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Allegiant named Official Airline of the Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference has announced a multi-year partnership with Allegiant Airlines,making it the league’s official airline partner in the Pac-12’s debut year at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. The multi-year partnership establishes Allegiant as the official airline partner of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on December 3 as well […]

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No Room For Racism Classic Scheduled for Rock Hill Sports Center

Rock Hill Sports & Event Center will host the inaugural No Room for Racism Classic, featuring four college basketball games highlighted by a nationally televised game between the University of South Carolina and Florida State University on December 12. The event starts December 10 and will also feature teams from High Point University, South Carolina […]

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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. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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Baylor players and coaches celebrate after winning the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four on April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NCAA Review Recommends Men’s, Women’s Final Four at Same Site By 2023

The highly-anticipated gender equity review by Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP of how the NCAA conducts its championship events has included one recommendation that would raise eyebrows among those in the sports travel industry: Combining the Division I Men’s and Women’s Final Fours into one single location by no later than the 2022–2023 season. The […]

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Eight-Team Field Set for Annual Sunshine Slam in Daytona Beach

The Sunshine Slam college basketball tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, which was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, returns on November 20–21 with an eight-team field highlighted by the Pac-12’s Utah Utes and ACC’s Boston College Eagles. The field is rounded out by Rhode Island, Tulsa, Air Force, Holy Cross, Bryant and Bethune-Cookman. Each team […]

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Big West Basketball Championships Moving To Dollar Loan Center

The Big West Conference has announced a multi-year agreement to bring the men’s and women’s basketball conference tournaments to the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada, beginning in March 2022. “The Big West stands for innovation and opportunity and the Dollar Loan Center provides a tremendous, state-of-the-art venue to showcase the Big West, its member […]

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Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Event in Charlotte

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its inaugural Hall of Fame Shootout scheduled for December 17, 2021, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, with eight teams participating in a quadrupleheader. The Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout is the newest in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues […]

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Southern Conference Basketball Tournament Remains in Asheville Through 2026

The Southern Conference will continue to have its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in Asheville, North Carolina, through 2026, extending a longtime stay in the destination. The league worked with the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Buncombe County and the city of Asheville. First held in 1921, the SoCon men’s tournament is […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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Ohio celebrates after defeating Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament championship game on March 13, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Conference Basketball Tournaments Extend Host City Partnerships

With the conference basketball tournaments over and the NCAA tournaments ready to begin this weekend, it is also time for those conferences to begin the forward planning for future conference championships. And three conferences over the weekend extended their partnerships with local destinations. The Big Sky Conference will keep its men’s and women’s events at […]

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