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Buffalo Bills fans pose for photographs after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 27-24. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
A Landmark NFL Moment This Season:
Fans in Attendance at Every Game This Weekend

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. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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NHL Releases Details on Outdoor Events at Lake Tahoe

The National Hockey League has released specifics about its NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake. The Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will feature the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20 while the Honda NHL Outdoors […]

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Ferris State's Peter Firlik drives against Northern State's Ian Smith during the first half of the NCAA Division II men's college basketball championship game on March 24, 2018, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (AP Photo/Dave Eggen)

NCAA Opens Bonus Bidding Opportunities for Destinations

Destinations will be able to bid on NCAA championship events that have never before been open for bidding. For the first time this winter, the NCAA will have predetermined hosts for the preliminary rounds in the Division II men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, Division III men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and Division III men’s and women’s […]

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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: Previous Coverage of 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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play.   Tuesday, December 29 TENNIS: Indian Wells Postponed Again as ATP Tour […]

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2020*

On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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NBCSN to Broadcast NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals, Finals

The National Women’s Hockey League 2021 Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final will air live on NBCSN on February 4–5 from Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York, the first time that women’s professional hockey will be live on a major national cable network in the United States. “Our partnership with NBC Sports is monumental […]

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Extent of Youth Sports Economic Loss Revealed in Company Data

EventConnect, a provider of event and sports tourism management software, has released statistics showing the extent of the loss of youth and amateur sporting events for destinations in 2020, with encouraging signs for 2021. The finding from the company’s internal database of registration and hotel data for more than 4,000 events, 400 associations, 15,000 hotels […]

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Arizona State Committee Approves New Multi-Purpose Arena Plan

The Arizona Board of Regents has approved Arizona State University’s plan for a 5,000-seat, $115 million multi-purpose arena that will serve mainly as the home venue for the Sun Devils men’s ice hockey program. The arena will sit right in the area on campus that serves as the site for several other athletic facilities including […]

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AAU held its Junior Nationals Volleyball Championships this summer, but indoor events during the winter will pose new challenges for event organizers. Photo: AAU

Experts Say Indoor Events Pose Different Challenges

In the past weeks, the threat of COVID-19’s ability to disrupt indoor sports event has only grown. On every level from youth to professional, teams and leagues are trying to figure out how — or if — they can practice and compete in a healthy and safe fashion. The ability to play an indoor sport […]

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USA Hockey Partners With Concussion Education Program

USA Hockey is increasing visibility around concussion awareness, announcing a partnership with TeachAids to use its CrashCourse program as a resource in the national governing body’s overall education materials. TeachAids, a nonprofit in global education innovation, created CrashCourse to improve understanding and awareness surrounding concussions among youth athletes in all sports. The program was created in collaboration […]

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