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Private Equity–Backed Firm Bowlero Is Ruining Bowling (May 31, 2024)
Jacksonville State wins NCAA women’s bowling championship (April 14, 2024)
Alabama bowler reaches 50 years at 2024 USBC Open Championships(February 27, 2024)
Golf courses and food trucks have recovered from pandemic drops, while bowling hasn't (January 19, 2024)
101 yo bowling ball inventor inducted into Veteran’s hall of fame (November 20, 2023)
AHSAA state bowling tournament championships are moving to Mobile (October 3, 2023)
JSU bowling: O'Keefes aiming for championship in year one at Jax State (September 7, 2023)
2023 PBA Hardness Report (June 27, 2023)
New bowling alley set to bring the ‘GoodTimes’ to Troy (June 26, 2023)
Dear Abby: Stacked bowling team just isn’t fair (March 13, 2023)
Bowling All-State: Coaches announce top AHSAA bowlers from 2022-23 season (March 9, 2023)
An innovation in pin racking angers some pro bowlers (January 1, 2023)

A bowling league, graveyard visit and chase for perfection: Bryan Deck's unforgettable night (July 13, 2022)
100-year-old man bowls over the competition (July 13, 2022)
Alabama bowler connects for 300 at 2022 USBC Open Championships (April 11, 2022)
AHSAA bowling: Thompson’s Bodie Bubel rolls 300 in 6A/7A boys’ first round (January 27, 2022)
'I finally did it' | Toledo-area bowler notches 100th perfect game (January 15, 2022)
Wall Street has fallen in love with bowling (December 15, 2021)
Smallwood: CBS Bowling Pro Comedy Gets New Title, Fewer Episodes (November 28, 2021)
Mark Roth, pro bowling hall-of-famer, dead at 70 (November 27, 2021)
Temporary production halt, layoffs at bowling pin manufacturer QubicaAMF caused by supply chain (September 30, 2021)
Michigan man surprised to unearth Brunswick bowling ball graveyard behind home (July 8, 2021)
Who Do You Think You Are? He Is. (July 8, 2021)
Rolling downhill: Bowling alleys close in San Diego as leagues dry up, land values soar (July 3, 2021)
CBS Orders Sophia Bush's Good Sam, Pete Holmes Bowling Comedy to Series (May 14, 2021)
Go watch this stunning FPV drone short film inside a bustling bowling alley (March 9, 2021)
America’s Independent Bowling Alleys Might Not Make It Through the Pandemic (January 15, 2021)
The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling (March 14, 2014)
Haunting on lane 1: Puyallup bowling alley has a ghost that keeps on rolling (December 30, 2020)
The world’s first mobile bowling alley was built using a semi truck trailer (November 2, 2020)
USBC purchases Bowlers Journal International brand assets (August 21, 2020)
USBC cancels remaining 2020 national events, USBC Collegiate season postponed (July 15, 2020)
Professional Women’s Bowling Association cancels 2020 tour season (June 3, 2020)

Bowling alley in Pelham opens along with entertainment venues across Alabama (May 24, 2020)
Bowling alleys and entertainment venues across Alabama still closed (May 21, 2020)
2020 USBC Open AND Women's Championships start dates moved to September (April 15, 2020)
Brunswick Acquires Ebonite In Industry-Shaking Move (November 16, 2019)
A guide to collegiate bowling tournaments (November 16, 2019)
A Business Owners Guide to Building a Bowling Alley (September 17, 2019)
Professional Bowlers Association sold as Bowlero aims for perfect game (September 11, 2019)
Brigham City bowling balls are a standout item on the lane (September 10, 2019)
Straub retires after 36 years at Husker bowling helm (August 28, 2019)
Developer opening "Shindig", first of it's kind family fun in Tuscaloosa (June 10, 2019)
WSU Bowling legend Vadakin set to retire (May 14, 2019)
New York Bowler Rolls 900 Series (April 26, 2019)
New upscale bowling lanes coming to Tuscaloosa (March 20, 2019)
See the best championship photos from wrestling duals, bowling (January 27, 2019)
