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Bowl Season Partnering With Elevate on Marketing and Revenue Generation Strategy

Bowl Season will partner with Elevate Sports Ventures to support revenue generation strategy for the nation’s collective coalition of 44 bowl games played in the traditional college football postseason. The 44 postseason college football games that comprise Bowl Season have the potential to host over 1 million fans. Using trends from ticketing and attendance data […]

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Proposal to Expand NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Advances

The field for the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament looks set to expand to 68 teams from 64 — just like the men — after a proposal was approved on Thursday afternoon by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Since 2015, the format for the women’s […]

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Shane Wiskus competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. Wiskus advanced to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo after his college, Minnesota, dropped men's gymnastics as a sport. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

USOPC Think Tank: Combine NGB and NCAA Championships

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee College Sports Sustainability Think Tank has released seven recommendations to address college sports programs that have faced financial challenges, including a call to combine national governing body and NCAA championships in certain sports. When the United States sent 613 athletes to Tokyo, 463 of them — more than […]

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Launch Esports Announces Fall Competition Schedule

Launch Esports, a joint venture between esports tournament software and management company Mainline and Steel Planet Esports (an affiliate of Steel Curtain U), has announced a full schedule of its roster of Division II, Division III, NAIA, and community college conferences and universities. The schedule includes more than 180 participating schools, beginning with fall conference […]

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CIAA, NJCAA Esports Launch Partnership

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and National Junior College Athletic Association have announced a partnership that will focus on their collective growth while developing esports and gaming across both of their organizations. This partnership is the first of its kind within the collegiate esports and gaming sector for the CIAA, the nation’s oldest historically Black […]

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Big Ten Conference Hires Chief Medical Officer

The Big Ten Conference has named Dr. James Borchers as its first chief medical officer, a new position that will provide guidance to the conference’s 14 member schools on a variety of medical issues, including mental health of athletes. Borchers most recently served as the head team physician for The Ohio State University athletics department. […]

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2021 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Relocates to Las Vegas

The Maui Invitational, the best-known of all college basketball early-season tournaments thanks to its Hawai’i location, will not be held on the island for the second consecutive year. The 2021 event will be held November 22–25 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the tournament organizers announced, because […]

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Report: Jersey Mike’s Gets Naming Rights to Rutgers Arena

The Rutgers Athletic Center, known with great affection throughout the school community as the RAC, may have a new name soon. NJ Advance Media reports that the school is close to a naming-rights deal with Jersey Mike’s Sub that would be worth up to $30 million for the Big Ten Conference school. The RAC has […]

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Memphis’ Liberty Bowl on Verge of Renaming

The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis will soon be called the Simmons Bank Memorial Stadium, city leaders announced Friday. The 58,325-seat venue is in the final stages of having its naming rights sold to the financial institution that is based in Arkansas. The Liberty Bowl is in the heart of Midtown and includes 40 […]

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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA May Hold Future Final Fours in Same City

The NCAA will explore a joint Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball, though the organization said it would not happen until at least 2027. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues released in August. The review was after social media showcased the disparities between […]

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