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Dogman

Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race Coming to Mt. McSauba

February 18, 2020

The Dogman Challenge is a two-hour winter endurance event held entirely on multi-use trails in the Charlevoix area. more >>


GrandRapdis

Grand Rapids Rift Clash Coming to Celebration Cinema GR North

February 6, 2020

The Grand Rapids Rift Clash takes place February 7-9 at Celebration Cinema GR North. more >>


NAIA

Women’s Golf Upcoming Championship Sites Announced

January 31, 2020

NAIA announced its women’s golf national championships through 2024: Ann Arbor, Oklahoma City and Quad Cities will host beginning in 2021. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Hosting First Esports Event This Month

January 30, 2020

The latest sports tournament coming to Grand Rapids doesn’t take place in the physical world. more >>


Bassmaster

Lake Fork to Host 2020 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest

January 30, 2020

B.A.S.S. announced that Lake Fork will again host the 2020 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. more >>



WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Greets 2020 with Healthy Growth

January 15, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) kicked off 2020 with a number of changes signaling healthy growth. more >>


WestMi

2018 was Banner Year with Sports Tourism in West Michigan

April 15, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history in 2018. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Announces Landmark Sports Event Hosting in 2018

March 4, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history with 88 events in 2018. more >>


USPEA

US Equestrian Names Additional USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence

January 21, 2019

US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) announced a new Center of Excellence (COE). more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


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Articles

CoronaVirus Article | January 27, 2020
What Do You Need to Know About the Coronavirus?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The coronavirus, the big, bad bug coming out of Wuhan, in the Hubei Province of China, has been in the news – and even more so since the first U.S....   More>>


ToughMudder Article | January 8, 2020
Tough Times for Tough Mudder Show Dark Future for Obstacle Racing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What happens when a giant in the industry falls? It reverberates through those left standing. Tough Mudder might not have hit the ground (yet) but it...   More>>


USAMastersGames Article | December 11, 2019
Inside Events: USA Masters Games

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The USA Masters Games, a multi-sport event for athletes age 21 and up, comes to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the first time in the summer of 2020. It...   More>>


FluShots Article | October 2, 2019
With a Severe Flu Season Predicted, Should Youth Sports Require Vaccines?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After a relatively mild flu season last year, health officials are predicting a backlash for 2020; in fact, one child has already died – and the...   More>>


WiffleBall Article | September 18, 2019
Is Competitive Wiffle Ball the Next Big Travel Phenomenon?

By: Michael Popke

The game you played as a rambunctious six-year-old is all grown-up – and has a championship of its own. Just ask anyone who recently played in the...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Keeping Pace

By: Michael Popke

Recreational, competitive and endurance runners have no shortage of races to choose from these days, and plenty of settings to enjoy. From urban...   More>>


IndyCar Article | June 12, 2019
Motorsports Events: Economic Engine or Source of Contention?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Motorsports events can generate revenue, excitement and crowds. Unfortunately, they can cause controversy when they’re not being held at a facility...   More>>


MLSBall Article | May 15, 2019
Amid Enthusiasm From Cities, Major League Soccer Will Expand to 30 Teams

By: Michael Popke

Feeding on the building World Cup frenzy, Major League Soccer will be expanding to 30 teams. Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF begin play in 2020, and...   More>>


MSUBand Article | May 15, 2019
March Madness: Kicking Cheerleaders and Band off the Plane while VIPs Ride Free

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

March Madness has a new meaning. Public outrage followed a newspaper report that Michigan State took its cheer squad and band off a flight to Final...   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>



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