WNBA

Phil Cook Named WNBA Chief Marketing Officer

Phil Cook, who has two decades of sports marketing experience including at Nike, will be the first chief marketing officer in WNBA history. Cook recently was the leader of Nike’s Global Basketball Brand, which worked to drive revenue and introduced female athletes into marketing campaigns. With the WNBA, Cook will be responsible for developing league […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. But the city of Indianapolis is negotiation to host the entire tournament. (Photo: Visit Indy)

Cities Adjust as NCAA Calls
For Bubble-Like Basketball Tournament

The news that the NCAA will attempt to host its Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in one city was a tough blow for the 13 destinations that were looking to host opening and regional rounds. But as top collegiate officials continue their negotiations with Indianapolis to potentially host all rounds in a “controlled” bubble-like environment, […]

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Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus Arena Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County has sold the naming rights to its indoor arena to AdventHealth after an agreement was reached between the health-care provider and RADDSports, which runs the sports venue in Florida. The AdventHealth Sports Arena at Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County is a 98,000-square-foot indoor facility that […]

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Home of Nuggets, Avalanche Becomes Ball Arena

Like a shopper going for a value combo, the Ball Corporation has expanded on its partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment that will stretch across two continents, three cities and is highlighted by a new naming rights deal for the home of three professional sports franchises in Denver, Colorado. The home of the NBA’s Denver […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Tournament Relocated to Washington, D.C.

An early-season collegiate basketball tournament that typically takes place in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be relocated to Washington, D.C., the event’s organizer has announced. Basketball Travelers, Inc. has reached an agreement with Events DC to host the event, which will be staged without fans November 26–28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The […]

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Sports Complex Planned in Connecticut

Plans for a 76-acre sports complex that includes indoor and outdoor facilities at a cost of $110 million has been approved in Connecticut, with developers saying the complex would bring in millions in sports tourism and create up to 400 jobs. The All Sports Village would be in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, after the town’s planning […]

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Charleston Classic – November 16, 2018
The Purdue Boilermakers face the Davidson Wildcats during the 2018 Charleston Classic. (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images)

Early-Season College Basketball Tournaments Wait for NCAA’s Decision

Last year’s college basketball season ended with a COVID-induced thud and no championship to speak of. Like every other sport on the collegiate landscape, basketball spent the summer full of uncertainty. And as its scheduled start date for practices loom, a sport that bridges both the fall and winter seasons — finishing in the spring […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena to Host Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament

The Big East Conference will move its women’s basketball tournament to one of the hotbeds of the sport, going to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, for a three-year contract starting in 2021. The move to Connecticut follows the readmission of the University of Connecticut and its powerhouse women’s program to the Big East. UConn […]

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