10-year-old bowls perfect game (January 25, 2019)
Bowling alley brings bowling, arcade to The Plains (September 18, 2018)
Thirty years later, pain of bowling marathon still fresh in mind of York's Ed Sneeringer (September 14, 2018)
Anniston Bowling Center closes after more than a half-century (September 7, 2018)
Bad news for many bowling fans: Rob Stone returns to PBA telecasts (August 21, 2018)
Redstone scores with better bowling center (August 8, 2018)
Birmingham, this isn't your father's bowling alley (June 23, 2019)
With a 'bully' at the helm and a system that helps him keep control, USBC has become an autocratic organization lacking transparency and accountability and prone to missteps (April 6, 2018)
Professional Bowling Rolls to Fox Sports (March 21, 2018)
Man ditches broken car to make bowling tournament (March 6, 2018)
Webber International vacates 2017 ITC title (February 26, 2018)
Two UAH coaches among Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees (December 17, 2017)
Perfect 900: Bowler Joe Novara rolls ultimate series (October 17, 2017)
Bowling center manager named best in Army (July 6, 2017)
Enterprise woman arrested for theft from bowling college (May 16, 2017)
Bowler sets record by slinging perfect 300 game in less than 90 seconds (April 23, 2017)
Bowling Legend Glenn Allison's Decades-Long Fight for Recognition of Perfection (November 28, 2016)
Collegiate bowling and scholarships: The best-kept secret (November 7, 2016)
First look at John Turturro bowling in 'Big Lebowski' spinoff (October 29, 2016)
Weber gave PBA a spark much like Palmer for golf (September 27, 2016)
Movie theater and bowling alley part of $9 million development plan in Pell City (June 16, 2016)
Bowlmor CEO Talks Millennials, and Making Bowling Cool Again (October 2, 2015)
Ad of the Day: Pro Jason Belmonte Crushes This Bowling Ad With Amusing Trick Shots (October 2, 2015)
AHSAA adds bowling as championship sport for 2015-16 school year (June 24, 2015)
UAB releases statement on the return of football, bowling, and rifle programs (June 1, 2015)
UAB bowling team members reflect on its elimination: 'It was our baby' (May 5, 2015)
Electrical issue likely cause of fire that gutted AMF Parkway Lanes bowling alley (March 26, 2015)
Glenn Allison Still Splits Bowling World With Perfect 900 (March 23, 2015)
Plamor Lanes in Huntsville to delay closure after fire destroys AMF bowling center (March 17, 2015)
Early Morning Fire Destroys AMF Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley on South Memorial Parkway (March 7, 2015)
Amateur Massachusetts bowler rolls perfect 900 series (February 25, 2015)
Plamor Lanes closing iconic Huntsville bowling alley to make way for Jerry Damson expansion (February 3, 2015)
Small-town bowling alleys keep the ball rolling (January 1, 2015)
USBC closes book on Allison’s perfect 900 (December 13, 2014)
'Reno fatigue' factor? Bowling declines amid higher fees (December 7, 2014)
MADE IN KENTUCKY: Ebonite Bowling Balls (December 7, 2014)
UAB cancels football, bowling and rifle programs (December 2, 2014)
Bowling teams popping up at local high schools (November 12, 2014)
Bowling rolls out new scoring system to attract Olympic interest (October 30,2014)
RSCVA: We must pay more or lose bowlers (October 20, 2014)
Redstone Lanes manager ready to roll into retirement (October 8, 2014)
Auburn's Gus Malzahn tests his bowling skills, comes up short in team building event (August 9, 2014)
Brunswick sells retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF (July 17, 2014)
Mapping where America’s bowling alleys are (July 15, 2014)
Local Bowler Heading to National Competition (July 10, 2014)
Futuristic church with 12-lane bowling alley, 7 giant domes and an observation tower opens its doors to the public (July 10, 2014)
US Bowling Congress restricts yet again (July 7, 2014)
