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NAIA Championship Events

Status Open for bidding through June 1, 2022 Inside Track The National Athletic Intercollegiate Association is looking for several championship hosts in future years and sports. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has administered programs dedicated to championships since 1937 in balance with the overall college educational experience. Each year […]

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Matt Hogue: Growing a Division I Athletics Program at Coastal Carolina

In the increasing competitive collegiate landscape, it is becoming harder and harder to stand out. But Coastal Carolina University is a prime example of a university that has managed its growth well, fielding a football team that has become a powerhouse out of nowhere in recent years and a formidable basketball program. Its new football […]

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NCAA President Mark Emmert to Step Down by 2023

Mark Emmert will step down as president of the NCAA until a successor is in place or by June 30, 2023. The decision was a mutual agreement between Emmert and the NCAA Board of Governors, according to an announcement, and ends a tenure that saw dramatic shifts in the collegiate landscape including issues around name, image and […]

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National Travel Basketball Association President John Whitley says his organization has found "facilities, all the cities we deal with, really have done a great job of adjusting on their end and it’s made our job a lot easier knowing they have everything in place.” Photo courtesy of NTBA

How Relationships Still Drive the Event Bidding Landscape

It’s one of the words that has been used the most during the pandemic, to the point that it has become loathed by some: Pivot. Pivot on dates for an event. Pivot on location. Pivot on fan capacity, health screening, streaming needs. Pivot on the way that things have been done in the business for […]

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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.   OLYMPIC SPORTS: World Games Still On in China But Some Withdraw Posted: […]

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Alabama fans cheer before a game against LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa. The SEC is set to get two new teams when Oklahoma and Texas join the mix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Why College Conference Realignment
Reshapes the Sports Tourism Landscape

College sports is amid revolutionary change that may not be surpassed in its long and sometimes controversial history. The ability of athletes — sorry, student-athletes — to earn money off name, image and likeness has turned the traditional college sponsorship model upside down. The NCAA recently adopted a new constitution that may see further changes […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup Heading to Atlanta

The Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup, an event started by the Collegiate Sports Management Group’s ESPORTSU, will be held May 6–8, 2022, at the Gateway Center in Atlanta in partnership with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, the NBA G League’s College Park Skyhawks and Atlanta Esports Alliance. Branded as ESPORTSU, the initiative from CSMG is aimed at […]

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Arizona State Arena to be Named Mountain America Community Iceplex

Arizona State University and Sun Devil Athletics, in partnership with OVG360, have announced a multi-year naming rights partnership with Mountain America Credit Union as the new on-campus community Iceplex, home for the Sun Devil ice hockey team, will be named the Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU. The Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU will serve […]

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USOPC, NCAA Announce Olympic and Paralympic Sport Cooperation Agreement

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and NCAA have announced a strengthened Olympic and Paralympic Sport Cooperation Agreement through 2024 in an effort to keep the Olympic sports programs in the collegiate sports alive and thriving across all divisions. A joint statement between the USOPC and NCAA said the new agreement terms are rooted […]

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