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A Green Bay Packers fan cheers on his team during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on January 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
NFL Caps Super Bowl Attendance at 22,000
Including 7,500 Health Care Workers

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. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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Learfield IMG College Hires Eric Hartness as Vice President for Esports

Learfield IMG College has named Eric Hartness as its first vice president for esports. The move marks the company’s latest move into the gaming space after recently crowning its first college Madden national champion as part of the Level Next college esports league launched with Electronic Arts. Hartness is the former vice president of marketing […]

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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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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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Army vs. Air Force Football Moving to Texas’ Globe Life Field

The Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic annual college football game between the Air Force Academy and the Army will be moved to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the first time that the home of the Texas Rangers will host a football event. The two-year agreement begins on November 6, […]

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Upstate New York Sports Facility Begins Construction in March

Utica College in New York will break ground on a $3.5 million sports facility on campus for Division III sports and more thanks to a $2 million gift with completion of the program scheduled for fall 2021. The facility will be the site for outdoor track and field for the Pioneers, who have not had […]

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Gillette Sponsors New HBCU Esports League

The Yard: HBCU Esports Alliance, a new esports league for HBCU students, has landed a blue-chip sponsor in grooming brand Gillette, which will become a presenting-level partner of the league being organized in conjunction with CSL Esports. The “Groomed to Game” partnership will support HBCU students as they enter the esports and gaming ecosystem. Under […]

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