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Greene County Partnership Sports Council Event Scores East Tennessee Head Football Coach as Speaker

July 15, 2019

The Greene County Partnership’s Sports Council luncheon announced East Tennessee State Football Coach Randy Sanders as speaker. more >>


USA_Gym

World-Class Gymnastics Coming to Louisville

July 12, 2019

Olympic and national champions headline the field at the 2019 GK U.S. Classic, scheduled for July 20 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Announces Details of National Presidents Cup

July 9, 2019

US Youth Soccer announced the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. more >>


USOpen

US Open Wild Card Challenge Kicks Off This Week

July 8, 2019

The US Open Wild Card Challenge, to award an American man and woman a main draw wild card into the US Open, will kick off this week. more >>


Steyr

Steyr Arms Announces Range Day

July 1, 2019

The 500-acre CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL, home of the Steyr Academy, will host the Steyr Arms Range Day in July. more >>



SFA

Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Promotes Award-Winning General Manager To National Leadership Team

May 20, 2019

The General Manager of Rocky Top Sports World, Lori Moore, has been promoted to Account Executive. more >>


Hoover

Hoover Met Complex Scores with Nearly $15 Million in Economic Impact in 2018

May 20, 2019

The Hoover Met Complex knocked the ball out of the park in 2018, bringing in $14.86 million in total economic impact. more >>


GulfShores

Women in Sports: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission Receives Major Sports Industry Honors

May 15, 2019

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission has won two major sports industry honors as well as an event executive certification. more >>


WorldGames

Three Corporate Sponsors of 2021 World Games Revealed

April 1, 2019

Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank are the first corporate sponsors of the 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. more >>


Elizabethtown

Janna Clark Announced Elizabethtown Tourism Executive Director

March 11, 2019

Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau (ETCB) Board of Directors approved the hiring of Janna Clark as the new Executive Director. 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 >>


Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. 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 | 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>>


blank Case study | July 24, 2017
Uncovering a Sports Gem in Kentucky   

By: Peter Francesconi

There are a lot of reasons to visit Owensboro, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Music fans are attracted to the... More>>


Articles

blank Article | June 27, 2019
Warm, Welcoming – and Winning

By: Cindy Cantrell

With its mild, humid climate and famed welcoming southern hospitality, the Southeastern region is uniquely positioned to host athletes and their...   More>>


blank Article | June 26, 2019
Engaging Volunteers: A Case Study from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission

By: Michelle Russ, CSEE

While athletes provide the on-field action and spectators provide the cheers, it’s the volunteers who can provide the behind-the-scenes power to...   More>>


coach Article | June 26, 2019
Alabama on the Leading Edge with Coaching Education to Prevent Injuries

By: Michael Popke

In Alabama, the Alabama’s Coach Safely Act — reportedly is the first law of its kind to require all coaches of youth athletes 14 years and...   More>>


MLSBall Article | May 15, 2019
Amid Enthusiasm From Cities, Major League Soccer Will Expand to 30 Teams

By: Michael Popke

Feeding on the building World Cup frenzy, Major League Soccer will be expanding to 30 teams. Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF begin play in 2020, and...   More>>



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