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Old 01-11-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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So the general parameters are no pro sports of any kind (not independent league baseball, not ECHL, pro golf tournaments, major race tracks etc) and no NCAA DI schools within a 2-hr drive, or roughly 120 miles.

What's the largest city in the continental US without the above?

A guess with very little research is St George, UT, pop 73000. Only team in town is NCAA DII Dixie State, and Vegas is just over 120 miles away.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I think you may be forgetting about one major D-I program:

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Look how far they have to travel for their football games: http://hawaiiathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=football&
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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Probably a city or town in Alaska.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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I think that's it Hawaii not Utah.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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So the general parameters are no pro sports of any kind (not independent league baseball, not ECHL, pro golf tournaments, major race tracks etc) and no NCAA DI schools within a 2-hr drive, or roughly 120 miles.

What's the largest city in the continental US without the above?
I just realized you did say "continental"...my bad.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Probably Billings, MT or Bismarck, ND.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Somewhere in North Dakota or Montana
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Barrow, Alaska: Home of the Whalers

ESPN.com - E-Ticket: The Real Frozen Tundra
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Probably Billings, MT or Bismarck, ND.
Perhaps. I find a minor league team called the "Billings Mustangs" and Bismarck has a "NBA Development League" team called the "Dakota Wizards", but both might be smaller than what's meant so make them count as lacking.

Other than a professional indoor-football team I don't think I found anything for Sioux City, Iowa. The city once had a PGA event, but that was almost sixty years ago. Although Medford, Oregon had some minor-league teams once, I don't know that I'm finding anything now. They don't appear to have a professional indoor-football team anymore. Although they did host a PBA, Professional bowling, event by the looks of it. I'm not sure if Waco, Texas has any teams or at least it sounded like all it's teams might be past-tense, but it sounds like Baylor University has a team.

Sports isn't my area though so I could be way off.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Waco is out. He said a team without a D1 football program. I basically took that as FBS schools only and Baylor plays in the Big 12. It's also 1 1/2 hours from the DFW area.
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