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East Carolina: Greenville, N.C.
Population: 133,798
Airport (Code): Greenville (PGV)
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Did You Know? Greenville was named Sportstown USA by Sports Illustrated Magazine because of the number of and diverse sporting opportunities offered to its citizens by the City Recreation and Parks Department and the community.

Houston/Rice: Houston, TX
Population: 4,669,571
Airport (Code): Houston (HOU)
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Did You Know? Houston's prestigious billing as the "Energy Capital of the World" is a fact that's well known, but that's only a small part of what makes it the thriving corporate center that its become. The chemical industry produces almost half of the U.S. petrochemical supply there.

Marshall: Huntington, WV
Population: 315,538
Closest Airport (Code): Charleston (CRW)
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Did You Know? The first electric railroad in the world, built as a commercial enterprise, was constructed between Huntington and Guyandotte, West Virginia.

Memphis: Memphis, TN
Population: 1,135,614
Airport (Code): Memphis (MEM)
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Did You Know? Memphis has the world's largest cargo airport; is the nation's 4th largest inland port; the birthplace of the Blues; and the Cotton and Hardwood Lumber Capital of the World.

SMU: Dallas, TX
Population: 5,221,801
Airport (Code): Dallas Love (DAL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
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Did You Know? Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city. Dallas Galleria offers more than 200 premier retail stores, and during the winter holiday season is home to the country's tallest Christmas tree.

Southern Miss: Hattiesburg, MS
Population: 111,674
Airport (Code): Hattiesburg (PIB)
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Did You Know? wice, Hattiesburg has been rated among the top ten communities in the United States for business relocation and expansion by Expansion Management Magazine.

Tulane: New Orleans, LA
Population: 1,337,726
Airport (Code): New Orleans (MSY)
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Did You Know? Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at New Orleans, La., is the world's largest bridge. It is almost 24 miles (about 38 kilometers) long.

Tulsa: Tulsa, OK
Population: 803,235
Airport (Code): Tulsa (TUL)
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Did You Know? Tulsa holds one of the largest Oktoberfest festivals in the country and USA Today named its festival as one of 10 great places to toast Oktoberfest.

UAB: Birmingham, AL
Population: 921,106
Airport (Code): Birmingham (BHM)
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Did You Know? Birmingham is the only place in the world where all the elements needed to make iron are present: coal, iron ore and limestone are all within a ten-mile radius.

UCF: Orlando, FL
Population: 1,644,561
Airport (Code): Orlando (ORL)
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Did You Know: Disney World in Orlando, Florida covers 30,500 acres (46 square miles), making it twice the size of the island of Manhattan, New York.

UTEP: El Paso, TX
Population: 679,622
Airport (Code): El Paso (ELP)
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Did You Know? Known for years as Sun City, El Paso exhibits a night version of the sun 365 days a year, making this star and city unique. To have the star lit in honor or in memory of someone, call the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, (915) 534-0500.

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