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Where to Hike Near Murphys, California

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Nestled just beyond Yosemite National Park within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is the quaint small town of Murphys, California. Just East, the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest, encompassing nearly 900,000 acres of raw beauty offers 46 nature trails within the four counties of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Winter Sports in Alaska

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

dog_sled_380In the winter we all struggle to stay active. Everybody just wants to curl up in their warm homes, drink hot chocolate and watch a movie. However, there are just as many activities in the winter as there are in the summer. If you stay inside all winter long you will be missing out on so much. There are so many sports and activities that can only be done in the winter, or when there is snow, so why miss out? There are specifically some cool things to do in Alaska in the winter. If you don’t believe us, here is a list of the coolest (literally and figuratively) winter sports that you can do in Alaska.

 

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Where to Golf on Cape Cod

Friday, November 18th, 2016

858If you are planning a Cape Cod vacation and do not plan on scheduling a tee time, then you are really missing out. There are many amazing golf courses on and near Cape Cod. With wonderful bayside and ocean views, there is nothing more relaxing than golfing. Golfing is a great way to stay active while still having fun on your Cape Cod vacation. Here are just a few of the many beautiful golf courses you should play at while on Cape Cod. Continue reading “Where to Golf on Cape Cod” »

5 Family Fun Outdoor Activities in Helen, GA

Monday, June 20th, 2016

lsFor a fun and unique family vacation, consider a cool summer trip to Helen,Georgia. Helen is a quaint Bavarian replica town nestled in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains. Rocky creeks, cool streams, and the famed Chattahoochie River wind through the hills to create stunning scenery. You’ll be compelled to return in the fall for the town’s family-friendly Octoberfest held among the autumn splendor. Continue reading “5 Family Fun Outdoor Activities in Helen, GA” »

5 Outdoor Activities in Provo, UT to Try this Summer

Monday, May 30th, 2016

maxresdefaultNow that Spring has bloomed, the warm Summer months will be upon us shortly. Days will be spent basking in the sun and enjoying the Great Outdoors. As one of the top destinations in Utah, Provo is teeming adventure and is truly an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. Whether you want to take to the water or scale a rock wall, the little town south of Salt Lake City has it all. Here are the top 5 outdoor activities to put on your to do list this summer. Continue reading “5 Outdoor Activities in Provo, UT to Try this Summer” »

5 Tips for Staying Fit in College

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

College-ExerciseWe have all heard of the “freshman 15.” Whether it’s true or not, staying fit no matter what is important. Eating healthy and exercising are things that many of us struggle with simply because exercising takes time out of our busy schedules and eating healthy is expensive. Staying fit shouldn’t have to be hard work though, especially because college students are focusing most of their time on studying. That’s why there are some low-effort ways to ensure that you’re staying healthy in college. Continue reading “5 Tips for Staying Fit in College” »

Wedding Ideas for the Ultimate Sports Fan

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

University-of-Tennessee-wedding-ideasAfter the wedding date is set, it’s time to choose a wedding theme. There’s no rule book saying that your wedding has to be set a certain way or even have a theme. In fact, wedding themes include everything from traditional themes to beach themes to extreme wedding themes. The list is endless. One of the most fun themes fanatic couples often choose is going with a “sports” theme.

Now that fall is finally here, football is a prime sport on many people’s radars. While it takes a lot of planning, couples who are a part of families that are ulimate sports fans will have an exciting time planning and celebrating their weddings.

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Promoting Participation in Sports for Disabled Youth

Monday, June 15th, 2015

special10n-1-webThe opportunity for physical activities are endless–for everyone. With that said, why isn’t everyone participating in sports or recreational activities? The answer? The opportunities are simply not equal. Disabled children should be given the same opportunity to partake in sports and activities as any other child. In schools, it is up to the institution to provide accessible and fair equipment for those who require it.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, facilities and institutions must provide proper accessibility and equipment for the disabled. Still, today we are faced with many issues regarding this–facilities not following the guidelines of the act. In recent news, a boy with special needs was not allowed to participate in his field day–so he fought back. According to the news story, 14-year-old Jake Wesely fought back when his school told him he could not participate in his school’s field day due being “medically exempt.” After bringing it to the school’s attention, the school board found that this was an old policy that had been implemented and overlooked for years–the school issued an apology. Continue reading “Promoting Participation in Sports for Disabled Youth” »

The New Penn State Football Legacy

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Penn State enters their third season following the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

When you say Penn State football there used to be a connotation of glory, pride, and success. Now almost three years since the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Penn State football name is slowly climbing back to a respectable stature. The Nittany Lions might not ever return to the status held by Joe Paterno from 1966-2011, but the Shakespearean tragedy that is Penn State football is seeing a rebirth. Continue reading “The New Penn State Football Legacy” »

Will the NCAA Have Summer Sports?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
The College Baseball World Series takes place in June.

The College Baseball World Series takes place in June.

The NCAA and college sports are key players in the American sports landscape. Television contracts and merchandise rights have made the NCAA a tycoon organization reaching almost a billion dollars in revenue last year. They compete seasonally with the NFL, NBA, and NHL throughout the academic year, which is also the heights of American sports coverage. But the untapped season for NCAA athletics is the summer.

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