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Big Events in the Great Plains

Big Events in the Great Plains

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Great Plains, the big cities have small-town charm and the small towns have big-city amenities, but nowhere will you find “big-city attitudes.” Visitors are sometimes surprised by locals’ welcoming nature, known simply as “Midwestern nice.” Wrestling has a stronghold in several states, and BMX is an up-and-coming sport. Residents love their ice hockey, […]

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A Region That Rises Above

A Region That Rises Above

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Along the southeastern seaboard, the culture combines a little bit of the East Coast and a whole lot of the South. And regardless of whether the city is pushing 1 million residents or barely breaking 100,000, in the South-Atlantic, the general consensus is that sports rule. Big cities boast big-name professional teams and a roster […]

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| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archery Events Hit a Target Market By Zoie Clift Thanks to the popularity of the “Hunger Games” and a strong national team, archery has piqued the interests of venues capable of hosting championship-level events Thanks in large part to the popularity of “The Hunger Games” books and movies, archery has gained and enjoyed a boost in […]

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| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tipping Off in the Southwest By Karen Robes Meeks While much of America experiences the chill of winter, the Southwest basks in the sun. It’s a distinct advantage for organizers looking to plan their sporting events without unpredictable weather distractions. “We have great weather all year long. It’s one of our biggest strengths,” said Ed […]

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| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yoga Not a Stretch For Many Events By Karen Robes Meeks Until about five years ago, Liana Lozada’s interest in yoga did not extend beyond the gym. The 30-year-old writer from Miami practiced yoga occasionally to help with back problems stemming from endometriosis, but it wasn’t until 2011 when she checked out the Wanderlust Festival […]

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| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Events With an Impact in the South By Greg Mellen Rich in history, culture and resources, destinations in the South have what it takes to host a wide range of memorable sporting events. To many, it may seem the South is all about Roll Tide, Razorbacks, Ragin’ Cajuns and all things football. But there’s so […]

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| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Boxing Rolls With the Punches By Greg Mellen Every few years, someone comes along claiming that boxing is down for the count. That someone will cite the rise of mixed martial arts, a lack of network television exposure, an inherent brutality, or the decline of homegrown stars in the sport. There are always those ready […]

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| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Serve in the Mid-Atlantic By Karen Robes Meeks American historian Frederick Jackson Turner saw the Mid-Atlantic as a kind of prototype for what would become the modern United States. The region’s harbors were entryways to waves of European immigrants settling here and creating the international diversity that now defines the region. Today that international […]

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| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Baseball and Softball Keep Interest Alive By Zoie Clift Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, made it clear upon succeeding Bug Selig: He wants to see more kids playing baseball. Judging from an announcement in early June detailing the partnership between USA Baseball, ASA/USA Softball and MLB on its Play Ball initiative, that […]

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| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pacific States Pair Well With Events By John Conroy Many of the nation’s most scenic destinations are located in the Pacific States, where cities take pride in the events they host indoors and out. Stretching some 3,700 miles from Alaska to the Mexican border, the Pacific region offers a menu of tantalizing choices for event […]

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