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Fans cheer in the stands after a Florida touchdown during the first half of a college football game against Vanderbilt on October 9, 2021, in Gainesville, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
How Is It Possible to Have No Outbreaks at College Football or NFL Games Despite Huge Crowds?

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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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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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant reacts and fans applaud after his basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA playoff series June 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NBA Arena COVID Protocols That Fans
Can Expect for the 2021–2022 Season

More than a dozen NBA teams plan to mandate either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for fans when they go to games this season. Below is the full rundown on each team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID […]

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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. OLYMPICS: Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing Organizers Posted: Thursday, September 30 The organizers […]

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Clippers Unveil Plans for Intuit Dome

The Los Angeles Clippers and Intuit Inc. have entered a 23-year strategic partnership giving Intuit exclusive naming rights partner of the Intuit Dome, the future home of the Clippers that broke ground on Friday morning and is scheduled to open in Inglewood, California, for the 2024–2025 NBA season. Intuit Dome will feature “The Wall,” 51 […]

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2021–2022 NBA G League Season Includes Innovative Format

The NBA G League 2021–2022 season will include a 14-game tournament called the Showcase Cup starting November 5 before the 36-game regular season starts on December 27, allowing each team to play a minimum of 50 games. The Showcase Cup will include 30 teams separated into four regional pods, where they will play 12 games […]

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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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United States' A'Ja Wilson, center, grabs a rebound between Nigeria's Adaora Elonu, left, and Atonye Nyingifa during women's basketball preliminary round play at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

At the 2021 Olympic Games, Women Rule

If you asked 100 people interested in this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo which athlete they want to see the most, it’s a safe bet the first name mentioned would be Simone Biles. Several may say Katie Ledecky. Others would say Allyson Felix, A’ja Wilson or Alex Morgan. As the 50th anniversary of Title […]

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Fans going to the Footprint Center for Phoenix Suns and Mercury games will have food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable solutions as well as educational points about the positive impact of making a switch from single-use plastics in their everyday lives.

Home of Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury Rebranded as Footprint Center

The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have announced a long-term partnership with Footprint, a material science company, that includes naming rights and product integration within the team’s downtown Phoenix arena. The Footprint Center will host fans for Suns and Mercury games with food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable and recyclable products. The venue will also […]

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United States coach Gregg Popovich speaks with Bradley Beal during an exhibition game against Australia on July 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bradley Beal Out of 2021 Olympics; U.S. vs. Australia Game Postponed

USA Basketball will have to replace one person on its men’s basketball team after announcing that guard Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards will not play in the Olympic Summer Games, one day after entering health and safety protocols. Beal scored 17 points in the U.S. team’s 108-80 win over Argentina in an exhibition game […]

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