The USA Today High School All-USA Preseason Boys Soccer Team was announced on August 17. Twenty-two players were selected from ten states. Illinois and Connecticut lead with five and four players respectively, followed by Kentucky with three, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio with two each. The Northern and Eastern dominance is a much different pattern
Major college football, the FBS, will soon get underway. This week’s proportional symbol map displays the coaches preseason top-ranked team, Alabama, with the largest football and #25, Oklahoma State, with the smallest football. The pattern of southern dominance picks up where last year’s map left off, with 13 of the Top 25 teams from the
The Platte Valley football team started-up practice August 6 as it prepares for the grind of the upcoming season.
Maryville High School Softball Coach Chandra DeMott treated her team to a special preseason event to kick off their 2018 season. The squad met up with former Spoofhound softballer Taylor Gadbois, whose post-high school career included stints with Division I Mizzou and professional fastpitch team Dallas Charge. Gadbois announced her retirement from the game of
With the Bearcats starting practice this week for the much anticipated 2018 season, it’s time to turn our attention to Division II college football. This proportional symbol map is based on team success over the past decade. One point is awarded for each round a team makes during the postseason playoffs. Six points are possible
This week’s NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies (August 4) marks the unofficial beginning of the 2018 football season. Since its charter class was enshrined in 1963, there have been 317 members. This per capita map, based on where the Hall of Famers went to high school, indicates two regions of dominance. These areas are
A good example of a regional sport is water polo. There are 25 NCAA Division I teams that play men’s water polo. Most are located in California or the east coast. Since 1969, when the NCAA Water Polo Championships were first held, only California schools have won a title. California produces over 69 percent of
The 89th annual Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game is July 17 in Washington, DC. This week’s map of Major League Baseball All-Star Players over the past 10 years, a total of 342 players, is based upon where the players attended high school. States in the south and west are the leading per-capita producers of
Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world which was first played in 1877, is upon us now through July 15. This map displays the hometowns of the 25 tennis players from the United States, 11 men and 14 women competing in this year’s Wimbledon Tennis Singles Championships. The East Coast, Midwest and California dominate.
The Missouri 8-man Football Coaches Association will host its 10th annual Missouri 8-man football senior all-star game in July. Thirty-nine of Missouri’s top 8-man senior football players have been invited to participate in the event and were drafted by the coaches into two teams, Silver and Green. The Silver All-Star Team includes: Cole Alloway and