Regional Foods: Ohio Valley-style Pizza

There are many pizza styles in the country from New York to Chicago to St. Louis, but Ohio Valley-style pizza is in a class all by itself.

Matthews Arena – Northeastern Huskies

Many buildings use the term “historic” as a synonym for “old”. Matthews Arena truly presents as the former, even as it continues to function as the oldest rink still being used in the world. Renovations have kept the facility up-to-date without sacrificing the historic features of the rink.

Matthews Arena – Northeastern Huskies

The city of Boston has a rich sports history, and its venues are some of the most revered in the nation-Fenway Park, Boston Garden, Harvard Stadium. But there is a facility that pre-dates them all that is still in use today-Matthews Arena on the Northeastern campus.

Memorial Stadium – Indiana Hoosiers

The Bloomington, Indiana version of Memorial Stadium, also known as “The Rock,” is home to the Indiana Hoosiers football team. The facility was recently renovated to enclose the entirety of the stadium, setting the capacity at 52,929 fixed seats. One of the most notable features is the limestone rock down by the Indiana locker room that players are greeted by when they enter and exit the field.

Dean E. Smith Center – North Carolina Tar Heels

The Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center is a multi-purpose arena for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The arena is commonly known as either the Dean Smith Center or the Dean Dome. The arena is named after the UNC’s legendary coach Dean Smith, who coached the Tar Heels basketball program from 1961-1997. Smith coached the last 11 years of his Tar Heels tenure in his namesake venue while becoming the 4th-all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 basketball.

Rugg Arena at Heidelberg Gymnasium – Belhaven Blazers

Rugg Arena at Heidelberg Gymnasium – Belhaven Blazers

Belhaven University is a small private Christian university located in Jackson, MS. The college was founded in 1883 through the merger of two schools, Mississippi Synodical College & McComb Female Institute. The school’s current location opened in 1894 in the mansion of former Confederate Colonel Jones S. Hamilton. The mansion was named Belhaven, and hence is how the university got its name. In 1927 a lightning strike destroyed the mansion, which housed the university’s only classrooms – the columns that stand today on the west side of the campus are the only remnants of the old college.

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IndyCar Gets New Road America Race Sponsor

IndyCar Gets New Road America Race Sponsor

The annual race weekend at Road America that features the NTT IndyCar Series will see a new title sponsor in 2019 thanks to REV Group, Inc. The Milwaukee-based manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and provider of parts and services signed a deal to become the title sponsor of what will now be known as the REV Group Grand Prix to be held June 20-23. REV Group, Inc. takes over as title sponsor after Kohler sponsored the race for the past several years.

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Introducing Football’s First Ball Hawk: Doug Hakey

Introducing Football’s First Ball Hawk: Doug Hakey

Doug Hakey, a Grafton, Massachusetts native, is retired from his plumbing and land development career on Martha’s Vineyard. These days, the 59-year-old Patriots fan resides on a 360-acre farm in Amherst, Virginia, 200 miles from the closest ballpark, Nationals Park. But Hakey is not out to pasture. Hakey, who bears a resemblance to former Raiders quarterback Kenny Stabler, devotes much of his free time to travelling and collecting stuff, everything from millstones to shark teeth to baseballs.

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Levi’s Stadium – San Francisco 49ers

Levi’s Stadium – San Francisco 49ers

Having completed its fifth season in its new digs, the home team and its faithful are still trying to establish a true home identity. Though the amenities and surroundings far surpass those of their previous home at Candlestick Park, there are still certain issues the team is working through.

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Pepsi Center – Colorado Mammoth

Pepsi Center – Colorado Mammoth

Founded in 2003, the Colorado Mammoth are celebrating their 15th season in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) this 2018/2019 season. They have made the playoffs in all but one of their years in existence. They captured the NLL championship in 2006 and won division titles in 2003, 2004, and 2007. It’s been a while since they’ve placed a banner on the rafters.

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Blue Sox Stadium – Sydney Blue Sox

Blue Sox Stadium – Sydney Blue Sox

The Sydney Blue Sox were formed when the Australian Baseball League was relaunched in a partnership with Major League Baseball in 2010/11. MLB has since redirected its funding into other areas of player development, forcing the ABL to re-assess their approach to professional baseball. After several years of decline, the league has adopted a private ownership model, which in Sydney’s case has reinvigorated the Blue Sox fan experience and brought the fans back in droves.

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