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| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rugby Readies for its Moment By Neal Read The buzz is building for a different breed of contact sport in America. Rugby, a sport that dates back more than 150 years, is riding a wave of momentum and will soon have an even bigger presence in the United States, thanks in part to the addition […]

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| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Volleyball Sets Up Events for Success By Greg Echlin Long after her retirement from competitive beach volleyball, Misty May-Treanor is still heard nationally over the airwaves through public service announcements about fitness. Five years after teaming up with Kerri Walsh Jennings to win the third of their three Olympic gold medals, May-Treanor’s name still has […]

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| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailing Events Set a Course Along the Shore By Rachel Carter As the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series and Sailing World Cup hit the water, the eyes of the world will be watching elite athletes crew the most sophisticated boats in existence. But even as organizers prepare for these international sailing spectacles, […]

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| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Golf Tours Drive Major Events By Greg Echlin With strong momentum from a record-setting 2016 season and a stellar start to this year’s campaigns, golf’s biggest events are poised for another memorable year. Optimism abounds among the sport’s top executives, who are thrilled about what the recent past has produced and what the future may […]

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| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Series of Firsts Awaits NCAA Hoops Hosts By Greg Echlin The two host cities of the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours—Phoenix and Dallas—are major markets well-versed in welcoming big events, so it may be surprising to learn that both will be hosting their respective events for the first time. But as the […]

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| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bass Fishing Events Increase in Scale By John Vivirito Bass fishing events attract more than just biting fish. A growing number of organizations are offering events for host cities, allowing spectators to attend activities that stretch beyond the water. Sports held on the water have long driven participation and drawn spectators. But bass fishing in […]

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| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Making the Jump to a State Games Event By Karen Robes Meeks For hundreds of thousands of amateur athletes, the chance to compete in a winter or summer state games competition marks the pinnacle of their sports accomplishments. When it comes to participating in sporting events, Luke Armstrong isn’t terribly focused on the results, which […]

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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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| 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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| 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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