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CollegiateBassAnglers

Big Bass Bash Starts Today in Paris, TN

October 4, 2019

The 2019 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash is set to take place on October 4th-5th at Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN. more >>


US_ABA

USABA Sets Forth Calendar of Events for Athletes with Visual Impairments

October 3, 2019

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes has set forth its calendar of events for fall and early winter for athletes with visual impairments. more >>


Knoxville

Knoxville to Play Pivotal Role on Korn Ferry Tour

October 3, 2019

In addition to the sponsorship, the newly named Visit Knoxville Open will move to historic Holston Hills Country Club beginning in 2020. more >>


CollegiateBassAnglers

Dates and Locations Announced for Collegiate Bass Championships

October 2, 2019

The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to get this new school year kicked off with a schedule of tournaments nationwide. more >>


USTA

Nicholasville, Kentucky, to Host ITF Pan American Tennis Action for Juniors

October 1, 2019

Top Seed Tennis Club (TSCB) in Nicholasville, Kentucky, will host the 2019 ITF Pan American Tennis Championships junior tournament. more >>



VisitKnoxville

Visit Knoxville Named as Sponsor of Korn Ferry Tour

October 14, 2019

PGA TOUR and TOUR Vision Promotions announced a new partnership for Visit Knoxville as title sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour’s event in Knoxville. more >>


TNDev

Tennessee Lists Record-Breaking Tourism Economic Impact

October 14, 2019

Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018 and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. more >>


GSOBSC

In Gulf Shores, Beach Sports Tourism Impact Up 10%

October 7, 2019

Coming off hot spring and summer sports seasons, fall is heating up with a variety of events along Alabama’s beaches. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. more >>


MontgomeryCool

Montgomery Sees Record Breaking Tourism Growth

July 29, 2019

Travelers spent $972 million and were responsible for 13,817 jobs last year in Montgomery County, according to an economist's report. 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 >>


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 >>


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 | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Spiking in Popularity

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The sport that is played on three surfaces, by two genders and by all ages and abilities, even at the Paralympic level, is set for growth, and has...   More>>


USSoccer Article | November 14, 2018
Should U.S. Soccer Diversify Venue Selection for the Men’s National Team?

By: Michael Popke

U.S. Soccer needs to start thinking outside the box – or at least outside its traditional map – if it wants to get more in-person spectators. In...   More>>


blank Article | November 9, 2018
Serve It Up!

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of tennis has had some major investments in facilities recently. A few years ago, the U.S. Tennis Association opened its massive USTA...   More>>



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