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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. Tuesday, March 30 COLLEGE SPORTS: No Matter the Controversy, Mark Emmert is Staying as […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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A rendering of what the renovated Reser Stadium will look like once finished. Rendering via Oregon State University athletics.

Oregon State Plans $153 Million Reser Stadium Renovation

Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium will undergo a renovation as part of a $153 million project approved by the school’s Board of Trustees as part of an overhaul of the Beavers’ football facility. An anonymous donor has made a $50 million lead gift toward the renovations of the venue in Corvallis, which will include a […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Has Helped College Stadiums

As the world navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic, collegiate athletics programs are taking proactive measures to lower the number of game-day challenges, and are preparing to come out the other side of the pandemic with momentum. Guest services personnel are getting bombarded with new questions and requests, making it hard to keep up with the […]

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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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Army vs. Air Force Football Moving to Texas’ Globe Life Field

The Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic annual college football game between the Air Force Academy and the Army will be moved to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the first time that the home of the Texas Rangers will host a football event. The two-year agreement begins on November 6, […]

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A limited number of fans, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half a college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

How Many Fans Will Be At College Football Games This Year?

Playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be tough when not in a bubble environment. It may be even more so for college football given the amount of traditional game-day experiences such as tailgating and team walks into the stadium. But the coronavirus has disrupted things significantly. While some schools are planning on […]

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Clemson's victory in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl sent the team to its fourth national title game in five years. Photo by Jason Gewirtz/SportsTravel

Bowl Season Prepared for Anything

It has already been a rollercoaster fall for any organization that puts together a college football bowl game, or a destination that hosts one. In the summer and early fall, there was fear that the fall season would be severely downsized due to the coronavirus pandemic and it would lead to many bowl games not […]

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BBVA Sponsoring Auburn vs. Alabama Iron Bowl Matchup

The annual Iron Bowl matchup between Auburn and Alabama, one of the fiercest rivalries in sports let alone college football, will have a naming rights sponsor this year.  BBVA will sponsor the game and community initiatives tied to the November 28 matchup. BBVA USA, whose headquarters are in Birmingham, Alabama, will use a Virtual Iron […]

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Gasparilla Bowl Gets New Title Sponsor

The Gasparilla Bowl will have a new title sponsor in Union Home Mortage for the ESPN-backed bowl in Tampa, Florida, at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl will be played this year at Raymond James Stadium as part of a multi-year title sponsorship. This year’s game will be […]

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