The NCAA selected more than 600 host sites for preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships in Divisions I, II and III. With more than 3,000 bid submissions from schools, conferences, commissions and cities trying to host the NCAA’s 90 championships, only 613 sites were awarded this round.
The field is set for the 143rd 2017 Kentucky Derby, also known as ‘The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports’, but since the Derby is May 6, some facts and history will provide the entertainment for now.
The NCAA announces championship sites for baseball, basketball, volleyball and wrestling.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to two honorees, Larry Roziers and Pop Warner Little Scholars.
The 2017 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament set attendance records of 80,691 during the three-day event at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
During the Opening Ceremonies of the 25th Annual NASC Symposium, the 2017 Member Awards were announced. Congratulations to the winners!
SportsEvents Media Group enjoyed sponsoring this year's NASC Sports Legacy Community Service Project where close to a hundred volunteers helped clean up Seymour Park in Sacramento, CA.
A group of local officials, businesses, venue owners and representatives from the Lake George (NY) Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau are teaming up to discuss establishing a year-round destination for youth sports tournaments and amateur athletic groups.
USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resigned under building pressure after the Indianapolis Star broke an investigative story unveiling sexual abuse allegations and a climate within the organization that was slow to act when notified of allegations of abuse by a team doctor and coaches.
The Goodyear blimp is a familiar site to anyone who’s ever been to a major sporting event or watched televised sports. The company recently retired one of its flying airships, the Spirit of Innovation, to introduce a modern fleet of blimps.
The Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFQ) submissions for the operation, maintenance and marketing of a new publicly-owned tourism sports field and stadium complex with related retail, food and beverage sales.
PITTSBURGH — The USA Track & Field national half-marathon championships in 2018 and 2019 will be run in Pittsburgh.
A Ryder-Cup style multi-sport contest between Great Britain and the United States remains a possibility after the British Olympic Association and United States Olympic Committee said they were in 'live' talks, according to a story in the Daily Mail.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — A report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance looked at ways the nation’s sports venues can make an impact by reducing their energy and water use and is available to the public.
NOBELSVILLE, IN — The Noblesville City Council approved the final agreement for the Noblesville Fieldhouse, a proposed $15 million youth sports complex.
ATLANTA — A bustling sports complex in Stonecrest will host youth soccer tournaments 40 weeks a year, become the home of two professional soccer teams and create 361 jobs on the site, according to an economic impact study by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Atlanta Sports City is expected to begin construction this fall on 200 acres next to Stonecrest Mall. It will eventually include a 15,000-seat stadium and 22 fields.
CINCINNATI, OH — The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) announced its first Hall of Fame class, which will be recognized at the 2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium to be held March 27-30 in Sacramento, CA.
PHILADELPHIA —The Penn Relays and USA Track & Field on announced a partnership through 2020 that continues the collaboration between the world’s oldest and largest relay carnival with the World’s top-ranked Track & Field Team.
DALLAS — Tourism and travel stakeholders in Dallas Fort Worth and the North Texas region launched a new collaborative marketing initiative under the new organizational name VisitDFW – completely rebooting the regional tourism organization formerly called the Dallas Fort Worth Area Tourism Council (DFWATC).
JACKSON HOLE, WY — A project that has been in the works since 2014 is on the brink of breaking ground. Blue Collar Restaurant Group owner Joe Rice is backing an estimated $5 million project to build a state-of-the-art indoor sports training facility in the South Park business area off Highway 89.
SPRINGFIELD, OR – Willamalane’s commitment to water safety earned the district national honors in January, when the Starfish Aquatics Institute awarded the district the prestigious Five Star Award.
The United States will not participate in the IAAF World Youth Championships (World U18 Championships), USA Track and Field announced.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — USA Swimming and Sigma Gamma Rho announced a multi-year extension of their successful partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation within the African American community.
ARLINGTON, TX – Dallas, Detroit and Indianapolis will be the summer destinations for youth bowlers as International Bowling Campus Youth Development has determined sites for its national youth events for 2018 through 2020.
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott sharpens his criticism of the Legislature over tourism marketing spending and job incentive programs, the Florida House has retaliated by proposing a bill that would completely eliminate whole agencies charged with carrying out Scott's biggest priorities.
