The Middle Atlantic region in the United States 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 has been pivotal in fostering the growth and development 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 most of the state capitals since the American Revolution including Washington D.C, America’s current federal capital. This region can also be considered one of the most affluent regions of the United States as it has 43 out of the 100 highest income counties of the nation.
Professional sports play a very significant role in this area. Most of these 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 area is also big on the collegiate sports front with a number of colleges and universities participating in the NCAA Division I,II and III games.
The Middle Atlantic Corporation was founded in 1912 and is an athletic conference that participates in the NCAA Division III. This corporation is divided into three conferences, namely, the Freedom Conference, the Commonwealth Conference and the Middle Atlantic Conference. The sixteen members that form this corporation are based out of the Middle Atlantic States. This association has been furthering collegiate sports in the United States since its inception in 1912 with thirteen members. This association continued to grow 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 reduced its size.
The member team participate in 11 men’s and 11 women’s sports categories that include basketball, baseball, hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, swimming and tennis. They have included softball, field hockey and volleyball in the women’s categories.
Most of the sports news in the Middle Atlantic region is brought by the Middle Atlantic Sports Network that has serves seven state areas and is a regional sports network. This network provides sports news to the areas of Maryland, Delaware, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Columbia and some areas of West Virginia. The MASN was registered as TCR Sports and has been crucial in broadcasting some of the major MLB games in this area. It is through this network which has ties with almost every cable and satellite distributor in the Washington area, that they make sports viewing accessible to every household in this region.
Some of the games for which MASN is the official 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 but they also have special pre-game and post-game shows that are held before and after each game. Along with this they also bring special shows, news reviews and the latest from the sports arena.