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Underarmour

Under Armour Announces Fitness Challenge, Community Support for Those Impacted by Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Using a 30-day Healthy at Home fitness challenge, individuals and families at home will be encouraged to stay healthy and physically active. more >>


GSOBSC

Gulf Shores Setting Up for NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

March 10, 2020

NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship returns to in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this spring. more >>


GulfShores

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Lists Strong Sports Calendar for Spring

March 6, 2020

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is gearing up for a spring 2020 lineup with 30+ events slated for March through May. more >>


Bassmaster

Bassmaster Bringing High School and College Fishing to Lay Lake

March 3, 2020

Lay Lake, the fishery that hosted four Bassmaster Classics, will host three high school and college tournaments with Classic implications in 2020. more >>


Foley

Archery Event Drawing Competitors to Foley

February 19, 2020

The Hoyt Archery Alabama Pro/Am draws competitors from around the world to Foley, Alabama. more >>



Jacks

Jack's Family Restaurants Announces Partnership with Bassmaster

February 3, 2020

Jack’s Family Restaurants has signed on as a Local Partner of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk. 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 >>



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

blank Article | May 31, 2012
Southeast: Southern Hospitality

By: Peter Francesconi

The Southeastern U.S. is one of the most populous, and fastest growing, areas of the country. Its economy has seen a large expansion in recent...   More>>


blank Article | March 31, 2012
Education Degree Programs

By: Dr. Bonnie Tiell

Sport management curriculum has been offered in colleges since the mid-fifties when a class in Baseball Ticket Sales was offered by Walter O'Malley,...   More>>


blank Article | March 31, 2012
Profiles in Leadership - Behind-the-Scenes

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Although it is used in a variety of contexts, the word 'team' is primarily associated with the sports world. Certainly, there are many non-team-based...   More>>


blank Article | March 31, 2012
Track & Field - The Big Future of Track and Field

By: Juli Anne Patty

As the 2012 London Summer Olympics approach, it’s time for a look at the most-watched Olympic event: track and field.   More>>



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