San Diego Credit Union Holiday Bowl – UCLA v NC State
The field is painted and prepared for the Holiday Bowl at PETCO Park on December 27, 2021 in San Diego, California. The 2021 game was cancelled because of COVID; this year's game between Oregon and North Carolina will be played December 28. (Photo Provided by Holiday Bowl by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

For MLB Teams, Bowl Season is Chance to Show Off Venues

The Holiday Bowl was in a bind. Known as one of the most entertaining games of bowl season, it was looking for a new home, knowing the demolition of Qualcomm Stadium had been scheduled. So over coffee in 2018, organizers of the bowl game and one of the city’s professional franchises started talking. And next […]

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Alabama is one of eight college football teams that will offer VIP experiences for fans thanks to a new partnership between Choice Hotels and Learfield.

Choice Hotels and Learfield Team Up For College Football Experiences

Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Learfield are teaming up this college football season to kick off a new perk for Choice Privileges loyalty members called Choice Privileges Experiences. Members can use rewards points to book exclusive college football-focused experiences at eight universities, ranging from a private stadium tour and sideline passes to autograph sessions and […]

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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. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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Kendall Lane, United First Officer and Former Southern Illinois University Football player, could pilot one of the 120 new flights this fall.

United Airlines Adds 120 Flights to Fall Schedule for College Football Fans

Fans hoping to see their favorite college football team on the road this coming season now have a new teammate in United Airlines. The airline is adding 120 new flights to its schedule this fall, revolving around some of the biggest games of the season. New connections will be available for more than 45 games […]

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Army-Navy Game Heading to Five Cities from 2023 Through 2027

The Army-Navy football game will be played in five different cities over the next five years, it was announced Wednesday by Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk and Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie. The 2023 game will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, before heading to Landover, Maryland, in 2024. […]

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UCF Football Venue to Become FBC Mortgage Stadium

The home for UCF football, known as The Bounce House since its opening, has a new official name. The UCF Athletic Association and FBC Mortgage, LLC, have combined on a naming rights agreement for the Knights’ home football stadium that takes effect beginning this season and will brand the venue as FBC Mortgage Stadium. The […]

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Alabama fans cheer before a game against LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa. The SEC is set to get two new teams when Oklahoma and Texas join the mix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Why College Conference Realignment
Reshapes the Sports Tourism Landscape

College sports is amid revolutionary change that may not be surpassed in its long and sometimes controversial history. The ability of athletes — sorry, student-athletes — to earn money off name, image and likeness has turned the traditional college sponsorship model upside down. The NCAA recently adopted a new constitution that may see further changes […]

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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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