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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. NFL: No COVID, no worries for draft fans in Las Vegas Posted: Friday, […]

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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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Susan Baughman: Bringing the College Football Playoff Title Game to Indianapolis

Indianapolis has hosted eight NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours and is known as one of the best college sports cities in the country. On Monday, January 10, it will for the first time host the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, becoming the first cold-weather city to host the event and the first city that […]

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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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Los Angeles’ Decade of Opportunity at SoFi Stadium

Even for a city with the history of hosting major sporting events, the upcoming decade for SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be unlike any other that a destination has experienced. What is being called “the decade of opportunity” will see the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams host the annual […]

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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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PlayStation Renews Title Sponsorship of the 2019 Fiesta Bowl

PlayStation has renewed its multiyear agreement with ESPN and will return as the title sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl. The annual event, one of the College Football Playoff New Year’s Six bowl games, will be held on January 1, 2019, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. “PlayStation has been an unbelievable partner over the last two years. […]

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Confetti falls as Alabama wins in overtime against Georgia in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Photo by Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Spreading the Wealth

If the Pac-12 Conference is looking for a good year to make a statement in the College Football Playoff, this is it. The 2019 championship game will be played January 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Pac-12 country, giving the conference an opportunity to change its luck on home […]

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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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