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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 >>


NJCAA

NJCAA Awards Championships to Multiple Cities

May 4, 2020

The NJCAA awarded 25 locations the right to host upcoming NJCAA Championships for future years. 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 >>



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

Scoreboard Article | October 2, 2019
Rich Team, Poor Team? States Might Level the Economic Playing Field

By: Michael Popke

We’ve all heard the complaints: kids enrolled in sports teams at schools in lower-income areas don’t have access to the same coaching, staffing...   More>>


FieldOfDreams Article | August 21, 2019
Even One Year Out, 'Field of Dreams' Game is Big Business

By: Michael Popke

It’s still a year away but the first-ever Major League game to be played at the iconic “field of dreams” in Iowa corn country is already an...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Ready to Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports offer both youth and adults a great way to interact in person, focus, gain self-discipline, reduce stress and stay fit. Even better...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Venues Suited to Victories

By: Tracey Schelmetic

It’s one of the oldest sports known to man but its facilities are state-of-the-art and designed to coax the best performances out of athletes at...   More>>


Plane Article | February 6, 2019
Report: Charter Planes Used More by Men’s Teams Than Women’s

By: Michael Popke

The great divide between men’s and women’s teams at the collegiate level is an often-referenced (and much argued) issue. A recent report...   More>>


GART Article | February 6, 2019
Coast-to-Coast Trail Could Give Event Owners a Way to Challenge Endurance Athletes, Bucket Listers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be premature to tell the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail to step aside but a coast-to-coast, traffic-free trail could be a...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


USSoccer Article | November 14, 2018
Should U.S. Soccer Diversify Venue Selection for the Men’s National Team?

By: Michael Popke

U.S. Soccer needs to start thinking outside the box – or at least outside its traditional map – if it wants to get more in-person spectators. In...   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
In the Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports remain popular among kids and adults. These sports include the traditional forms, wrestling, mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing, and...   More>>


StateGames Article | June 13, 2018
State Games of America

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In 2017, State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style event, hosted 12,000 athletes from 47 states as well as the District of Columbia, Canada...   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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