SDM Contributor

Print
Michael Popke

Michael Popke

Michael Popke is an award-winning journalist with 25 years of professional experience in print and digital media. For 15 years, he was managing editor of Athletic Business, the leading business-to-business magazine and website for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals. He also has coached baseball, basketball and softball, worked as a USA Swimming stroke-and-turn official and is an avid high school sports and aquatics safety supporter. Michael owns Two Lakes Media Group and lives in the Madison, Wisconsin, area.


Case study | September 16, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Capital Improvements Make Oklahoma’s Capitol City a Major Midwest Destination   

By: Michael Popke

Oklahoma City is a capital destination for sports and as such, it has made some capital improvements to increase its already excellent athletic...more >>


Article | September 7, 2016
Fewer NFL Preseason Games on Tap in 2017?   

By: Michael Popke

On Sunday, NFL regular season opens. One topic of conversation the past four weeks has been whether such a long preseason is necessary. Or even safe....more >>


Article | September 7, 2016
New Jersey Pop Warner Football Association Throws Flag, Cancels Season   

By: Michael Popke

When numbers fall in youth football because of parents' concerns over concussions, it might be expected. But when a Pop Warner Association league...more >>


Article | September 7, 2016
The Olympics: What Next After Rio?   

By: Michael Popke

The Olympics ended in Rio not with a bang from terrorists or mosquitoes, but with this surprising piece of data: Millennials watched a ton of...more >>


Article | August 24, 2016
Historic Use of Instant Replay Takes Place at U.S. Soccer Game   

By: Michael Popke

In a sign that soccer might not only be gaining a stronger foothold in the United States but also advancing the game beyond traditional rules, the...more >>


Article | August 24, 2016
New Georgia State Research Center to Study Connection Between Cities and Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Every sports tourism professional thinks the connections between his or her city and its sports teams are powerful ones. Now, the new Sport and Urban...more >>


Article | August 24, 2016
Rio Olympics Fail to Medal in Social Media   

By: Michael Popke

The IOC already was off to bad start after issuing four pages of restrictive social media, blogging and online guidelines to athletes and commercial...more >>


Article | August 24, 2016
Sports and Tourism in the Zika Era   

By: Michael Popke

In what is becoming an all-too-familiar dance step, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued another travel advisory for a...more >>


Article | August 10, 2016
Apps in Parks: Good Idea or Bad Idea?   

By: Michael Popke

The rise of smartphone apps has helped increase the visitor experience in national parks. But what happens when some apps start driving too much...more >>


Article | August 10, 2016
Skateboarding World in Disarray Despite New Olympic-Sport Status   

By: Michael Popke

Skateboarding, it seems, just can’t play nice. Despite being named a new Olympic medal sport for 2020, the sport is plagued by infighting and...more >>


Print

Subscribe to SDM