The Middle Atlantic region in the United States is located 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 fostering the growth and advancement of the United States and 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 since the American Revolution including Washington D.C, Americas current federal capital. This region can even be considered one of the most affluent sections of the United States since it has 43 out from the 100 highest income counties of the nation.
Professional sports play a very significant role in this area. 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. Together with professional sports this region is likewise big within the collegiate sports front having a range of universities and colleges participating 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 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 collegiate sports in the United States since its inception in 1912 with thirteen members. This association carried on growing in its strength housing over fifty teams at some point. 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 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 in the womens 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 plus some regions of West Virginia. The MASN was registered as TCR Sports and it has been essential in broadcasting some of the major MLB games in this area. 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 area.
A few of the games that 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 exclusive shows, news reviews and the most recent in the sports arena.