The Middle Atlantic region in the Usa is located between New England and the South and consists of the areas of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. This region is crucial in fostering the growth and advancement of the United States and has played a significant role in the development of its culture, trade and commerce and industries. This region has hosted the majority of the state capitals ever since the American Revolution including Washington D.C, Americas current federal capital. This region can also be considered one of the most prosperous sections of the Usa as it has 43 out of the 100 highest income counties of the nation.
Professional sports play an extremely important role in this area. A large number of areas have their own professional sports teams that participate in Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer National Basketball League championships. Along with professional sports this region is likewise big within the collegiate sports front with a number of universities and colleges participating in the NCAA Division I,II and III games.
The Middle Atlantic Corporation was established in 1912 and is an athletic conference that takes part in the NCAA Division III. This corporation is divided into three conferences, namely, the Freedom Conference, the Commonwealth Conference and also the Middle Atlantic Conference. The 16 members that form this corporation are based out of the Middle Atlantic States. This association is furthering collegiate sports in the United States since its inception in 1912 with thirteen members. This association carried on growing in its strength housing over fifty teams at one time. However, after the formation of the NVAA Division I,II and III in 1974, the league decreased its size.
The member team participate in 11 mens and 11 womens sports categories that include basketball, baseball, hockey, outdoor and indoor track and field, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, swimming and tennis. They have included softball, field hockey and volleyball within the womens categories.
Most of the sports news in the Middle Atlantic region is through the Middle Atlantic Sports Network which has serves 7 state areas and is also a regional sports network. This network provides sports news to the regions of Maryland, Delaware, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Columbia plus some areas of West Virginia. The MASN was registered as TCR Sports and it has been essential in broadcasting some of the major MLB games in this region. It is through this network which has ties with virtually every satellite and cable distributor within the Washington area, they make sports viewing available to every household in this region.
Some of the games that MASN is the formal cable sports network are Baltimore Orioles baseball, Washington Nationals baseball, Baltimore Ravens football, NCAA basketball, NCAA football, NCAA lacrosse. Not only does this network bring to its viewers live games and in addition they have special pre-game and post-game shows that are organised before and after each game. Along with this they also bring special shows, news evaluations as well as the most recent in the sports arena.