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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: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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New Venue Proposed for Baylor Basketball in Waco

A new $185 million arena for the national powerhouse Baylor University basketball teams and other events will be part of a larger development in downtown Waco, Texas. The Bears men’s basketball team, coming off its first national championship in the spring, is ranked No. 1 early in the 2021–2022 college basketball season. Should approvals from […]

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Expansion of NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams Approved

The field for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament will expand to 68 teams from 64 after a proposal was approved Wednesday by the Division I Council. The approval follows a recommendation from the much-discussed external gender equity review of NCAA championships that examined historical inequities in college basketball after the publicized issues […]

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Proposal to Expand NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Advances

The field for the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament looks set to expand to 68 teams from 64 — just like the men — after a proposal was approved on Thursday afternoon by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Since 2015, the format for the women’s […]

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2021 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Relocates to Las Vegas

The Maui Invitational, the best-known of all college basketball early-season tournaments thanks to its Hawai’i location, will not be held on the island for the second consecutive year. The 2021 event will be held November 22–25 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the tournament organizers announced, because […]

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Report: Jersey Mike’s Gets Naming Rights to Rutgers Arena

The Rutgers Athletic Center, known with great affection throughout the school community as the RAC, may have a new name soon. NJ Advance Media reports that the school is close to a naming-rights deal with Jersey Mike’s Sub that would be worth up to $30 million for the Big Ten Conference school. The RAC has […]

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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA May Hold Future Final Fours in Same City

The NCAA will explore a joint Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball, though the organization said it would not happen until at least 2027. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues released in August. The review was after social media showcased the disparities between […]

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Michigan, Prairie View A&M to Play in Coaches vs. Racism Game

Coaches Vs. Racism, a national non-profit created to end systemic racism in sports, will host the HBCU Roundball Experience in November in Washington, D.C., highlighted by a game between the University of Michigan and Prairie View A&M at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The game will be played November 13 with tickets available starting October […]

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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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