Sports Business

Minor league, college and youth sports


Local survivalist turns to crowdfunding

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

July 31, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning 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

LPGA tournament raises $750K for hunger relief

July 30, 2015
A professional golf tournament raised more than $750,000 for a local retailer’s nonprofit. Read More

Grand Rapids secures Fat Bike National Championship

July 17, 2015
Another national championship is on its way to Grand Rapids. Read More

Brewery partners on Bend & Brew classes

July 16, 2015
A brewery and yoga studio have come together for a series of summer classes. Read More

Griffins score front-office honors

July 13, 2015
The Grand Rapids Griffins are among the league’s best in terms of ticket sales and digital media. Read More

NFLPA selects camp for pilot corporate program

July 9, 2015
A National Football League player with local ties is one of six players in the league to receive support for his camp in the form of a pilot corporate program. Read More

Team produces Wine in the Park

July 9, 2015
Baseball, hot dogs and . . . wine? Read More

LPGA tournament awards sponsor exemptions

July 6, 2015
Two collegiate golfers have qualified for a local LPGA tournament being played later this month. Read More

Griffins name assistant coaches

July 3, 2015
Two more former players have joined the Grand Rapids Griffins coaching staff. Read More