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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)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football

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. Tuesday, August 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football The Big Ten Conference became the first Power 5 conference to cancel Continue Reading

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In college towns across the country, the potential loss of football games will have a significant economic impact. Photo: Tony Ding/AP Images

College Football Towns Prepare to Call an Audible

(Editor’s note: Since this story was published on July 24, the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences have postponed fall sports, including college football.) Before you celebrate a touchdown with your friends and go crazy high-fiving strangers who feel like friends in that moment, you start with the tailgate party hours before kickoff with snacks, all Continue Reading

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General view before the game between Georgia State University football and Tennessee State at Georgia State Stadium Thursday in Atlanta, Ga., August 31, 2017. Photo by / Jason Getz

Naming Rights Sold for Former Atlanta Olympic Stadium

The stadium that hosted the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta will have its name changed to Center Parc Credit Union Stadium as the now-home of Georgia State football took one of the final steps toward an official rebranding this week. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ Real Estate and Facilities Committee has Continue Reading

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Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates while celebrating their NWSL soccer Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Life in a Bubble: Leagues Working on Responsible Return to Play

Whether it is a bubble or not, there is no guarantee that risk is eliminated by health and return to play protocols, sports figures reiterated during a recent Marist College online webinar “COVID-19 and the Responsible Return to Sports.” Between the successes of the National Women’s Soccer League and — so far — Major League Continue Reading

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Houston Roughnecks line up against the Los Angeles Wildcats for a kickoff during an XFL game on February 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners Buy XFL From Bankruptcy

Dany Garcia, pro wrestling and movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners have bought the XFL spring football league through its parent company, Alpha Entertainment LLC, for approximately $15 million. The transaction is subject to bankruptcy court approval at a hearing on August 7 and is expected to close on or shortly Continue Reading

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Subway to Sponsor NFL Flag and Other League Events

Subway has become an official sponsor of the National Football League in a deal that will see the sandwich restaurant become the sponsor of NFL Flag, the largest flag football league in the United States. The multiyear deal will also give Subway exclusive marketing rights and activation opportunities at NFL events and experiences. The chain Continue Reading

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Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Renovation Project on Hold Because of COVID

The University of Wisconsin will put a hold on a $77 million renovation to its football stadium that was scheduled to start after the 2020 season. The school will push the timeline back one year while determining the impact of COVID-19 on the financial landscape of the university. Camp Randall Stadium, built in 1917, is Continue Reading

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Buffalo Bills’ Stadium Naming Rights to End

The name for the Buffalo Bills’ stadium in Orchard Park, New York, is changing after an economic backlash against the naming rights sponsor. New Era Field will be no more after the company asked to be released from its naming rights agreement. The team and company, which is based in Buffalo, issued a statement on Continue Reading

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Flag Football Added to 2022 World Games Program in Birmingham

  Flag football has joined the event program at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, the first time since 1981 that the international multisport event will be held in the United States. The announcement came in partnership with the International World Games Association, the National Football League and International Federation of American Football. With Continue Reading

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Los Angeles’ Decade of Opportunity at SoFi Stadium

Even for a city with the history of hosting major sporting events, the upcoming decade for SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be unlike any other that a destination has experienced. What is being called “the decade of opportunity” will see the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams host the annual Continue Reading

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