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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

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Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans

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. Tuesday, August 4 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans One of the biggest sporting events in the world will be held without Continue Reading

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In college towns across the country, the potential loss of football games will have a significant economic impact. Photo: Tony Ding/AP Images

College Football Towns Prepare to Call an Audible

Before you celebrate a touchdown with your friends and go crazy high-fiving strangers who feel like friends in that moment, you start with the tailgate party hours before kickoff with snacks, all sorts of food on the grill and a football flying through the air. Postgame usually means a drink downtown at a packed sports Continue Reading

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Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Renovation Project on Hold Because of COVID

The University of Wisconsin will put a hold on a $77 million renovation to its football stadium that was scheduled to start after the 2020 season. The school will push the timeline back one year while determining the impact of COVID-19 on the financial landscape of the university. Camp Randall Stadium, built in 1917, is Continue Reading

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IWLCA Tabs Elite Tournaments for 2021–2024 Tournament Series

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association will partner with Elite Tournaments to develop a tournament series that will include the IWLCA Capital Cup, the IWLCA Champions Cup and the IWLCA Presidents Cup. The IWLCA is a membership-led, professional association that represents more than 1,200 NCAA and NAIA women’s lacrosse coaches from 550 schools at all Continue Reading

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SSAC Baseball Tournament Heading to Hank Aaron Field

The Southern States Athletic Conference will hold its annual conference baseball tournament through 2024 at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, as part of a partnership with the Mobile Sports Authority and Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group. “We are excited to partner with the Mobile Sports Authority and Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group to bring Continue Reading

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Huntsville, Alabama, to Host 2021 NCAA Regional Cross Country Event

The Huntsville Sports Commission will host the 2021 NCAA Division I South Regional Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship at the new John Hunt Cross Country Running Park in Alabama on November 12, 2021. The University of North Alabama will act as the host school for the event and the city of Huntsville Parks & Continue Reading

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Los Angeles’ Decade of Opportunity at SoFi Stadium

Even for a city with the history of hosting major sporting events, the upcoming decade for SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be unlike any other that a destination has experienced. What is being called “the decade of opportunity” will see the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams host the annual Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Nearing Goal for NCAA Championship Status

USA Triathlon is moving closer to its goal of 40 universities in order to gain NCAA championship status for the sport, announcing that the University of Denver will add women’s triathlon to its varsity sports offering. The addition of the university—the first Division I school in Colorado to add the sport—will give USAT 37 participating Continue Reading

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Tempe, Arizona, to Host 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals

Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded the 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships after the 2020 event had to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which has been staged in Tempe in 2013, 2014 and 2019, will return April 9–10, 2021. The 2020 event had been scheduled for October 16–17 in Lake Continue Reading

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Frisco Bowl Extends Agreement to 2025

Frisco, Texas, will host a college bowl game through 2025 after ESPN Events and FC Dallas announced an extension to their bowl agreement at Toyota Stadium. The Frisco Bowl, which is owned and operated by ESPN Events, has been played in Frisco since December 2017. The game is affiliated with the American Athletic Conference, Conference Continue Reading

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