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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.


Article | July 27, 2016
Is that a Pikachu in Left Field? Sports Venues & Facility Owners Ride the Pokémon Go Wave   

By: Michael Popke

Even if you don’t understand the Pokémon Go craze, at least one thing has become very clear: It's not just invading malls, neighborhoods and more;...more >>


Case study | July 21, 2016
With NCAA Ban Over, That Greenville Is Back in the Game   

By: Michael Popke

A year has passed since the Confederate flag came down and the NCAA ended its rule against championship sites in South Carolina. That opened the...more >>


Article | July 21, 2016
Long Distance Travelers   

By: Michael Popke

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 >>


Article | July 13, 2016
A Timeline of Rio’s Problems: Snapshot View of an Olympics in Disarray    

By: Michael Popke

The Olympics begin August 5. Rio says it’s ready, but it’s hard for a waiting world to believe that statement, given the morass of problems...more >>


Article | July 13, 2016
Manchester City FC to Host Hackathon for all the Right Reasons   

By: Michael Popke

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, one of the crimes U.S. residents fear most is having their computer or smartphone hacked and their identity stolen....more >>


Article | July 13, 2016
Copa America Centenario Helps U.S. Cities Score   

By: Michael Popke

The dust is settling after last month’s Copa America Centenario, during which new records were set for total and average attendance, television...more >>


Article | May 23, 2016
On the Fast Track   

By: Michael Popke

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 >>


Case study | May 23, 2016
Conway, Arkansas - Open for Business: Conway's Facilities Welcome Youth Sports Tournaments   

By: Michael Popke

A city of 60,000 residents, Conway, Arkansas, prides itself on several publicly-owned sports facilities that cater to youth sports teams and...more >>


Case study | May 23, 2016
Edmond, Oklahoma - Lazy E Arena Keeps Busy Hosting Premier Youth Rodeo   

By: Michael Popke

The world’s largest indoor rodeo facility, the Lazy E Arena, is less than 10 miles from Edmond, Oklahoma. That alone would have been reason enough...more >>


Case study | March 3, 2016
Bryan College Station, Texas: A Reputation for Cooperation   

By: Michael Popke

When the convention and visitors bureau for Bryan College Station changed its name to Bryan College Station Sports + Events, it was not because of...more >>


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