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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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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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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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Greg Sankey: Expanding the SEC, the College Football Playoff and NCAA Gender Equity

Greg Sankey has been the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference since 2015 and is generally regarded as one of the more powerful people in collegiate athletics, given the SEC’s dominance over college football. But Sankey’s career spans multiple regions and divisions across the NCAA, from working in Central New York as the director of intramural […]

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Bowl Season Partnering With Elevate on Marketing and Revenue Generation Strategy

Bowl Season will partner with Elevate Sports Ventures to support revenue generation strategy for the nation’s collective coalition of 44 bowl games played in the traditional college football postseason. The 44 postseason college football games that comprise Bowl Season have the potential to host over 1 million fans. Using trends from ticketing and attendance data […]

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Memphis’ Liberty Bowl on Verge of Renaming

The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis will soon be called the Simmons Bank Memorial Stadium, city leaders announced Friday. The 58,325-seat venue is in the final stages of having its naming rights sold to the financial institution that is based in Arkansas. The Liberty Bowl is in the heart of Midtown and includes 40 […]

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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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Durham Sports Commission to Host 2021–2022 NAIA Football National Championships

The 2021 and 2022 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics football national championship games will be held in Durham, North Carolina, for the first time. The NAIA Senior Football Classic will also be part of the week’s events that will be hosted by the Durham Sports Commission. The game will be played at Willie Bradshaw Field […]

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Fiesta Bowl, Caesars Entertainment Create Exclusive Sports Betting and Fantasy Gaming Partnership

The Fiesta Bowl Organization has joined forces with Caesars Entertainment, Inc., in a first-of-its-kind sports betting and fantasy gaming partnership for a college football bowl game that will also focus on fan engagement, the organization’s year-round events and expanding sports gaming and education in Arizona. With new legislation permitting legal sports betting in Arizona, Caesars’s […]

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