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College Football Playoff to Expand to 12-Team Format

In a summer that has seen dramatic changes on the college sports realignment landscape, the College Football Playoff will get into the expansion business as well with Friday’s announcement that the CFP field will triple to 12 from the traditional four teams — though a date for the expansion to come into effect is not […]

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The College Football Playoff title game will return to Miami's Hard Rock Stadium in 2026, after hosting a pandemic-restricted version in 2021.

CFP Title Games Heading to Atlanta in 2025, Miami in 2026

The sites for the 2025 and 2026 College Football Playoff title games have been announced. The 2026 title game will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the home of the Miami Dolphins. Miami also hosted the 2021 CFP National Championship, which Alabama won against Ohio State in front of a restricted […]

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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)
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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.   NBA: Vaccine Mandate Still in Effect for Travel to Canada Posted: Wednesday, […]

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Los Angeles Begins Preparations to host 2023 College Football Playoff Championship Game

Los Angeles, which will host the Super Bowl in February, has begun preparations for the 2023 College Football Playoff national championship game, which will also be held at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium. SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles are on the clock following the national 2022 championship game won by Georgia over Alabama at Lucas Oil Stadium […]

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College Football Playoff Names Byron Hatch Chief Operating Officer

Byron Hatch has been named the College Football Playoff’s chief operating officer after spending six years as the assistant commissioner of championships for the Southeastern Conference. During Hatch’s time with the SEC he oversaw the SEC football championship game, men’s basketball tournament and softball tournament. In his role, Hatch will be responsible for managing the […]

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Empty stands meant that sometimes all you heard were the sounds of photographers' cameras clicking. Photos: Jason Gewirtz

What it Sounds Like Inside the 2021 Olympics Venues

What if you held an Olympic Games and no one came? That’s not exactly the scenario in Tokyo, but it certainly feels that way. It’s not that people wouldn’t have come, of course. It’s that they weren’t allowed. Foreign spectators were banned months ago while Japanese residents learned weeks before the Games they wouldn’t be […]

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Brett Daniels Joins CFP Senior Leadership Team

Brett Daniels, a veteran of two College Football Playoff host committees and who also has experience with the Final Four and Super Bowl events, will be the CFP’s new senior director of communications and branding. Daniels served as the chief operating officer for the 2018 CFP National Championship Game in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, won […]

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College Football Playoff Announces Hire and Promotion

The College Football Playoff has hired a new director of team operations and has promoted an existing staffer to a new role as director of public events. Danielle Bartelstein will be the director of team operations for the CFP. She joins the staff from Virginia Tech, where she was the senior director of football operations. […]

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Catching Up With Bill Hancock

There are tens of thousands of volunteers at the Olympic Winter Games, doing any number of tasks such as directing people to venues, assisting with security and telling people which buses they need to board. Most work for the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, but each national Olympic committee usually has its own people volunteering in some […]

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