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Notre Dame vs. Navy Stays Home Instead of Ireland

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? Continue Reading

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NFL Extends Partnership with EA Sports

The National Football League has extended its agreement with Electronic Arts and the NFL Players Association that will allow EA Sports’ Madden NFL to have exclusive rights to create authentic NFL simulation games. In addition, the entities will partner to develop games in new genres, expanded esports programs and additional experiences for fans across other platforms. Continue Reading

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AAU Chooses Rival to Launch Esports Program

The Amateur Athletic Union has selected Rival to become the national operating partner for the AAU Esports program. AAU is looking to expand its presence in esports after announcing competitive video gaming as the newest addition to its 41 sports last year. “My vision for youth sports is simple: To raise tomorrow’s leaders on today’s Continue Reading

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Gen.G, Eastern Michigan Start Esports Partnership

Gen.G will be partnering with Eastern Michigan University for a multiyear program that brings esports to the school along with several high school and women’s gaming initiatives, the latest move into the collegiate gaming space for the global esports organization. The program will include a Futures Program, High School Invitational and Women in Gaming Summer Continue Reading

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International Esports Federation Signs MOU with WESCO

The International Esports Federation has signed an memorandum of understanding with the Brazil-based World Esports Consortium as the federation sees to create further collaboration opportunities in the international esports community. The MOU, signed by IESF President Vlad Marinescu and WESCO President Daniel Cossi, sets a framework for collaboration between the two organizations, with a goal to promote Continue Reading

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New Collegiate Esports Organization Formed

The Kansas-based Unified Esports Association has announced the formation of a new collegiate esports initiative designed to produce high-level competition among schools that will receive free membership in the organization. The Unified Collegiate Esports Association will launch with an advisory council of 10 North American universities. “UCEA further illustrates our brand’s commitment to cultivating high-level Continue Reading

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LPGA Partners with TopGolf for Esports Tournament

The LPGA will hold an esports competition with match play starting May 13 with eight players competing in partnership with the World Golf Tour by Topgolf.  The players will play head-to-head in a series of seven nine-hole, online matches twice a week with a championship match on Wednesday, June 3. “We are excited for this Continue Reading

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports Continue Reading

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Former NBA Exec Named President of Drone Racing League

The Drone Racing League has hired Rachel Jacobson as president to oversee global partnerships and media rights deals. Jacobson, who becomes one of the only women presidents at a professional sports league, is the former senior vice president of global partnerships for the NBA. In addition, Jacobson will lead the league’s marketing and business development Continue Reading

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