On Episode 19 of the "Gameday. Every Day" podcast, local TV personality Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, introduce you to the newest member of Team Tampa Bay: The Tampa Bay Sun FC! Ryan and Rob welcome Sun FC President Christina Unkel and head coach Denise Schilte-Brown, the former USF Bulls head coach, to discuss how the league was formed, the theme behind the team's new logo and what the next 12 months will look like leading up to the inaugural season!
November 08, 2023
#TeamTampaBay had the incredible opportunity to travel to Savannah, Georgia to be with @TheSavannahBananas for the 2024 Banana Ball World Tour Draft Announcement on October 5, which saw Tampa Bay selected first overall to launch tour festivities next February 8-10 at George M. Steinbrenner Field!
October 06, 2023
Members of the Team Tampa Bay sports community came together to celebrate the sport of volleyball and December's 2023 DI Women's Volleyball Championship at Amalie Arena. #GoBucs #GoBolts #RaysUp #COYR #HornsUp
September 23, 2023
Take a look back at an exciting Road 2 Tampa Bay Volleyball Invitational featuring USF (#HornsUp), Florida (#GoGators), Georgia Tech (#PointTech) and Penn State (#WeAre) Volleyball programs. The incredible two-day Invite launched the 2023 NCAA Volleyball season which will begin and end in #TampaBay!
September 12, 2023
The 14th Annual Tampa Bay Volleyball Showcase took place at Florida's top club program, OTVA, in June. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, the event is designed for high school volleyball players, aspiring to compete at the next level. The Showcase, run by high school and club volleyball coaches, provided participants with a unique opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college recruiters.
June 20, 2023
On Episode 16 of the "Gameday. Every Day" podcast, local TV personality Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, preview the second match-up on Aug. 25 of our Road to Tampa Bay Invitational, two Top-12 programs facing off in the Florida and Penn State! Ryan and Rob give you a rundown of the big storylines, including having the Nittany Lions back, who won it all in 2009 the last time the Women's Volleyball Championships were held in Tampa Bay! Ryan and Rob are joined by the Gators' Elli McKissock and Alexis Stucky, as well as Penn State's Mac Podraza and Taylor Trammell -- who are all serving as the Tampa Bay Sports Commission’s Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Brand Ambassadors, where they will promote the TBSC, its social impact initiatives and its commitment to growing the game of volleyball! If you missed Part 1, previewing USF vs. Georgia Tech, go check out Episode 15!
August 21, 2023
On Episode 14 of the "Gameday. Every Day" podcast, local TV personality Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, take the pod on the road to visit the University of South Florida for their volleyball Media Day, as we close in on the Road to Tampa Bay Invitational! Ryan and Rob unveil the new "Setting the Standard — Growing the Game" campaign, count down to the tournament's opening weekend and visit with USF Bulls head volleyball coach and Tampa Prep alum Jolene Shepardson, who gives us a preview of the 2023 season for the Bulls! We're also joined by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission's Vice President of Events Claire Lessinger to elaborate on the new campaign and give us the details on final preps ahead of game day! Plus, Rob recaps his visit to Canton, Ohio for Ronde Barber's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction!
August 09, 2023
Tampa Bay prepares to host four great teams over two nights as the Road 2 Tampa Bay Volleyball Invitational, featuring USF, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Penn State, launches the 2023 NCAA Volleyball season in grand fashion. The season begins and ends in Tampa Bay!
July 26, 2023
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission's Replay Tampa Bay initiative recently partnered with the City of Tampa Parks and Rec team and the Tampa Catholic Boys Soccer program, to bring nearly 100 new sporting goods to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center! Together we are helping keep kids in the game, one sporting good at a time! ������
May 24, 2023
The Savannah Bananas made their inaugural trip to the Tampa Bay area as the brought the Banana Ball World Tour to George M. Steinbrenner Field.
May 03, 2023
A sold-out Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon featured 400 youth participants who completed a swim - bike - run throughout the Busch Gardens' waterpark. To top off the memorable morning, $2,500 of the proceeds went back to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.
April 22, 2023
Wyatt Ross, our 2023 NCAA #MFrozenFour Junior Reporter, wraps his behind-the-scenes reporting with a look at Saturday's unforgettable National Championship game at Amalie Arena! From red carpet arrivals, open practices, to the Hobey Baker Awards, Frozen Fest, the sellout games and much more,... there has been no shortage of energy, excitement, and fandom in Tampa Bay for men's college hockey's top prize. On behalf of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, we want to thank Wyatt, the NCAA, the University of Wisconsin, our great partners at Amalie Arena, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and the Florida Sports Foundation
April 10, 2023
Wyatt Ross, our 2023 NCAA #MFrozenFour Junior Reporter, heads to Sparkman Wharf to cover and celebrate college hockey's most prized award, and chats with Joey Reilly, Chairman of the Hobey Baker, Robb Stauber (1988 winner - Minnesota) and 2023 Hobey Baker winner, Adam Fantilli.
April 07, 2023
NCAA Junior Reporter Wyatt Ross goes behind-the-scenes at the 2023 #MFrozenFour National Semifinals!
April 06, 2023
Wyatt Ross, our 2023 NCAA #MFrozenFour Junior Reporter, gets fans up to speed on the semifinal matchups at Wednesday's Open Practice.
April 06, 2023