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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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Royal Montreal Golf Club to Host 2024 Presidents Cup

Royal Montreal Golf Club in Canada will host the 2024 Presidents Cup, its second time hosting the international event that matches the best players from the United States against an international squad of opponents except Europe. The Royal Montreal Golf Club hosted the 2007 event, won by the U.S. team 19.5–14.5, and will become the Continue Reading

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Jon Rahm of Spain won the recent Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, one of many events the PGA Tour has managed to execute since June. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Case Study: How the PGA Tour’s Aggressive COVID-19 Testing Has Kept Events Going

If you were to draw up a sport suited for social distancing, it would be hard to craft something better than golf. Nonetheless, the efforts being taken by the PGA Tour to protect its players, caddies and essential event staff at its events, which have been taking place since mid-June, are extraordinary. “We have the Continue Reading

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from Continue Reading

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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the Continue Reading

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the Continue Reading

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PGA of America Selects Quail Hollow for 2025 PGA Championship

The PGA of America has announced that Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the 2025 PGA Championship. It will be the second time the event is held at Quail Hollow, which also hosted in 2017. The event is expected to be staged in May. “The PGA of America is proud to return Continue Reading

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Southern Hills in Tulsa to Host 2030 PGA Championship

Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host the 2030 PGA Championship. The PGA of America had announced in 2017 that Southern Hills would be awarded a record fifth PGA championship, although a specific date was not determined until now. Southern Hills has a storied history in hosting championship events and will host the 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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