Dothan teen bowling his way to success (May 27, 2014)
Pro bowling will have a U.S. Open after all (May 20, 2014)
Once popular sport suffers another indignity (May 5, 2014)
Marianne DiRupo finds way to give back to bowling (April 5, 2014)
ASU bowlers spares no effort while aiming for NCAA championship (February 17, 2014)
Changes in store for regional bowling events (January 21, 2014)
Girl bowls 300 game, becoming the youngest person in United States to accomplish the feat (December 20, 2013)
PBA its own worst enemy (December 17, 2013)
What Happened to Professional Bowling's Glory Days? (December 5, 2013)
Hardwick, professional bowler and owner of East Memphis bowling alley, dies at 72 (November 16, 2013)
Number of halls striking (November 11, 2013)
Revolutionary new visible oil to be used on PBA animal pattern TV shows (November 1, 2013)
Pa. man has bowled in same league for 50 years (October 15, 2013)
Lightning Strikes acquired by Bowl New England; will change name, undergo renovations (October 13, 2013)
Hope for BTM tourneys in wake of sad demise of Bowling This Month? (October 9, 2013)
Spring Hill men's and women's bowling teams have successful starts for the program (September 25, 2013)
UA bowling club rolls on despite lack of funding (September 19, 2013)
Steve Hannah enters Tuscaloosa U.S. Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (September 11, 2013)
USBC keeps taking away from the bowlers (September 11, 2013)
Lane conditions keep bowlers on their toes (August 19, 2013)
Rebecca Hresko headed to Alabama State (August 13, 2013)
Mobile teen creates bowling league to benefit injured biker (July 10, 2013)
Bowlmor and AMF Bowling Worldwide Announce Completion of Merger (July 1, 2013)
AMF Bowling plans merger with New York-based company (May 21, 2013)
Bowling's First-Ever U.S. Open "Battle of the Sexes" Event To Make Sports History (May 7, 2013)
It doesn’t get more bizarre than this bowling shot (May 2, 2013)
900s becoming common; bowling getting too easy (April 30, 2013)
North Carolina man rolls first PBA 900 series (April 22, 2013)
Calera's Angela Nance avoids 'getting hung,' sets women's state bowling series record (April 19, 2013)
Kulick unable to recapture bowling magic (March 29, 2013)
Hoover's Paul Ealy sets state bowling series record of 896 at Birmingham's Brunswick Riverview Lanes (March 15, 2013)
AMF Bowling wants to change how you think about the game (March 11, 2013)
Social bowling app to debut at Reno event (February 28, 2013)
the USBC is at it again (February 28, 2013)
Mobile to host 2021 national women's bowling championships (February 27, 2013)
Bowling Record Broken at Park Ten Lanes (February 21, 2013)
Mobile group attempting to lure 2017 women's bowling tournament, which could mean $40 million in economic impact (January 18, 2012)
Century-old Brunswick bowling plant in Muskegon to be razed as land is cleared for redevelopment (January 10, 2013)
Paul's bowling passion leads to PBA ownership (December 4, 2012)
Wheelchair-Bound Man Bowls 300 (December 4, 2012)
Gibbs bowls perfect games (November 21, 2012)
AMF Bowling Files for Chapter 11 (November 13, 2012)
Brunswick buys Ace Bowling Center in east Montgomery (October 22, 2012)
Jack Black Planning A Bowling Movie With Richard Linklater (October 4, 2012)
Bowling community mourns loss of Reyes (September 28, 2012)
Pro Bowling Association exempt fields have choked off supply of vital young talent (September 25, 2012)
Bowling should be an Olympic sport, too (August 11, 2012)
Tuscaloosa trio enters state bowling hall of fame (August 7, 2012)
Bowler Bohn has no retirement plans (August 4, 2012)
Wichita woman breaks national bowling record (July 27, 2012)
Pin Palace prepares to observe its 50th year in business (July 17, 2012)
Alabama youth earns Zeb Scholarship (July 5, 2012)
