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NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championships Head West

The NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championships will head west for the first time in 2025 and 2026 as the Orange County Sports Commission was awarded the rights to host the events in Huntington Beach, California. From its inception in 2016, the event has been staged in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The California city received the event as […]

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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: Previous Coverage of 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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Friday, November 6 FOOTBALL: NFL Adjusting Rules as Pandemic Continues In every […]

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ESPN Announces Bowl Game Lineup

While the fate of the college bowl season has been up in the air for months, ESPN has announced a broadcast schedule for 35 games that should help bring some clarity to the postseason and its events. The network has announced its broadcast plans, including 13 games owned and operated by ESPN Events as well […]

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Learfield IMG and EA Form Collegiate Esports League

The increasingly crowded collegiate landscape for esports has another entry, with Learfield IMG College announcing a deal with Electronic Arts to form Level Next, The College Esports League. The multiyear partnership will feature at least one of EA’s esports titles and will serve as the official home of the video game publisher’s collegiate esports champions. […]

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Pacific Seafood Catches on as Pac-12 Sponsor

The Pac-12 Conference has reached a multiyear partnership with Pacific Seafood to have the family-owned company serve as the conference’s official meat and seafood provider. The agreement will cover the upcoming abbreviated football season and will see the Oregon-based company become an official partner of the conference’s football championship and men’s basketball tournament. “As a […]

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Football Bowl Association Rebrands as Bowl Season

The Football Bowl Association has announced a new name and brand, changing its name to Bowl Season. The move is part of a brand overhaul led by Executive Director Nick Carparelli. The new Bowl Season tagline, “A Celebration of College Football,” is designed to embrace the tradition of the bowl system and its “enduring value […]

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Gasparilla Bowl Gets New Title Sponsor

The Gasparilla Bowl will have a new title sponsor in Union Home Mortage for the ESPN-backed bowl in Tampa, Florida, at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl will be played this year at Raymond James Stadium as part of a multi-year title sponsorship. This year’s game will be […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Tournament Relocated to Washington, D.C.

An early-season collegiate basketball tournament that typically takes place in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be relocated to Washington, D.C., the event’s organizer has announced. Basketball Travelers, Inc. has reached an agreement with Events DC to host the event, which will be staged without fans November 26–28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The […]

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Forms College Sports Sustainability Group

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council will start a College Sports Sustainability Think Tank to examine sustainable programming initiatives. The measure comes amid emerging vulnerabilities facing varsity-level Olympic and Paralympic sports as college athletic departments have cut sports because of financial constraints stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The group […]

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