The Bryan city council has changed its mind about a proposed youth sports complex on the westside of town, according to WTAW.
The Marriott Prattville hotel's guest room renovations will be complete by the end of February and the Robert Trent Jones golf courses at Capitol Hill will be in exceptional condition in time for spring, according to the hotel.
The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn’t impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events.
Alan Kidd, former president of the San Diego Sports Commission, has been appointed the new president and CEO of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC).
WACO, TX — McLennan County voters could decide whether to approve a $34.4 million overhaul — paid for by out-of-towners — of the Extraco Events Center by enacting a venue tax.
PRINCETON, NJ – USRowing announced that Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Merry will retire from the organization effective April 15, 2017. Merry joined USRowing in 1994 and was named CEO in 2005.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The West Michigan Sports Commission was named a finalist in the midsize organization category of the MiBiz Best-Managed Nonprofits Awards.
The fiscal year of 2015-16 meant another bustling sports economy year to the Florida Sports economy bringing 16 million visitors, a $57.4 billion economic footprint and 580,000 jobs to the Sunshine State.
CHESTERFIELD, MO — The Chesterfield City Council narrowly approved plans for a massive, $35 million youth sports and education complex, but deferred action on a related property purchase.
SANTA CLARITA, CA — The 2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, which will feature stand-alone Junior National Championships for the first time, are slated for May 19-21 at Castaic Lake.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean announced he will retire August 1 after a combined 18 years as head of the national governing body, a period which saw the organization’s players more than double and the women’s team medal at every Olympic Winter Games.
SportsEvents Magazine Executive Editor John Rezell will be Moderator for the media breakout session at the Oregon Sports Summit on February 2.
After more than 20 years as executive director of USA Swimming Chuck Wielgus announced his retirement effective Aug. 31, 2017. Wielgus is the longest-tenured chief executive in the U.S. Olympic Movement.
The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation ultimately ensures that the medical care of athletes is not jeopardized.
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office compiled a list of top sporting events coming in 2017.
The Noblesville Common Council approved an agreement to give Klipsch-Card Facilities LLC the go-ahead to build the Noblesville Fieldhouse $15 million youth sports facility.
The votes are in! SportsEvents magazine's readers and Facebook fans have selected their top 7 picks for “Top Sports Vacation Spots.”
World Para Swimming announced that a new World Series, bringing together some of the world’s biggest and best competitions, will be introduced in 2017.
Buffalo Wild Wings is donating a total of $1.1 million raised during the month of October through the annual Team Up for Kids fundraiser.
On this particular morn, a Christmas Eve blizzard knocked out the power in the area, thus no lights and no heat. Needless to say, it didn’t matter. We dug into the presents as kids usually do. Then Mom handed me a big flat box. I had no idea what it was, so I ripped it open with a little added energy.
Cedar Rapids and Mount Mercy University are thrilled to be hosting the 2018 and 2020 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men’s & Women’s Cross Country National Championships at Seminole Valley Cross Country Course.
The City Commission voted in November to award Hellas Construction, an Austin firm that specializes in building sports complexes, the contract to build a $9 million youth baseball and softball park.
It is known as one of the greatest pre-game speeches of all-time and ignited the USA to possibly the greatest upset in the history of sports when the young American Olympic Hockey Team knocked off the Soviet Union back in 1980. But, you probably never have heard it like this.
Two board members of the St. Johns County (FL) Tourist Development Council called for the creation of a sports commission that would attract events to the county at its meeting this week.
Entrepreneur Andy Card unveiled plans this week for an approximately $15 million youth sports facility in Noblesville, IN as part of a deal that would include millions of dollars in long-term subsidies from the city.
USA Gymnastics has awarded the 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships, which showcases more than 1,800 of the country’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling, to Milwaukee, WI.
The Arizona Coyotes unveiled a plan to build a new home in Tempe, with the team proposing to pick up half the cost of a new $400 million hockey arena and taxpayers picking up the balance.
The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission announced its inaugural Oregon Sports Summit will be held on February 2, 2017 at the Valley River Inn.
J. Talty O’Connor, founder and publisher of SportsEvents Magazine has been named to the Board of Directors for the National Council of Youth Sports.