Man Sinks Hole-In-One, Then Bowls 300 Game (July 3, 2012)
Poor Decision Making Ruins Bowling US Women's Open Final Round: A Fan's Take (June 29, 2012)
The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever (June 20, 2012)
Reno is quickly becoming center of the bowling world (June 23, 2012)
Sean Rash wins PBA Bowler of the Year (May 20, 2012)
Man first to win PBA titles in 6 decades (May 17, 2012)
Belmonte deserves PBA honor (April 28, 2012)
Satellite Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame opens in Reno (April 15, 2012)
UMES repeats as NCAA women's bowling champs (April 15, 2012)
Bowling on the Campaign Trail: The Politics of Tenpins (March 29, 2012)
VU picked for NCAA bowling field (March 29, 2012)
Bowling With World’s Best, Then Rejoining 8th Grade (February 24, 2012)
Brentwood bowler, 14, gets PBA money (February 24, 2012)
The Secret to Success in Bowling: Getting Hot (February 23, 2012)
PBA bowlers face the danger of injuries thanks to grueling competitive schedule (February 23, 2012)
Alabama A&M sports history: McCorvey's bowling Bulldogs reach NCAA finals in 2006 (February 11, 2012)
Open Championships changes for 2013 include $30 entry fee hike, fresh oil for all squads, USBC announces (February 3, 2012)
USBC bowling tournament expected to host 90,000 visitors (February 2, 2012)
Bowling alley pic of president a hoax (January 27, 2012)
Bowling great Don Carter dies at 85 (January 7, 2012)
Local bowlers reflect on what matters the most (January 1, 2011)
AMF Bowling’s Credit Rating Reduced to Caa3 on Refinancing Risk (December 27, 2011)
Pinning my hopes on Santa (December 24, 2011)
USBC's Cannizzaro starts new Facebook site for Open Championships (December 22, 2011) Former PBA pro offers bowling history lesson (December 20, 2011)
USBC president also executive director of bowling for Reno casinos (December 8, 2011)
Valley Family Asking You to Bowl for Jacob (December 6, 2011)
Bowling balls inspire local jewelry (December 3, 2011)
Worldly event isn't my dad's pro bowling tour (November 20, 2011)
Michigan Governor Signs Bill Granting Legal Immunity to Bowling Centers (November 16, 2011)
U.S. Women's Open...First-ever Outdoor Finals to Be Played...Under the Reno Arch (November 7, 2011)
Bowling Balls Follow Four Phases of Motion, Statistical Analysis Reveals (November 7, 2011)
Reno politician tells paper new USBC tournaments deal in the works, Orlando 'dead' (October 29, 2011)
New bowling commissioner wants event in Milwaukee (October 28, 2011)
Johnson takes gold, Barnes silver in Pan Am Games singles (October 28, 2011)
No beer here, this is Pan American Games bowling (October 26, 2011)
Remember the Bowling Hall of Fame? It now lives near Rangers Ballpark (October 23, 2011)
Bowling could end up dying in the desert (Septebmer 24, 2011)
El Paso to host 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships (September 10, 2011)
UAB welcomes first intercollegiate bowlers in program history (September 8, 2011)
Thousands Visit Bowling Alley in Obama White House (September 1, 2011)
Talking with Bowler Mike Edwards, the Lone American Indian to win a PBA Tour Title (August 21, 2011)
Michelle Crews Talks About Building UAB's Bowling Program (August 17, 2011)
Changes coming for PBA bowling on TV (August 16, 2011)
Ball companies partnering with USBC in effort to retain new members (August 15, 2011)
Alabama's Williams becomes first-time PBA champ (August 14, 2011)
Our money's on Walter Ray (August 13, 2011)
McCorvey Named One of the Top Bowling Coaches in America (August 1, 2011)
Adapting To The Modern Game (July 31, 2011)
ASU Lady Hornets bowling adds two (July 27, 2011)
Walter Ray Williams, Jr. teaches South Baldwin bowlers (July 24, 2011)
Former Jets Host Jenn Sterger's New Job (July 20, 2011)
Bowling coming to Downtown Disney (July 13, 2011)
