Missouri


MLFFLW

Toyota Series Announced by FLW, MLF

November 4, 2020

Major League Fishing (MLF) and FLW announced the 2021 Toyota Series schedule, highlighted by a smaller Championship field. more >>


FLW_Fishing

Toyota Series to Host Event on Table Rock Lake

November 3, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Series Plains Division will wrap up with a tournament in Branson, Missouri, Nov. 5-7, hosted by Explore Branson. more >>


MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces 2021 High School Fishing Tournament Schedule

November 2, 2020

Major League Fishing announced the schedule and locations for the 2021 season of High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing. more >>


MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces Details of 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League

October 21, 2020

Major League Fishing announced today all information regarding the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine. more >>


FLW_Fishing

Toyota Series to Host Event on Lake of the Ozarks

October 6, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Series Plains Division will continue this weekend in Osage Beach, Missouri, with the Toyota Series at Lake of the Ozarks. more >>



BallparksOfAmerica

American’s Baseball Tournament Destination in Branson, MO Signs A New General Manager

June 29, 2020

Ballparks of America has a new manager and is ready to bring in the first wave of teams for an exceptional 2020 summer baseball season. more >>


BallparksOfAmerica

American’s Baseball Tournament Destination in Branson Signs New General Manager

June 15, 2020

Following an ownership shift, Ballparks of America is preparing to bring in the teams for an exceptional 2020 summer baseball season. 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 >>


SpringfieldMo

Travel & Tourism Awards Presented in Springfield, Missouri

April 6, 2020

The Convention & Visitors Bureau recently presented its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards in Springfield. more >>


SFASFM

Ballparks of America Selects Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as Facility Operator

April 6, 2020

Thousands of baseball players and their families will flock to Branson, MO in 2020 to play baseball at the Ballparks of America sports complex. more >>



Wrestling

Envision Your Event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds

April 18, 2018

Want a destination that is versatile, easy to reach and fun? Meet the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a winning combination of location, flexible... more >>


Articles

Emerging Markets: Get Out of Your Venue Rut Article | December 31, 2012
Emerging Markets: Get Out of Your Venue Rut

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Repetition has long been known to be beneficial to athletes in practice sessions. When it comes to the location of sports events, though, for...   More>>


The NCAA’s New Recruiting Controls: An In-Depth Analysis Article | December 31, 2012
The NCAA’s New Recruiting Controls: An In-Depth Analysis

By: Dr. Arthur G. Ogden

In January 2012, the NCAA’s Board of Directors voted to ban 7-on-7 football games, leagues, camps or other “non-scholastic” sport enterprises...   More>>


Ice Rinks & Winter Sports: Hot Places for Winter Sports Action Article | December 31, 2012
Ice Rinks & Winter Sports: Hot Places for Winter Sports Action

By: Jenny Wierschem

The NHL was benched in the fall due to a lockout, but plenty of other skaters were getting ice time around the nation. And finding that ice time in...   More>>


Midwest:  Playing in the Heartland Article | October 31, 2012
Midwest: Playing in the Heartland

By: Peter Francesconi

Sports, and sports travel, are huge in the heartland. The Midwest consists of 12 states—from Ohio on the east side, northwest to North Dakota, and...   More>>


Cheer and Dance:  Spirit Guides Article | October 31, 2012
Cheer and Dance: Spirit Guides

By: Peter Francesconi

Cheerleading has come a long way since the 'pep clubs' of more than a century ago, when all-male squads would stand on the sidelines and lead cheers...   More>>


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Softball: Playing the Numbers

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball is one of the most popular sports in the U.S.—some estimates are that 40 million Americans will play at least one softball game during a...   More>>


blank Article | March 31, 2012
Education Degree Programs

By: Dr. Bonnie Tiell

Sport management curriculum has been offered in colleges since the mid-fifties when a class in Baseball Ticket Sales was offered by Walter O'Malley,...   More>>


blank Article | March 31, 2012
Soccer: Kick It Into High Gear

By: Peter Francesconi

Every year, there are hundreds of soccer tournaments and events for youngsters and adults throughout the U.S. and Canada.   More>>


blank Article | February 29, 2012
Baseball: America’s Game, America’s Facilities

By: Juli Anne Patty

All over America this spring, coats are being tucked away and short sleeves are replacing sweaters. But for many Americans, the most important part...   More>>


blank Article | December 31, 2011
Emerging Sports Markets

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

As we ring in the new year, it’s a great time to expand horizons and explore new sports destinations. Some of the destinations presented here may...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | January 7, 2015
The Metropolis of Sports: Kansas City, Missouri   

By: Juli Anne Patty

For more than a hundred years, Kansas City, Missouri, has been known as the City of Fountains, and it is widely known for serving up some of the... More>>


blank Case study | November 13, 2013
Rolla, Missouri: Small Town Charm, Big-Time Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When a team is ‘on the bubble, it’s on the verge of taking the next big step. Rolla, Missouri, is on the bubble as well. More>>


Independence, Missouri: An American Original Case study | October 31, 2012
Independence, Missouri: An American Original   

By: Peter Francesconi

Independence, Missouri, is a place where history continues to come alive. As the hometown of Harry Truman, it is one of only a handful of cities with... More>>



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