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Tennessee Titans celebrate second round draft pick A J Brown, with Eddie George at the NFL Draft on April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Wagner)

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NFL Learned Virtual Can Be Future of League in 2020

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. How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA Teams Will Have Fans This Season? Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry […]

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University of Florida Unveils New Baseball Stadium

The University of Florida has debuted its new baseball stadium, which replaces McKethan Stadium that the Gators had called home since 1949. The Populous-designed Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field is a $65 million project that will serve as home to the team that started the season ranked No. 1 in most national polls. […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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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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Globe Life Field to Host 2021 College Baseball Showdown

Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, will host six of the top 10 college baseball programs in the country at the 2021 State Farm College Baseball Showdown starting February 19 with fans to be allowed at the games. The tournament will last February 19–21 with TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Mississippi and Mississippi State participating. […]

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Little League International Promotes Nina Johnson-Pitt, Dan Velte

Little League International has made two executive promotions focused on supporting local programs, elevating Dan Velte to Senior Operations Executive and Nina Johnson-Pitt to Senior Strategy Executive. The moves were made as part of November’s plan by the board of directors to strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International with a new operational and […]

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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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Major League Baseball Continues Overhaul of Minor League System

Eight baseball teams will become part of the Pioneer League, which has been designated as the fourth “Partner League” of Major League Baseball. Some of the teams, which previously had major-league affiliations, now will become part of an independent league for free agents and unsigned professionals looking to be added to a MLB team’s farm […]

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Yankees vs. White Sox Set as 2021 MLB at Field of Dreams Game

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play in the Major League Baseball Field of Dreams Presented by GEICO game scheduled for August 12, 2021, in Dyersville, Iowa, where the iconic cornfield stadium from the famous movie is built. It would be the first Major League game held in the state of Iowa. […]

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Brave New World Series

I love sports, I enjoy travel and I enjoy traveling for sports. While I and other inveterate sports travelers endure this pandemic, I have been looking forward to a day when sports-related travel would again dot my calendar. However, in a serendipitous and mountain-coming-to-Muhammad moment, sports-related travel came to me. The announcement by Major League […]

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