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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has sent a letter to prospective future Olympians that vaccination will be mandatory. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

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USOPC to Mandate Vaccination for Olympic Athletes

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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Allegiant named Official Airline of the Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference has announced a multi-year partnership with Allegiant Airlines,making it the league’s official airline partner in the Pac-12’s debut year at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. The multi-year partnership establishes Allegiant as the official airline partner of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on December 3 as well […]

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No Room For Racism Classic Scheduled for Rock Hill Sports Center

Rock Hill Sports & Event Center will host the inaugural No Room for Racism Classic, featuring four college basketball games highlighted by a nationally televised game between the University of South Carolina and Florida State University on December 12. The event starts December 10 and will also feature teams from High Point University, South Carolina […]

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Durham Sports Commission to Host 2021–2022 NAIA Football National Championships

The 2021 and 2022 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics football national championship games will be held in Durham, North Carolina, for the first time. The NAIA Senior Football Classic will also be part of the week’s events that will be hosted by the Durham Sports Commission. The game will be played at Willie Bradshaw Field […]

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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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NAIA Championship Events

Status Open for bidding through October 1, 2021. Inside Track The National Athletic Intercollegiate Association is looking for several championship hosts in future years and sports. The 2023 & 2024 NAIA Men’s & Women’s Bowling Championship requires an alley with capabilities to run a tournament with at least 32 lanes available for use as well […]

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NAIA Beach Volleyball Heading to Florida in 2022 and 2023

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Visit Panama City Beach in Panama City, Florida, hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational. Beginning in April 2022, NAIA beach volleyball will crown its champion at Russell Fields City Pier Courts. There are 11 regulation beach volleyball courts located on the […]

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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. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City Expanding

The Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is getting a little bit more time in the destination. The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved expanding the WCWS to a nine-day event, beginning with the 2022 championship. The change eliminates doubleheaders for teams who lose on the first day of the […]

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Inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament Heading to Scottsdale, Arizona

The Pac-12 Conference will hold a tournament championship event for baseball for the first time starting in May 2022 in partnership with the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission. The inaugural Pac-12 Conference Baseball Tournament is scheduled for May 25-29, 2022, at Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the […]

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