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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)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
First PGA Tour With Spectators Canceled

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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University of Pittsburgh Announces Venues Project

New facilities to replace outdated venues are key parts of what the University of Pittsburgh is touting for its Victory Heights Initiative, a series of athletic projects that would bring new places to train and compete for several Panthers’ athletic squads. The project is centered around several of Pittsburgh’s Olympic sports programs. There would be Continue Reading

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Wrestling star Jordan Burroughs speaks during the 2019 Team USA Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 19, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

USOPC Celebrates 2019, Turns to 2020 Preparations

The designation was one letter, but its meaning continued to resonate throughout the 2019 Team USA Awards held recently in Burbank, California. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s name change to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, made over the summer, continues to be recognized by all the athletes and dignitaries who were on hand. “It’s incredible, Continue Reading

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Cedar Point Sports Center a Game-Changer

Chances are when someone mentions Sandusky, Ohio, the images that come to mind include roller coasters—the city is home to Cedar Point, an amusement park that bills itself as the “roller coaster capital of the world” and that will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020. But with the opening this winter of the new 145,000-square-foot Continue Reading

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Arizona State Arena Gets New Naming Sponsor

The home of Arizona State basketball and other sports will have a new name as the Wells Fargo Arena becomes the Desert Financial Arena for the next five years. The agreement sees the university getting paid $1.5 million per year from Desert Financial Credit Union, which has been in the Phoenix area since 1939. The Continue Reading

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Penn State to Host Olympic Wrestling Trials

The U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team Trials will be hosted by Penn State University at the Bryce Jordan Center on the first weekend in April 2020. The trials will be held April 4–5, and the champions from 18 different weight classes will be eligible for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The first day of Continue Reading

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Women’s Wrestling, Acrobatics and Tumbling Gain NCAA Momentum

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended that acrobatics and tumbling, and wrestling, be added to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program in all divisions. If the recommendation is adopted, the sports would join the program August 1, 2020. The emerging sports program is an NCAA pipeline that supports the advancement of women’s Continue Reading

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Wichita Selected to Host 2020–2021 NAIA Wrestling Championships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Wichita, Kansas, to host the 2020 and 2021 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships. The event, which has been held the past two years in Des Moines, Iowa, will be staged at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. “The NAIA is excited that Visit Wichita will host our men’s Continue Reading

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