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 pivotal in promoting the growth and development of the United States and it has played an important role in the progression 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 nation.
Professional sports play a very significant role in this region. Most of these 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 region is likewise big within the collegiate sports front with a number of universities and colleges taking part in the NCAA Division I,II and III games.
The Middle Atlantic Corporation was founded in 1912 and 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 16 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 13 members. This association continued to grow in its strength housing over fifty teams at some point. However, after 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 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.
A lot of the sports news in the Middle Atlantic region is brought by the Middle Atlantic Sports Network which has serves seven state areas and is a regional sports network. This network provides sports news for the regions of Maryland, Delaware, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Columbia and some regions 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 that has ties with virtually every cable and satellite distributor in the Washington area, they make sports viewing available to every household in this region.
A few 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 in addition they have special pre-game and post-game shows that are organised both before and after each game. In addition to this they also bring special shows, news reviews and the most recent in the sports arena.