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BassPro

2020 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Headed for Pickwick Lake

June 5, 2020

The 2020 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops will take place on Pickwick Lake from June 10-11. more >>


Bassmaster

Elite Event Coming to Lake Eufaula

June 4, 2020

Tournament fishing prepares to restart in June, with the 2020 Bassmaster Elite Series season, B.A.S.S. announced. more >>


Bassmaster

New B.A.S.S. Schedule Announced for Post-COVID-19 Season

June 3, 2020

B.A.S.S. officials have announced a new schedule for the remainder of the post-COVID-19 competition season. more >>


StateGamesofmi

Meijer State Games of Michigan Hosting First Virtual Games Now Through June 30

June 1, 2020

Meijer State Games of Michigan will be hosting its first Virtual Games starting now through June 30. more >>


MLF

MLF Restarts the Bass Pro Tour June 7-12

June 1, 2020

Fresh off the COVID-19 hiatus, Major League Fishing has announced the restart of its Bass Pro Tour. more >>



HP

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

May 6, 2020

Though our “pause” button is on, we want you to know we are here, preparing to bring sports events back to Snohomish County when the time comes.... more >>


MB

Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It’s a Destination!

February 20, 2020

Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points.... more >>


LazyE

Seven Reasons You Should Play in Edmond

February 7, 2020

Edmond invites athletes to utilize state-of-the-art sports facilities and enjoy the city’s charm. With the ability to host all types of sports (on... more >>


Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


BullheadCity

Bullhead City: The Hotspot for Sports Tourism

November 22, 2019

Boasting an estimated 360 days of sunshine each year, Bullhead City, Arizona, is quickly becoming the nation’s hotspot for sports tourism. more >>



Tactacam

Tactacam Fish-i Joins the Association of Collegiate Anglers

May 11, 2020

The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to announce a new partnership with Tactacam and the Fish-i camera for the 2020-2021 season. more >>


Bassmaster

Idaho’s Chris Rambough Awarded Inaugural C.A.S.T. For Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award

May 11, 2020

Sportfishing’s biggest stage was used to recognize the incredible philanthropic work done by anglers around the country . more >>


USA_WaterSki

GOODE Skis Renews Commitment as Sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

May 4, 2020

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce that GOODE Skis will continue as a National Sponsor of the NGB for 10 years. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Conservation Honors Three With Its Highest Award

May 4, 2020

B.A.S.S. Conservation honored three with its highest award at the Conservation Summit held March 6-8. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>


Destination Spotlights

TriCities Case study | December 17, 2019
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Providing Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

There’s a dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest (yes, really). It has plenty of space for water sports, sports fields that stay green... More>>


blank Case study | September 4, 2019
‘City for Champions’ Project Taking Olympic City USA to New Levels   

By: Michael Popke

No other destination in the U.S. is as deserving of the nickname “Olympic City USA” as Colorado Springs, Colorado. Want proof? It is home of the... More>>


blank Case study | September 3, 2019
Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

By: Judy Leand

Located in the Coastal Virginia Region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is consistently ranked among... More>>


White Papers

ASA_Fishing Whitepaper | August 1, 2019
The Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing   

Recreational fishing has a significant economic impact on communities throughout the U.S. But what does that really mean? The American... More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | January 1, 2019
National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Participation Survey   

For the 29th straight year, participation in sports at the high school level has increased. This paper has a breakdown of all sports. More>>


RedTorch Whitepaper | May 1, 2018
#SportOnSocial2018   

This report ranks the social media performance of 35 international federations of the IOC from March 2017 to February 2018. More>>


Auburn Whitepaper | March 1, 2018
Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama   

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events. More>>


Articles

MinorityCamping Article | May 27, 2016
Minority Report: Can a Diverse Camper Population Grow Outdoor Sports?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A recent statistic regarding the growing participation in minorities in camping is great news; after all, this is a demographic that for years was...   More>>


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

By: Juli Anne Patty

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>>


Millennials Article | April 20, 2016
Getting Millennials into Sports Means Letting them be Kids

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Millennials are poised for world domination, someday. In the meantime, they enjoy escaping back into childhood periodically. And that just might be...   More>>


USOpenSurfing Article | March 23, 2016
Prior to Olympic Selection Time, Surfing Stirring the Waters

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Surfing, one potential sport in 2020, has in its favor a youthful vibe and the potential to bring in viewers. But one thing wasn’t in surfing’s...   More>>



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