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Georgia fans cheer during the second half against Florida on October 30, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
New Variant Won’t Slow College Football,
NFL Attendance Numbers

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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Revived USFL Announces Eight Teams for 2022; Birmingham a Possible League Host

The revived USFL, the much-celebrated spring football league from the early 1980s that is being brought back in an attempt to capitalize on nostaglia, has announced its inaugural eight teams that will have plenty of familiar names to those who used to follow the league. The eight teams will be the Philadelphia Stars, New Jersey […]

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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)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

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 the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cal and USC Postpone Game Over COVID-19 Outbreak Posted: November […]

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Allegiant Stadium to Host 2021 Nevada High School Football Championships

The presence of a professional football stadium along the Las Vegas Strip continues to attract events to the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association has announced that the One Nevada Credit Union State Championship football games in three divisions will be played November 18 at Allegiant Stadium. The Class 5A […]

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Russ Brandon will serve as president of the XFL.

XFL Announces New Leadership Team

The XFL and its ownership group have announced a new group of executives that have been hired to lead the new version of the upstart football league owned by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners. The league intends to return to play in 2023. Joining the leadership team are several former NFL executives, […]

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L.A. Chargers Unveil Training Facility Plans

The Los Angeles Chargers have released plans for a 14-acre training facility and corporate headquarters in El Segundo, California, with everything from practice fields to an esports facility encompassing the site that has a targeted spring 2024 completion date. “When searching for a location to establish our hub of football and business operations, we didn’t […]

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Greg Sankey: Expanding the SEC, the College Football Playoff and NCAA Gender Equity

Greg Sankey has been the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference since 2015 and is generally regarded as one of the more powerful people in collegiate athletics, given the SEC’s dominance over college football. But Sankey’s career spans multiple regions and divisions across the NCAA, from working in Central New York as the director of intramural […]

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Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium May Be Renamed

The home of major college football games in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the future site for the NJCAA football championship game for the next three years may be renamed. Arkansas-based Simmons Bank are in negotiations to own the naming rights to the field at War Memorial Stadium in partnership with the War Memorial Stadium Commission […]

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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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