EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (Nasdaq:BGFV), a leading sporting goods retailer, today announced that Steven G. Miller, the Company's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, and Barry D. Emerson, the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the 13th Annual ICR XChange Conference, to be held on January 12-13, 2011, at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Dana Point, California.

The Big 5 Sporting Goods investor presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 8:25 a.m. PST. The presentation will be webcast at www.big5sportinggoods.com and archived for 30 days. Visitors to the website should select the "Investor Relations" link to access the webcast.

About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation

Big 5 is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 398 stores in 12 states under the "Big 5 Sporting Goods" name. Big 5 provides a full-line product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages 11,000 square feet. Big 5's product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, snowboarding and in-line skating.
CONTACT: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation         Barry Emerson, Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer         (310) 536-0611                  ICR, Inc.         John Mills, Senior Managing Director         (310) 954-1105