Revised PBA World Series of Bowling Broadens International Appeal (July 8, 2011)
Orlando, Reno in competition for national bowlers (July 6, 2011)
Strike! Bowling Scores #1 Ranking as Nation's Top Participatory Sport Among Adult Consumers (July 6, 2011)
Hulsenberg: new name, same result (July 2, 2011)
The modern-day bowling column may reflect recreational trend (June 27, 2011)
PBA Spare Shots: Rash Fined, Belmonte Responds to GEICO PBA Team Shootout "Bottlegate" Incident (June 22, 2011)
It's not so hard to average 200 (June 17, 2011)
Tulane bowling coach Hayley Beavis has team ready to roll (June 17, 2011)
Huntsville bowler Ron Ware coming off quite a week (June 16, 2011)
Nation's Oldest Bowling League Recouping After $47K Theft (June 10, 2011)
Aces ownership seeks surcharge for tickets, services; officials also looking for mechanism to improve National Bowling Stadium (June 3, 2011)
Barnes wins national bowling tournament (June 1, 2011)
City pledges $1.5M to lure bowling tournament (June 1, 2011)
Bowling's Arnold Palmer makes a comeback (May 26, 2011)
Capital City plays host to bowling finals (May 22, 2011)
Is bowling becoming too easy? (May 22, 2011)
Fairytale will continue for Walter Ray, no matter what (May 19, 2011)
PBA's season of parity (May 16, 2011)
Type 1 diabetes doesn't keep longtime pro bowler from rolling along (May 16, 2011)
Eagle River's Mohr says rejoining tour after year off to care for dying wife is his therapy (May 12, 2011)
Big win for the Big Finn: PBA Player of the Year (May 8, 2011)
11-year-old bowls perfect game (May 2, 2011)
PBA Tour money becoming scarce (April 24, 2011)
Rodriguez, Jimenez headline NTCA Honor Squads (April 13, 2011)
Land sold for bowling alley; True to open second spot (April 03, 2011)
King Pin sets record (March 25, 2011)
Bizarre outage hits USBC team squad, causes brackets controversy (March 27, 2011)
Final touches being completed on 48-lane bowling alley built for national tournament in Syracuse (March 26, 2011)
King of the Lanes (March 8, 2011)
'I don't believe what I just saw' again (February 27, 2011)
Shafer, O'Neill prove that in bowling it really isn't over until it's over (February 26, 2011)
Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., meets challenge of Professional Bowlers' Association U.S. Open head on (February 22, 2011)
FDU Knights recapture #1 ranking in 2011 NTCA February national poll (February 19, 2011)
Hoover’s O’Dell Traylor poses double threat as bowler (February 17, 2011)
Champion Bowler Tells His Cinderella Story (February 16, 2011)
Hess best at USBC Masters (February 14, 2011)
PBA to Host WTBA World Bowling Tour Finals During 2011 World Series (February 8, 2011)
2011 USBC Masters starts today in Reno, with a twist (February 8, 2011)
Bowling goes for broke with million-dollar purse in Vegas (January 19, 2011)
Revamping the crown jewel (January 10, 2011)
Our Tournament Team Is Down (January 9, 2011)
Blaze destroys Pike Lanes (December 31, 2010)
Intense fire destroys Troy bowling lanes (December 31, 2010)
Daphne City Council rejects proposed 24-lane bowling alley near Daphne High School (December 22, 2010)
UMES Hawks perched at top of December NTCA National Poll (December 17, 2010)
Daphne holds hearing on 'bowling alley' zoning change some residents want gutter-balled (December 8, 2010)
Medina man bowls rare 900 series today at lanes in Oakwood (November 28, 2010)
Free Press Hall of Fame bowling writer, Matt Fiorito, dead at 74 (November 12, 2010)
AAMU retires Whitney Smith's jersey number (November 6, 2010)
Bowl your way to fitness (October 17, 2010)
Professional Bowlers Association Returning To ABC (October 6, 2010)
Legally Blind Bowler Rolls Perfect Game (October 2, 2010)
Daphne planners OK bowling alley proposal (September 30, 2010)
Rec athletes: Remember why you play (September 26, 2010)
