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B.A.S.S. Announces New Tournament Trail for Kayak Enthusiasts

January 24, 2020

The popularity of kayak fishing is at an all-time high, just one of the reasons B.A.S.S. has formed a new tournament trail for kayaking enthusiasts. more >>


JohnsonCity

Milligan College ESports and Visit Johnson City Team up to Host the First Annual Video Gaming Tournament

January 23, 2020

Milligan College ESports Team and Visit Johnson City are collaborating on a whole new type of sporting event. more >>


GulfSouth

2020 and 2021 Gulf South Conference Golf Championships Return to Mobile/RTJ at Magnolia Grove

January 20, 2020

The Gulf South Conference Men's & Women's Golf Championships return to Mobile's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Ready to Serve as Home Base for Baseball Once Again

January 15, 2020

The Mobile Sports Authority knocks it out of the park with its latest announcement of a return visit of Babe Ruth Baseball. more >>


PWBA

PWBA Sets Schedule for 2020

January 10, 2020

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association Regional program will hold a minimum of 10 events during the 2020 season. more >>



Huk

Huk Performance Fishing Signs on as Sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic

January 6, 2020

Huk Performance Fishing is the apparel and gear brand of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Announces Record Year

December 23, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority attracted, supported, and/or hosted a record 40 sports events for the recently completed fiscal year. more >>


HuntingtonIngallsIndustries

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces $25,000 Gift to Special Olympics Mississippi

December 9, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries raised a record-breaking $25,000 for Special Olympics Mississippi during the 5K on the Causeway. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2019 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 2, 2019

The STMA announces the 2019 Field of the Year winners, including professional facilities, college and university and schools and parks. 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 >>



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 | 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

Climbing Article | September 4, 2019
Interest Strong in Climbing as Sport Heads for the Olympics

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No rocks and no hard places here. Climbing is headed for the Olympics in 2020 (and 2024, for that matter) so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that...   More>>


WorldGames Article | September 4, 2019
What Birmingham Stands to Gain by Hosting the World Games in 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When the World Games come to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021, they’ll boost the city’s reputation as a center for multi-sport events on the highest...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
The Perfect Landing

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Heading into the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the U.S. is seeing the expected uptick in interest in gymnastics. And from beginner and recreational level to...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
Playing the Field: Softball's Diamond Destinations

By: Michael Popke

Returning to the Olympics next year, softball continues its run of popularity. From youth-level rec leagues all the way up to competitive high school...   More>>



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