Michigan


FLW

“FLW Fishing” to Premiere on Outdoor Channel Friday, July 3

July 2, 2020

Get your fish on! FLW announced the 2020 season of “FLW Fishing” will debut today on the Outdoor Channel, F7 to 9 p.m. EDT. more >>


SymetraTour

Symetra Tour Provides Updates on Two Summer Events

July 2, 2020

The Symetra Tour announced that the first two events in its revised schedule have been canceled, but both will return in 2021. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces 2020 Dates For Additional Tournament Series

June 16, 2020

B.A.S.S. has unveiled the post-COVID-19 revised event dates for the remaining events on their 2020 tournament schedule. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Announces Championship Hosting Updates

June 11, 2020

Taking into account COVID-19, NAIA has extended the agreements for championship hosting events for the future. more >>


WestMichigan

Jack Nicklaus to be Keynote Speaker at WMSC Annual Event

June 5, 2020

Legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus will be the featured speaker at the West Michigan Sports Commission’s annual event September 28. more >>



WestMi

West Michigan Sports Commission Hosted Most Sporting Events and Athletes/Visitors plus Booked Most Hotel Nights in Single Year

May 18, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted 99 events in 2019, attracting the most athletes and visitors in one year at 230,382. 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 >>


LPGAMeijer

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Touted as Best Tournament for Families and Foodies

March 16, 2020

The 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give was recognized as the Most Family Friendly and Best “Foodie” Experience on Tour. 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 >>


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Articles

InsideEvents Article | June 5, 2020
Inside Events: Meijer State Games of Michigan’s Virtual Games

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Throughout the month, the Meijer State Game of Michigan is hosting its first Virtual Games with running, cycling, BMX, fishing, golfing, rowing,...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Catering to Senior Athletes

By: Mike Guswiler

As destinations attract sports tournaments to their cities and regions, it’s a natural inclination to pursue the prestigious, high-profile events....   More>>


OnllineAuditions Article | April 28, 2020
Virtual Tryouts Allowing Teams to Gather Athletes for Next Season

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Rah-rah for COVID-19? That’s a no-no. But cheer squads in the NFL, whose auditions were halted by the virus, have been instituting virtual tryouts,...   More>>


Venues Article | April 7, 2020
Sports Venues Switching Gears from Hospitality to Hospital

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the latest paradigm shift for the sports planning industry that has shifted so much lately, venues that normally welcome soccer teams, racehorses...   More>>


HSBass Article | March 10, 2020
More States Sanctioning Bass Fishing as a High School Sport

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Somewhere between Super Tuesday and the COVID lockdowns, something was quietly happening in the Southeast that would be a bellwether for high school...   More>>


blank Article | March 6, 2020
Water Supply

By: Michael Popke

The blue water, the smell of chlorine, the dynamic power of athletes – it’s all part of the lure of competitive swimming and diving. Nationwide,...   More>>


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>>


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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