Virus Outbreak Britain Tennis
A general view through the main gates to Wimbledon as it is announced that the tennis championships for 2020 had been cancelled due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
No Canceling Wimbledon in 2021, Club Says

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. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Fans wait for Notre Dame and Navy to play on November 16, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

How Many Fans Will Be At College Football Games This Year?

Playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be tough when not in a bubble environment. It may be even more so for college football given the amount of traditional game-day experiences such as tailgating and team walks into the stadium. But the coronavirus has disrupted things significantly. While some schools are planning on […]

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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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GBAC Launches Star Facility Directory

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA which has been accrediting venues for its cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention measures, has launched a searchable directory for event organizers to identify facilities that have earned or are committed to achieving the GBAC Star accreditation. “We’re excited to unveil this new tool to help 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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Portland's Diego Valeri takes a corner kick during the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. In the background are a series of massive blue screens that the league used for broadcasts to show virtual fan parties and sponsor logos during the tournament.

Case Study: How Major League Soccer
Has Pulled Off Its 25th Season

Major League Soccer began in 1996 with 10 teams. Now in its 25th season, the league has 26 teams as Inter Miami — with world superstar David Beckham as owner — and Nashville SC debuted as the newest expansion franchises. The league was planning a season unlike any other in 2020 to celebrate its silver anniversary, […]

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So, What Happens to College Football’s Bowl Season?

Last year’s college football season was historic — the 150th anniversary of the sport became a season-long celebration culminating with one of the modern era’s most dominant teams ever, LSU, crushing Clemson to win the College Football Playoff championship game. This year’s season will be perhaps even more historic … and not for celebratory reasons. […]

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CORRECTION Bull Riding Crowds
Tyler Bingham rides a bull in the Monster Energy Team Challenge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on July 10, 2020, as Professional Bull Riders welcomed just over 1,000 fans into the arena that usually holds 9,000. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Professional Bull Riders Continue On With Symptom-Free Season

While perhaps not at the forefront of many sports fans’ minds, the Professional Bull Riders were actually the first pro league in North America to have an event during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting up within six weeks of suspending action. “It seems like a lifetime ago,” said PBR Commissioner and CEO Sean Gleason during the […]

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Charleston Classic – November 16, 2018
The Purdue Boilermakers face the Davidson Wildcats during the 2018 Charleston Classic. (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images)

Early-Season College Basketball Tournaments Wait for NCAA’s Decision

Last year’s college basketball season ended with a COVID-induced thud and no championship to speak of. Like every other sport on the collegiate landscape, basketball spent the summer full of uncertainty. And as its scheduled start date for practices loom, a sport that bridges both the fall and winter seasons — finishing in the spring […]

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Fans watch a 2019 Little League World Series tournament game in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Study: $45 Billion Spent in 2019 on Sports-Related Travel

A landmark new study conducted by the Sports Events and Tourism Association shows that travel to amateur and collegiate sports events in 2019 accounted for $45.1 billion in spending in the United States, an increase of over 5 percent from the previous year. In addition, that spending generated $103.3 billion in direct, indirect and induced […]

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