• Economic impact: Outdoor recreation national figures in line locally | News, Sports, Jobs
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    Economic impact: Outdoor recreation national figures in line locally | News, Sports, Jobs

    Times Observer file photo State-wide data show significant increases in the size of the state’s outdoor recreation economy. That total is up to $13.64 billion and accounts for 152,000 jobs. It’s become a pretty familiar refrain that the future of our region is closely tied to outdoor recreation. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, citing federal data, reports that outdoor recreation contributed $13.64 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, accounted for 152,000 jobs and was 1.6 percent of the state’s GDP. The most recent county-level data from the state’s Economic Impact of Travel Report shows $124.6 in tourism-related spending in Warren County. But that number doesn’t tell the whole story.…

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  • ABC to Air NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship for First Time
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    ABC to Air NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship for First Time

    The NCAA women’s basketball title game will be broadcast this season on ABC for the first time. The championship game, which usually airs in prime time, will be played at 3 p.m. ET on April 2. The women’s Final Four is in Dallas this year. “Scheduling the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship on ABC has been a goal for quite some time in our ongoing efforts to maximize the exposure of women’s sports in collaboration with the NCAA,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN’S president for programming and original content. “Women’s NCAA Championships continue to generate strong audiences across the ABC/ESPN networks and this move represents yet another unique opportunity to showcase…

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  • Welcome to the FBS, James Madison: How two-time national champions are gearing up for move to big time
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    Welcome to the FBS, James Madison: How two-time national champions are gearing up for move to big time

    This fall, James Madison will make its FBS debut in the Sun Belt Conference. With the right timing, the right coach and an instilled culture of excellence, the Dukes are doing so knowing they can be one of the bigger FCS-to-FBS success stories of the modern era.  Sitting in the western part of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley, the Harrisonburg-based campus and its athletic department have seen rapid growth in the 21st century. The Dukes won the FCS (then Division I-AA) national championship in 2004 with head coach Mickey Matthews, and that success helped kick-start an investment in football that paid off with seven more conference championships, three more FCS…

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  • The National Air Sports Policy 2022, and why it is needed
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    The National Air Sports Policy 2022, and why it is needed

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched an aero-sports policy to turn India into a one of the top destination for air sports by 2030. In a first, the policy sets up an oversight body will be set up for regulation, certification, accidents and penalties. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched an aero-sports policy to turn India into a top destination for air sports by 2030. In a first, the policy sets up an oversight bodyfor regulation, certification, accidents and penalties. The story so far: On June 7, Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia unveiled a national sports policy to promote sports like aerobatics, hot-air ballooning, and paragliding, with the aim…

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  • Loves Park indoor sports center hosts a national wrestling event | Positive Local News
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    Loves Park indoor sports center hosts a national wrestling event | Positive Local News

      ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Rockford Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is thrilled to announce the region’s winning bid to host the 2022-23 USA Wrestling 16U National Dual Championships. In partnership with USA Wrestling, the national governing body of wrestling in the United States, and the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF), The event will take place at the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park, this marks the first-time that USA Wrestling will host a national event in the Rockford region. This event will take place this week, June 7-11, 2022 and again in 2023. The event will feature competition in the two Olympic styles of wrestling, freestyle and…

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  • Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Launches National Air Sports Policy
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    Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Launches National Air Sports Policy

    Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. Civil aviaton minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on Wednesday launched the National Air Sport Policy 2022 (NASP 2022). The policy lays out the vision of making India one of the top sports nations by 2030 by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable air sports ecosystem in the country. Company handout “It is time for India to take its rightful place and become a global capital of air sports. We want to create an environment of adventure, thrill and sports in the country. For this, we will leverage the energy of our…

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