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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the Continue Reading

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The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Notre Dame vs. Navy Stays Home Instead of Ireland

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? Continue Reading

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NJCAA Commits to Grand Junction Through 2044

The NJCAA has extended its agreement with the Grand Junction Baseball Committee to host the junior college association’s Division I Baseball World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, through 2044. The extension continues the long-standing relationship for an additional nine years. The event has been staged in the western Colorado city since 1959. As part of Continue Reading

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Gen.G, Eastern Michigan Start Esports Partnership

Gen.G will be partnering with Eastern Michigan University for a multiyear program that brings esports to the school along with several high school and women’s gaming initiatives, the latest move into the collegiate gaming space for the global esports organization. The program will include a Futures Program, High School Invitational and Women in Gaming Summer Continue Reading

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New Collegiate Esports Organization Formed

The Kansas-based Unified Esports Association has announced the formation of a new collegiate esports initiative designed to produce high-level competition among schools that will receive free membership in the organization. The Unified Collegiate Esports Association will launch with an advisory council of 10 North American universities. “UCEA further illustrates our brand’s commitment to cultivating high-level Continue Reading

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NAIA Extends Sioux City, Iowa, Volleyball Agreement

The NAIA announced that it will be extending its agreement with Sioux City, Iowa, and the Tyson Events Center to remain the host of the NAIA national championship in women’s volleyball through the 2024 season. Sioux City has hosted the volleyball tournament since 2008. It has hosted the NAIA Division II women’s basketball championship in Continue Reading

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UCLA Athletic Director Becomes U.S. University Federation President

UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero, who will retire at the school effective June 30, will start his new job the day after as the next president of the United States International University Sports Federation. Guerrero will serve a four-year term as president. He has been part of the federation since 2015 and formerly was the Continue Reading

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Las Vegas Raiders Ready for Allegiant Stadium Opening

The Las Vegas Raiders are on schedule to inherit the keys to Allegiant Stadium on July 31, a team executive revealed during the webinar “Why Flexibility in Venues is More Important than Ever” organized by SportTechie. Matt Pasco, vice president for information technology at the Raiders, says the stadium is structurally complete and the ongoing Continue Reading

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are Continue Reading

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