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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, and forward Anthony Davis wear masks and watch teammates play during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles on December 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

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NBA Strengthens Protocols in Attempt to Stop Outbreaks

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 to subscribe to the SportsTravel Newsletter. Thursday, January 14 BASKETBALL: NBA Strengthens COVID Protocols in Attempt to Stop Outbreaks The NBA, which less […]

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How Masters Basketball Can Be a Senior’s Way to Travel the World

Founded in 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Federation of International Masters Basketball has brilliantly delivered on its corporate mantra, “Add years to your life by adding life to your years. Play FIMBA basketball” while satisfying two passions for older athletes — sports and travel. By organizing global masters’ basketball tournaments, FIMBA has emerged as […]

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Ferris State's Peter Firlik drives against Northern State's Ian Smith during the first half of the NCAA Division II men's college basketball championship game on March 24, 2018, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (AP Photo/Dave Eggen)

NCAA Opens Bonus Bidding Opportunities for Destinations

Destinations will be able to bid on NCAA championship events that have never before been open for bidding. For the first time this winter, the NCAA will have predetermined hosts for the preliminary rounds in the Division II men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, Division III men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and Division III men’s and women’s […]

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A conscious effort by city leaders in Indianapolis to create a concentration of sports venues and hotels in downtown has paid off with large events over the years. (Photo: Visit Indy)

How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Basketball Tournament

The NCAA started calling in the fall. In an effort to cut down on team travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, would Indianapolis — which was set to host the 2021 Final Four — be interested or willing to host the entire Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament? The answer, of course, was yes. But the delay […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority to Sponsor Big West Championships

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has signed on to become the presenting sponsor of the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Volleyball Championships. As an official corporate partner of the collegiate conference through 2023, the HTA plans to  showcase the Hawaiian Islands through partnership assets across the Big West’s broadcast, print, digital and social […]

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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: Previous Coverage of 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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play.   Tuesday, December 29 TENNIS: Indian Wells Postponed Again as ATP Tour […]

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Big West Conference Moves 2021 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships to Las Vegas

The Big West Conference will move the 2021 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, presented by Hawai’i Tourism Authority, to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from March 9–13 with all 10 men’s and nine women’s teams participating in a bubble-like environment. The Mandalay Bay Events Center is home to the WNBA’s Las Vegas […]

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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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SEC Football and Basketball Headed to ESPN/ABC

The Southeastern Conference will move its signature events in football and men’s basketball from CBS to ESPN/ABC starting in 2024–2025. The 10-year deal is reportedly worth nearly $300 million per year and will include up to 15 premier football games and the SEC Championship as well as eight top basketball matchups across ABC and ESPN. […]

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