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Happy Valley Sports & Entertainment Alliance to Host Major Fencing Event

The Happy Valley Sports & Entertainment Alliance will host the 2025 United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs National Championships at the Nittany Valley Sports Centre in State College, Pennsylvania. The event is scheduled to take place on April 5–6, 2025. More than 45 collegiate club fencing teams will participate in the two-day tournament. This […]

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USOPC, NCAA Office of Inclusion Para-college Partnership Continues

Three collegiate national championships will also have adaptive sports activations as part of the overall event, the NCAA Office of Inclusion and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committe have announced in the latest USOPC/NCAA Para-College Inclusion Project that was originally announced in 2023. Programming efforts will again be implemented in wheelchair basketball, track and field […]

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MWC Finals
The Mountain West Conference Tournament concluded with New Mexico defeating San Diego State 68–61 in front of a large crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 16. Photo by Justin Shaw/SportsTravel

Making Sense of the Wild West in College Basketball

As Oregon celebrated a win over Colorado on March 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the overhanging realization was knowing the final Pac-12 Tournament Championship game signified the demise of a once powerful conference. For some conferences, however, the Pac-12’s demise also presents a new era of opportunity. As the Pac-12’s schools are dispersed […]

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UNH hockey
The University of New Hampshire in Durham has previously hosted the NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Championships three times, most recently in 2016. Photo courtesy of UNH Athletics

Hockey and Biathlon Equals a Big Winter Weekend in New England

The New England region is known for many things; clam chowder, beautiful landscapes, a revolutionary spirit and, of course, winter sports. The states that make up New England — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont — all take pride in their sporting events. And when it comes to winter sports, the region […]

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The Big 12 Conference and Kansas City have extended the men's and women's basketball tournaments in the city through 2031.

Big 12 Extends Basketball Tournament Stay in Kansas City, Brings Soccer Tournament to KC

The Big 12 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will remain at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City through 2031 while also moving the conference soccer championship to the new CPKC Stadium in Kansas City for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The basketball announcement was made by Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark on Tuesday night before Texas […]

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Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Letter from Louisville: The Hornung Award, a First-Class Experience and Lessons in Sports Tourism

It was an eventful year to be a University of Colorado football fan. The arrival of Coach Deion Sanders and the job he did to resurrect a program that needed more than a jolt was the definition of game-changing, both on and off the field. While the team’s 4-8 record didn’t ultimately live up to […]

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Pitt Baseball Las Vegas
The Pitt Panthers were awarded the championship belt as the top team at the inaugural Las Vegas Classic baseball tournament. Pitt defeated Oklahoma 19-9 and Cal 19-7 in its two games. Photo by Peak Events/Kai Caddy

College Baseball Prepares for New Frontier

At first glance, the college baseball programs at Cal, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh may not have much in common. Each school is in a different geographic part of the country and at least this year, each is in a different conference. But the old affiliations will change soon enough as Oklahoma goes from the […]

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Big 12 Wrestling Championship to Remain in Tulsa Through 2028

The Big 12 Conference and the Tulsa Sports Commission have announced that the Big 12 Wrestling Championship will remain at Tulsa’s BOK Center through 2028. Tulsa has hosted the tournament since 2017. The 2024 Big 12 Wrestling Championship is scheduled for March 9–10 and will be the eighth consecutive championship at the site. “Hosting the […]

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Fan Superstitions Go Deep, Research Shows

A Marriott Bonvoy survey conducted by Wakefield Research showcasing game day superstitions of fans has been released in coordination with the hotelier’s Score Big with Marriott Bonvoy Game Day Rituals contest. Wakefield Research surveyed 1,000 sports fans around the country who have a game day ritual, using an email invitation and an online survey. The results […]

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Pac-12 Appoints Teresa Gould as Commissioner

Teresa Gould has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, succeeding George Kliavkoff, effective March 1 and becoming the first-ever female commissioner of an Autonomy Five conference. Gould takes over a conference that’s down to two members after a mass exodus last year. UCLA and Southern California announced in 2022 a move […]

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