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Georgia fans cheer during the second half against Florida on October 30, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
New Variant Won’t Slow College Football,
NFL Attendance Numbers

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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2023 Men’s Final Four Logo Revealed by NCAA, Local Organizing Committee

Executives from the NCAA and the Houston Local Organizing Committee, along with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the head men’s basketball coaches from four local schools, unveiled the logo for the 2023 Men’s Final Four logo for the event scheduled from March 31–April 3, 2023, at NRG Stadium. The city is hosting the event for […]

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NCAA Unveils 2023 Women’s Final Four Logo for Dallas

The 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo has been unveiled highlighting many of the iconic features of the host city, Dallas. Dallas will play host in 2023 to all three NCAA women’s basketball national championships during a 48-hour span at the American Airlines Center in downtown. The NCAA will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary […]

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Some fans wear face masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19 during the national anthem before an NBA game between the Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards on November 13, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Do NBA Fans Need to Be Vaccinated to Go to Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NBA team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. The NBA has mandated that at every arena, regardless of other protocols, fans sitting within 15 […]

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Expansion of NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams Approved

The field for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament will expand to 68 teams from 64 after a proposal was approved Wednesday by the Division I Council. The approval follows a recommendation from the much-discussed external gender equity review of NCAA championships that examined historical inequities in college basketball after the publicized issues […]

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Staples Center No More: Venue Changing Name to Crypto.Com Arena

Staples Center, the downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the NHL’s Kings and the WNBA’s Sparks, will change its name after 22 years of operation to Crypto.Com Arena, venue owner AEG announced Tuesday night. Multiple reports peg the deal to be $700 million over 20 years, making it what is believed […]

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NBA to Play 2022 Preseason Games in Abu Dhabi

The National Basketball Association will bring its first games to the Arabian Gulf, announcing a deal with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to host two preseason games in 2022. The games will be the first of a multiyear deal with the United Arab Emirates. Participating teams and the host venue will […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cal and USC Postpone Game Over COVID-19 Outbreak Posted: November […]

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HotelPlanner Signs Deal with NBA G League

HotelPlanner has announced a multi-year partnership with the NBA G League that makes the hotel booking service the exclusive hotel reservations provider of the league. The deal was announced as the league’s 2021–222 season tips off November 5. Under terms of the agreement, the partnership provides a customized booking engine to offer exclusive hotel booking […]

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Greg Sankey: Expanding the SEC, the College Football Playoff and NCAA Gender Equity

Greg Sankey has been the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference since 2015 and is generally regarded as one of the more powerful people in collegiate athletics, given the SEC’s dominance over college football. But Sankey’s career spans multiple regions and divisions across the NCAA, from working in Central New York as the director of intramural […]

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