Before Southern Louisiana made headlines with its flooding issues in August, the area boasted a productive summer season for sports.
The Davis, CA City Council voted 5-0 in July to support a proposal for a new, large-scale sports complex that put early planning efforts into motion.
Don Schumacher announced that he will relinquish the title of executive director of the National Association of Sports Commissions in 2017.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on August 17 of youth football helmets produced by Zenith.
Former USA Baseball National Team player Jen Pawol became the seventh female umpire in the Minor Leagues.
USA Gymnastics awarded Kate Foster the 2016 USA Gymnastics Robert Miller Spirit of the Flame Award.
The IOC Executive Board will support the addition of Baseball and Softball when it comes up for vote at the IOC meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball renames itself USA Softball
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The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program released an annual snapshot of how well stakeholders are serving children and communities through sports.
As area governments continued to cut recreation funding, sports groups needed to step up to the plate to keep programs running and fields maintained.
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In the next 18 months, two new sports complexes are set to open in Delaware!
USA BMX announced its Science Technology Education and Math (STEM) Program has helped over 15,000 kids nationwide!
U.S. Synchronized Swimming Inc. (USA Synchro) is relocating from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs.
Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.
After a two-year break, the US Figure Skating Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships will return to Giant Center in January 2017.
The Fat Bike Nationals, which will be held in Ogden, Utah, in 2016, will move to Grand Rapids for 2017-2018.
The United States Olympic Committee has opted not to bid on the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships were held at the Mohawk Sports Complex in July.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) is holding its Eastern World Series in Delmarva (Wicomico County).
More than 250 youth baseball teams from across the nation will visit Warren County this summer.
The U.S. Olympic Training Center will host three U.S. Grand Prix events featuring elite international track cyclists throughout July at the Velodrome in Memorial Park.
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For the first time, Snohomish County has been selected to host two events by the United States Tennis Association/Pacific Northwest Section (USTA/PNW) as a result of a successful bid by the Snohomish County Sports Commission.
The USA Track & Field (USATF) Region 16 (Florida) Junior Olympic Championship is racing towards Palm Beach County.
The 2015 Pro Watercross Tour World Championships will be held Sept. 19-27 at Sugden Regional Park.
The IAAF has awarded its premier competition to Eugene, Ore., bypassing the usual bidding process.
USA Triathlon and USA Triathlon Foundation announced the first eight collegiate institutions that will benefit from the Women's Triathlon Emerging Sport Grant.
The 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships will be hosted in Everett, Washington, in Snohomish County, at XFINITY Arena.
The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, announced recently the addition of the W.B. Mason Championship at Thorny Lea Golf Club to the 2015 schedule.
ShotTracker, a wearable technology for basketball, announced its partnership with Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson to launch the first virtual basketball camp.
Cedar Rapids will host the International Jugglers' Association 2017 Juggling Festival.
The 2016 US Open Pickleball Championships will be held at East Naples Community Park.
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports (TTS) announced the inaugural Malibu Cup international waterski tournament and exhibition event will be held in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
USA Football and FieldTurf are accepting applications for their annual Field Building Grants Program.
Students with disabilities could gain more avenues to participate in sports if a bill co-sponsored by a Triad legislator is passed.
Charlotte city council members will discuss the approval of nearly $40 million to upgrade both Bank of America Stadium and Bo jangles Coliseum.
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The NCBA Mid-Atlantic Region Division renews contract to host championship tournaments in Martinsville.
The Erie Sports Commission announced another 'The Biggest Loser' event to be held in Erie, Pa.
The Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau announced that two new events are expected to attract more than 15,000 athletes.
U.S. Soccer announced a commitment to develop world-class players and coaches, which focuses on three main areas.
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On Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon brought nearly 2,300 athletes, friends, family and trainers to the area.
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State Games of America is expected to have large economic and sports tourism impact.
New soccer complex proposed to Mobile County Commissioners.
Sioux Falls looking forward to hosting 2017 youth soccer regionals.
First phase of sports tourism complex is moving forward.
Petersburg City Council hopes new basketball arena will boost tourism.
Passion and volunteers fuel Hope Sports Complex and its seven new sports fields.
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