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Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart, right, drives past Minnesota Lynx forward Jessica Shepard during a WNBA basketball game, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Seattle. The Storm won 97-74. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

WNBA to Consider Abortion Laws in Expansion Talks

Following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, the WNBA will take a state’s abortion laws into consideration when the league decides to expand into new markets, said Commissioner Cathy Engelbert during the league’s All-Star Weekend, although events are unlikely to move as a result of the decision. “We […]

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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. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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Do NBA Fans Need to Be Vaccinated to Go to Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NBA team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. The NBA has mandated that at every arena, regardless of other protocols, fans sitting within 15 […]

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Matt Hogue: Growing a Division I Athletics Program at Coastal Carolina

In the increasing competitive collegiate landscape, it is becoming harder and harder to stand out. But Coastal Carolina University is a prime example of a university that has managed its growth well, fielding a football team that has become a powerhouse out of nowhere in recent years and a formidable basketball program. Its new football […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

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 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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CIAA Basketball Moves to Baltimore: Jacqie McWilliams on New Beginnings

When the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced that it was moving its annual men’s and women’s conference basketball tournament to Baltimore after 13 years in Charlotte, North Carolina, it sent shockwaves through the collegiate landscape. The event, which attracts about 100,000 people with an estimated economic impact of $50 million has become about much more than […]

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National Club Basketball Men’s and Women’s Championships Heading to Erie

The CollClubSports 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championships will be staged in Erie, Pennsylvania, with the men’s championship at Gannon University and the inaugural women’s championship at Mercyhurst University. “The NCBBA and the Erie Sports Commission developed a great relationship after Erie and Gannon University were awarded the 2020 NCBBA-Women’s National Championship. Unfortunately, due […]

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TBT Announces Format, Locations for 2022 Season

Entering its ninth season, The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, has announced its 2022 schedule with games in eight destinations. TBT will continue having a field to 64 teams. Creighton University, University of Dayton, New Mexico University, Wichita State University, and Xavier University have all signed on as regional […]

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G League Showcase Heading Back to Las Vegas

The 2021 NBA G League Winter Showcase will take place in Las Vegas from December 19–22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, spanning four days with more than 30 games across two courts for the league’s in-season scouting opportunity. Games will begin at 11 a.m. PT each day with four games on each court. The […]

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Athletes Unlimited Starting Women’s Basketball League

Athletes Unlimited today announced the launch of a new professional women’s basketball league, set to debut in January 2022. Basketball will be the fourth Athletes Unlimited league, joining a growing community that includes softball, volleyball and lacrosse, each led by world-class pro athletes. The league also announced its first three players: Washington Mystics standout Natasha […]

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