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Detroit Convention Center Reopens with Volleyball Tournament

The first event at the TCF Center in Detroit since the pandemic began was a volleyball tournament, and a large one at that. Detroit’s downtown convention center hosted 1,000 athletes on 16 courts the weekend of February 13–14 in an event organized by Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy. Athletes at the President’s Day Challenge had to […]

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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.   Saturday, February 6 NFL: Finally, A Pandemic Season Concludes With Super Bowl […]

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NCAA Cancels Division III Winter Championships Amid COVID Pandemic

As the NCAA announced that an entire division of collegiate sports will have its winter championships canceled for the second year in a row, it also has announced three more Division I championships will be conducted in a single-site, bubble-style environment. Due to low participation numbers among member schools, NCAA Division III winter championships are […]

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Poised for Pandemic, SloCoach Makes Move in United States

On the surface, it would appear that SloCoach would be one of those companies that must have formed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online coaching tool where athletes can upload videos of themselves practicing their sports—with professional or Olympic-level athletes or coaches returning a video critique—seems to be tailor-made for the new […]

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Hickory Point Beach Becomes Beach ParaVolley Training Site

Hickory Point Beach will become a national training site for the USA Volleyball Beach ParaVolley program after a $100,000 private donation from the Norelli Family Foundation to support the effort. The donation, announced by the Florida Region of USA Volleyball, will support the program at the sand volleyball complex in Tavares, Florida, through the 2024 […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority to Sponsor Big West Championships

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has signed on to become the presenting sponsor of the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Volleyball Championships. As an official corporate partner of the collegiate conference through 2023, the HTA plans to  showcase the Hawaiian Islands through partnership assets across the Big West’s broadcast, print, digital and social […]

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NJCAA Sponsoring Four New Sports For Competition

The National Junior College Athletic Association will recognize competitive cheer (coed), clay shooting (coed), men’s volleyball and women’s wrestling as emerging sports with member schools permitted to begin programs in those sports starting in the fall of 2021. Each of the new sports have garnered interest amongst member colleges as club sports in recent years. […]

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Athletes Unlimited Volleyball League Heads to Dallas

The inaugural season for the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league will take place at Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas, Texas, with play scheduled to go from February 27 through March 29. The 30-match season, with 22 of the matches on either CBSSN or FS2, was originally scheduled to be at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee […]

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Sports Facilities Companies Launches Volleyball Venture

Sports Facilities (SF) Companies has announced a partnership with Showtime Events to establish a new brand of volleyball tournaments called Hype Nation, LLC. The series will begin in 2021 and anticipates generating $6 million in economic impact in its first two events alone. The move comes just months after the company that designs and manages […]

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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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