ADVENTURE/ University Sports – More Than College Football

College sport events attract thousands of fans and visitors coming to cheer up their favorite teams. What is the impact of these tourists in the local communities?


CCAA National Championships: Heating Up Canadian Winters

Andrew J. Wein

The CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) is the national governing body for collegiate sport in Canada. It is the country’s largest intercollegiate sport organization, with athletes competing in seven sports. Only the best attend the CCAA’s most prestigious events: nine annual national championships held for golf, soccer, cross-country running, badminton, men and women’s volleyball, men and women’s basketball, and curling. Every national championship is host...

2013 Summer Universiade: Eyes Turning to Kazan, Russia

Andrew J. Wein

The World University Games also known as Universiade (the name is a combination of the words "University" and "Olympiad") is the second largest international multi-sport event. Only the Olympic Games themselves are bigger. Universiade Village in Kazan Kazan in Russia will host the Universiade in 2013 between the 6th July and the 17th of July. About 12 thousand athletes and delegations members from 170 countries, 1.5 thousand mass media representatives and about 100 thousand tourists, fans an...

Study: What College Sports Fans Do When Attending a Game?

Dan Rang

In recent years, sport related travel or sport tourism has increasingly gained attention both among academics and practitioners. Sport tourism is described as travel for the purpose of participating in, watching, or venerating sport. Small and Big Sport Events Much of the existing literature has focused on event sport tourism, that is, travel associated with watching sports events, particularly mega or hallmark events. The term hallmark event refers to major fairs, expositions, cultural, and...

The Economic Impact of Sporting Events

Denise Chen

Millions of dollars are pumped into the local economy on a typical college football Saturday in Columbia or during special events, like the NCAA baseball tournament held at Coastal Carolina University the past two years. But when it comes to assessing the long term economic impact of these events, economists throughout the state are divided. Dr. Tom II. Regan of the Department of Sports and Entertainment management at the University of South Carolina, who's made his reputation by studying the...