PBA Legend Lichstein Considers Return To Lanes For Tourney Of Champions (September 24, 2010)
How oil and science have helped your bowling game (September 11, 2010)
Picking out a new ball (September 1, 2010)
Professional Bowlers Association tour returns to Dublin (August 30, 2010)
Top 10 Smoothest Approaches In The PBA Today (August 29, 2010)
A&M bowlers honored for academic accomplishments (August 25, 2010)
Newest member of bowling hall of fame: Taylor Swift? (August 11, 2010)
A year after World Series, PBA not coming to region (August 4, 2010)
Bowling for the record contributes to a good cause (July 20, 2010)
Pro bowler Weber hopes for more air time (July 20, 2010)
Plano man bowls five days straight (July 18, 2010)
Concurrent men's and women's bowling tournaments big boost for Reno (July 14, 2010)
From Bieber to Bridges, Star-Studded Line-Up of Celebs Nominated for 2010 Induction (July 12, 2010)
Tradition remains strong at Plamor Lanes, a Huntsville bowling legend (July 6, 2010)
Bowling Alley to be Recycled into El Paso Houses (July 6, 2010)
Sarah Palin says bowling centers are true slice of Americana because of their community ties (July 1, 2010)
2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open: Bowling Industry Scores Historic Moment for Women's Athletics (June 30, 2010)
PBA rules are kid friendly (June 28, 2010)
State of bowling world brings up several questions (June 22, 2010)
What happens in Vegas will try to stay in Vegas (June 19, 2010)
Bowling can be an education (June 14, 2010)
Mark Williams wins PBA Senior Open despite 'tough' lanes (June 12, 2010)
Bowling in the company of men (June 8, 2010)
A Swatara Township bowler sets a national record with 47 consecutive strikes (June 7, 2010)
Disputes are few on lanes (June 7, 2010)
Record-holding bowler teaches troops his tricks (June 5, 2010)
New Castle man accused of claiming burglary to hide theft of money from bowling league (May 30, 2010)
Bowling for $$$: Museums compete for tournament's attention (May 24, 2010)
Marshall Holman could put on a show (May 24, 2010)
Liz-Kelly rivalry in jeopardy (May 14, 2010)
12-year-old winning bowler enjoys fame (May 12, 2010)
Tuscaloosa couple wins state bowling title (May 11, 2010)
International Bowling Campus ceremony brings attention to Arlington (May 10, 2010)
Drawing Attention: Tuttle, from King, is the only female bowler on the PBA's senior tour (May 7, 2010)
Bowler posts three consecutive 800 series (May 6, 2010)
Habitat for Humanity needs space for ReStore (May 3, 2010)
Naked bowling — good or bad for business? (April 29, 2010)
AAMU signs Chicago Bowler of the Year (April 19, 2010)
Mike LoPresti worked his magic at FDU (April 19, 2010)
Greatest female bowler Marion Ladewig dies at 95 (April 16, 2010)
Fairleigh Dickinson comes from behind to win women's NCAA bowling championship (April 11, 2010)
More PBA Tour fireworks (April 6, 2010)
Lefty ... righty ... this bowler's perfect (April 4, 2010)
He’s on a roll: Bucks bowler is a star (April 1, 2010)
No Time To Spare: Bowling Field Released (March 24, 2010)
Lucky strikes lead to flawless series; Belleville man bowls perfect 900 (March 20, 2010)
PBT ready to go on a roll (March 19, 2010)
Two bowlers celebrate 50 years at USBC Open Championships (March 14, 2010)
A Cinderella Story, in Bowling Shoes (March 10, 2010)
SWAC Bowling Pairings Set (Mar 5, 2010)
The greatest moment in women's sports (February 24, 2010)
Wetumpka’s Brannon named Alabama Sports Festival’s Athlete of the Year (February 21, 2010)
Denver bowler wins $10 million jackpot at Reno airport (February 21, 2010)
Give United States Bowling Congress Masters runnerup Chris Barnes a bunch of silver medals (February 19, 2010)
Williams Jr. near perfect in victory (February 15, 2010)
Barnes blasts by Williams for Masters' No. 1 seed (February 13, 2010)

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