West-North Central Articles


Basketball
Article | January 30, 2017
Basketball’s Fast Break   

March Madness (and its brackets, and its spectatorship and, of course, its resounding economic impact, not to mention its visibility) is ready to... More>>



Champions
Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism   

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of... More>>



Midwest
Article | November 17, 2016
Sports in America’s Heartland   

The Midwest is America’s heartland, but there’s more to it than just wide-open space. There are plenty of communities offering venues both... More>>



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Article | October 5, 2016
Women’s Roller Derby International Playoffs Skate Through U.S. Cities   

The longtime grassroots sport of women’s roller derby has quietly been building a new generation of fans. Now, it’s gathering even more momentum... More>>



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Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball   

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best... More>>



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Article | July 21, 2016
Peak Competition for Combat Sports   

One of civilization’s oldest forms of competition, combat sports, come in a variety of forms. Martial arts, wrestling and boxing offer some general... More>>



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Article | July 21, 2016
Long Distance Travelers   

From benefit 5Ks to marathons (and even to duathlons and triathlons, as well as cycling events), athletes are taking to America’s roads for... More>>



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Article | May 23, 2016
On the Fast Track   

Track and field is one of the oldest sports known to mankind and its popularity remains strong from the high school levels all the way up to the... More>>



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Article | May 20, 2016
America's Anglers: Following the Current   

Whether it’s bass fishing, deep sea angling, fly casting or anything else, fishing is big business with great potential for economic impact. The... More>>



IowaBaseball
Article | May 4, 2016
Iowa Legislature Approves Watered-Down Sports Tax Incentive Bill   

The state of Iowa would like to see more baseball take place within its borders; however, the fight to create more facilities is something of a... More>>



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