile Sports Authority has announced a baseball event coming to its ball parks. more >>


Bassmaster

Bassmaster Elite Tournament Moves To Lake Guntersville

July 30, 2020

Previously scheduled for Cayuga Lake earlier in July, the event will instead be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 on Alabama’s historic Lake Guntersville. more >>


Barber

Barber Motorsports Park Provides Updated Calendar of Events

July 30, 2020

Upcoming Events at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, will run through the fall. more >>



GulfShroes

The Airport Authority and City of Gulf Shores to Build Air Traffic Control Tower Facility at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA)

July 6, 2020

The Gulf Shores City Council and Gulf Shores Airport Authority approved an FAA grant in the amount of $5,374,830. more >>


Bassmaster

2020 Bassmaster High School All-American Team Welcomes 12 New Members

June 29, 2020

Twelve high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. more >>


Bassmaster

Scholarships Awarded By Alabama Power And B.A.S.S. To Two Alabama Students

June 15, 2020

Two Alabama students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power, the companies announced. more >>


Foley

Industry professional and Foley native, Shellie Kichler, Joins FST

May 26, 2020

Shellie Kichler ihas been named the new Marketing and Sales Director for Foley Sports Tourism (FST). more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>



Rockytop

Compete at a Higher Level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

November 14, 2019

Offering tournament planners, coaches, teams and spectators a one-of-a-kind sporting event, Rocky Top Sports World adds the backdrop of the Great... more >>


PrimImage

Game On In The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

September 13, 2019

Rutherford County is a vibrant Southern community. Conveniently located and boasting first-rate facilities and award-winning services, Rutherford... more >>


Jaynes

Victory as Sweet as Our Tea

March 6, 2019

Take a vibrant, inviting Southern town like Columbia, Tennessee, paired with top-notch venues like Ridley Park Sports Complex and Chickasaw Trace... more >>


RutherfordMain

Game On in The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

May 29, 2018

This vibrant Southern community, conveniently located just 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, includes the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna,... more >>


Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... 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

blank Case study | March 5, 2020
Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Ready to Provide ‘The Whole Experience’   

By: Michael Popke

City officials in Albertville, Alabama, knew a change was needed. That’s why, back in 2012, they began strategizing about ways to replace the... More>>


blank Case study | April 24, 2019
Sports Options, Venue Flexibility and Southern Hospitality Abound   

By: Michael Popke

In less than two years, this city of about 100,000 residents went from having few indoor or outdoor sports facilities for local youth sports teams to... More>>


blank Case study | May 30, 2018
A Winning Experience in the Smokies   

By: Peter Francesconi

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sevierville, Tennessee, area is one of America’s favorite places to visit. In fact,... More>>


Articles

XFL Article | August 4, 2020
From XFL to Lingerie, Alternative Football Could Drive Venue Use in Cities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The definition of the eternal optimist might be found in the owners of alternate football leagues. Cases in point this week: Mike Ditka and Dwayne...   More>>


MiddleAgeDudes Article | July 28, 2020
Amateur Baseball Draws Fans to Minor League Stadiums

By: Michael Popke

Ready for some great news? Baseball is back and in many cases, is allowing players to bring back their glory days on the diamond. But lest you think...   More>>


LiveStream Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


RogueBaseball Article | July 4, 2020
Youth Baseball Organization Breaks into Locked Fields to Host Games

By: Michael Popke

We’ve heard about kids defying “no trespassing” orders to play on fields and fish in steams but this is a new one. Baseball games (complete...   More>>



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