The Middle Atlantic region in the Usa is situated between New England and the South and consists of areas of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. This region has been pivotal in promoting the development and advancement of America and has played an important role in the progression 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, Americas current federal capital. This region can even be considered one of the most affluent regions of the Usa as it has 43 out from the 100 highest income counties of the United States.
Professional sports play a very important role in this region. 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 area is also big within the collegiate sports front having a number of colleges and universities participating in the NCAA Division I,II and III games.
The Middle Atlantic Corporation was established in 1912 and it 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 also the Middle Atlantic Conference. The 16 members that form this corporation are based out of the Middle Atlantic States. This association is furthering college sports in the United States since its inception in 1912 with 13 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 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.
A lot of the sports news in the Middle Atlantic region is through the Middle Atlantic Sports Network that has serves 7 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 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 region. It is through this network that has ties with almost every satellite and cable distributor within the Washington area, that they make sports viewing available to every household in this area.
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 but they also have special pre-game and post-game shows that are held both before and after each game. Along with this they also bring exclusive shows, news evaluations as well as the most recent from the sports arena.