Vavae Malepeai
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.   Wednesday, April 28 Olympics: IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on […]

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Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lands Three NAIA Postseason Events

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Keiser University are hosting three National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship events in West Palm Beach, Florida, during the month of April. Keiser University has already hosted the first round of the NAIA football championship series with the second round coming on April 24, along with the recently […]

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Wisconsin Center Hosts First Post-Pandemic Sports Events

A year after closing its doors at the start of the pandemic, Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee will host its first youth sports event this weekend, as the Wisconsin Junior Volleyball Club hosts the AAU Winter Classic. The competition will be followed up by three consecutive weekends of competition via the Badger Region Volleyball Championship. “Everything […]

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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SFIA Reports Golf and Tennis on the Upswing

Sports such as golf and tennis were the big winners in 2020 as people sought ways to play sports that were socially distanced and outdoors, according to the findings of a Sports & Fitness Industry Association survey of more than 18,000 people in the United States ages 6 and up. While activity levels were up […]

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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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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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USA Volleyball

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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