Sports Business

Minor league, college and youth sports


Franchisee connects with boxing club

Fitness business pins its hopes on the heavy bag.

September 4, 2015
Frankie Diaz was so excited to hit a heavy bag again, he wore himself out. Read More

Golf courses drive partnership model

Thousand Oaks and Watermark see their alliance as the wave of the future.

August 28, 2015
The merger of Watermark Properties and Thousand Oaks Golf Club was made possible because each was coming from a position of strength, according to sources on both sides. Read More

Partners buy junior league hockey franchise

August 26, 2015
Two brothers from the Detroit area have big plans for a West Michigan hockey team. Read More

Sports commission builds area’s athletic profile

Art Van Sports Complex, NCAA championships boost tourism economy.

August 21, 2015
With the West Michigan Sports Commission’s inaugural Gridiron Classic this week, the organization’s summer is nearing an end. Read More

Country club acquires golf course

August 19, 2015
A local golf group has added a fourth golf course. Read More

Griffins re-design jerseys and logo

August 18, 2015
For the first time in 20 years, the Grand Rapids Griffins have unveiled a new logo. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as 'Top 10' minor league sports market

August 18, 2015
Grand Rapids is rising in the world of sports. Read More

Roller girls produce 'Running of the Bulls' pub crawl

August 6, 2015
Grand Rapids will have its own running of the bulls this weekend. Read More

Local survivalist turns to crowdfunding

‘Naked & Afraid’ star hopes to bring survival school to Grand Rapids.

July 31, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids resident Luke McLaughlin currently can be seen on the Discovery Channel’s series “Naked & Afraid XL,” trying to survive naked in a remote Colombian jungle with a group of 11 other people over the course of 40 days. Read More

Inside Track: Coaching the basics on and off the court

Jim McGannon’s youth sports organization focuses on the kids and learning athletic skills, rather than on competition.

July 31, 2015
Coach Jim McGannon takes a different approach with youth sports. Read More