Iowa


StateGamesAmerica

State Games of America Announce Move to 2022

June 29, 2020

The rescheduling is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many state games to cancel or modify their games this summer. 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 >>


NAIA

NAIA Shows Post-COVID-19 Bounceback, Extending Championship Host Agreements

May 14, 2020

The NAIA announced it will extend championship agreements for seven of its championship host sites affected this past year by COVID-19. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Announces Sioux City Extension for Women’s Volleyball Championship

May 14, 2020

The NAIA has announced an extension to its agreement to host the Women's Volleyball National Championship in Sioux City, Iowa. more >>


IRONMAN

IRONMAN Provides Update on Previously Scheduled Events

May 8, 2020

IRONMAN is currently working on potential options for several events including IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines and IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead. 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 >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2019 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 2, 2019

The STMA announces the 2019 Field of the Year winners, including professional facilities, college and university and schools and parks. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. more >>


DiscountTire

Discount Tire Signs Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with the Heartland Soccer Association and the Kansas City Champions Cup

June 10, 2019

Heartland Soccer Association has announced that Discount Tire is the Official Tire Supplier of Heartland Soccer Association. more >>


CatchDesMoines

Catch Des Moines awarded Best Student-Athlete Experience Event for NAIA 2018 Wrestling National Championships

September 17, 2018

The NAIA has announced the second year of the NAIA National Championship Host Excellence Awards. more >>


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Articles

LiveStream Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Ready to Rumble

By: Judy Leand

From wrestling and boxing to martial arts, combat sports are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S. A bright spot is the niche sport of...   More>>


HSSports Article | May 26, 2020
High School Sports Ready to Take the Field…in Stages

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With many states starting the reopening process, high school sports may be on the way back as well, at least in certain areas. In some cases, that...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Right on Track

By: Judy Leand

As one of the oldest athletic events in the world, track and field has been a vital part of both the ancient and modern Olympics and is a mainstay of...   More>>


COVID Article | May 21, 2020
New Guidelines for Safe Reopening of Sports, Live Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As the U.S. works toward what might be its soft reopening (with some states going a little softer than others), the sports industry is feeling its...   More>>


DroneSpray Article | May 13, 2020
Post-COVID Sports: Stadium Disinfecting Drones, Cardboard Spectators

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What will sports look like in a post-COVID-19 era? While sports are announcing their comeback events, the spectator side is an example of...   More>>


MiLB Article | April 29, 2020
Sources: "Assault on Hometown Baseball" a Done Deal

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Last year, the country learned of what became known as “the assault on hometown baseball,” or MLB’s proposal to cut 40 teams from the minors....   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>>


MiLB Article | December 11, 2019
“Assault on Hometown Baseball” Panicking Cities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Spring training for baseball starts soon but there may be fewer players at the Minor League level in years to come, thanks (or no thanks) to a...   More>>


Deerhead Article | December 11, 2019
Iowa City Closes Parks So Sharpshooters Can Target High Deer Population

By: Michael Popke

Well, this is a new one. Eight public parks in Iowa City are closed most of December while sharpshooters work to reduce an enormously overburdened...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 28, 2019
Where Venue Flexibility Meets Midwestern Hospitality   

By: Michael Popke

If you’re even vaguely familiar with Iowa, you know that wrestling is one of the state’s most popular sports, which is why wrestling tournaments... More>>



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