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West Virginia Prepares to Offer Esports Minor, New College Team

West Virginia University will offer an esports minor by the fall of 2022 and will start up a collegiate esports team, the school has announced. Students will have the option of pursuing a 15 credit minor in esports with video games played in highly-organized and competitive environments across campuses in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. “As part of our […]

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USA Nordic Hires New Partnership Marketing Director

USA Nordic has hired Casey Mills to a newly developed position of partnership marketing director, developing strategic partnerships to help the organization achieve its goals of Olympic glory. “Casey Mills joining USA Nordic is a huge step forward for our partnership and marketing ability,” said USA Nordic Executive Director Bill Demong. “With his experience in […]

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Brian Graham Returns to Professional Disc Golf Association

The Professional Disc Golf Association has announced that Brian Graham has returned to the organization as director of membership and growth. Graham most recently served as CEO of the Augusta Sports Council in Georgia for the past three years. In 2021, he was also the sitting president for Georgia Sports. But before his role with […]

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NBA Extends HBCU Support

The NBA has announced an extension of its support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a series of new programs, including the addition of a MEAC conference matchup as part of All-Star Weekend in February in Cleveland. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association will again highlight the HBCU community during NBA All-Star […]

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People wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 walk past a display showing a countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on August 18, 2021. Beijing's top official is reiterating the need for strict anti-coronavirus measures at the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

USOPC Trying to Stay Apolitical Ahead of Beijing 2022

Athletic competition itself was not the focus of a press conference by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Tuesday morning as questions focused on Beijing, the host of the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and how the Games have become a flashpoint for the various geopolitical issues surrounding China. “We encourage our athletes […]

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USA Triathlon Wins USOPC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has given its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Choice Award to USA Triathlon’s Together, We Thrive initiative, the third time the national governing body has been honored for its diversity and inclusion efforts since 2017. Launched in August 2020, USA Triathlon’s initiative is centered around four principles: Inclusivity […]

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Honda Center Using SpotOn for Cashless Transactions

Appetize, which has been recently acquired by SpotOn, has been selected by the Honda Center’s Anaheim Arena Management to power all concessions with cloud technology in advance of the Anaheim Ducks‘ 2021–2022 season. Guests at the arena will order and pay for all food and beverage through SpotOn’s contactless platform that offers a end-to-end solution […]

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Geoff VanDeusen Named CEO of United Soccer Coaches

Geoff VanDeusen, a longtime leader at United Soccer Coaches, will become the organization’s next chief executive officer. VanDeusen will take on the position after serving 10 years as the association’s director of operations and events. He has nearly 30 years of experience as a soccer coach at the college, high school and club levels. “The […]

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National Women’s Soccer League Appoints Marla Messing as Interim CEO

The National Women’s Soccer League board of governors has appointed Marla Messing, the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup president and chief executive officer, as its interim CEO to oversee the day-to-day operations. Messing will work in close coordination with the board of governors to execute on key initiatives that will promote actionable, sustainable change and […]

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