The Middle Atlantic region in the United States 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 is crucial in promoting the development and advancement of America and it has played an important role in the development of its culture, trade and commerce and industries. This region has hosted most of the state capitals ever 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 since it has 43 out of the 100 highest income counties of the United States.
Professional sports play an extremely significant role in this region. 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. Together with professional sports this region is also big within the collegiate sports front with a number of colleges and universities taking part 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 within the NCAA Division III. This corporation is divided into three 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 has been furthering college 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 decreased 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 in 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 a regional sports network. This network provides sports news for the regions of Maryland, Delaware, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Columbia plus some regions of West Virginia. The MASN was registered as TCR Sports and has been crucial in broadcasting a number of the major MLB games in this area. It is through this network which has ties with virtually every satellite and cable distributor within the Washington area, they make sports viewing accessible to every household in this region.
A few of the games that MASN is the formal 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 organised before and after each game. Along with this they also bring special shows, news reviews as well as the most recent in the sports arena.