The Middle Atlantic region in the United States is located between New England and the South and includes the areas of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. This region has been crucial in promoting the growth and development of America and it has played an important 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 regions of the United States as it has 43 out of the 100 highest income counties of the United States.
Professional sports play an extremely significant role in this area. A large number of areas have their own professional sports teams that take part 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 within the collegiate sports front having a range of colleges and universities participating in the NCAA Division I,II and III games.
The Middle Atlantic Corporation was founded in 1912 and it is an athletic conference that takes part within the NCAA Division III. This corporation is split into 3 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 is furthering collegiate sports in the Usa since its inception in 1912 with thirteen members. This association continued to grow in its strength housing over fifty teams at one time. However, following the formation of the NVAA Division I,II and III in 1974, the league reduced its size.
The member team take part in 11 mens and 11 womens sports categories including 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.
A lot of the sports news in the Middle Atlantic region is through the Middle Atlantic Sports Network that has serves seven state areas and is also 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 essential in broadcasting some of the major MLB games in this region. It is through this network which has ties with virtually every cable and satellite distributor in the Washington area, that they make sports viewing available to all households 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 provide 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 as well as the latest in the sports arena.