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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has sent a letter to prospective future Olympians that vaccination will be mandatory. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

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USOPC to Mandate Vaccination for Olympic Athletes

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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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. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City Expanding

The Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is getting a little bit more time in the destination. The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved expanding the WCWS to a nine-day event, beginning with the 2022 championship. The change eliminates doubleheaders for teams who lose on the first day of the […]

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Cal Athletics, FTX Unveil 10-Year Football Field Naming Rights Relationship

Cal Athletics has announced the first collegiate cryptocurrency naming rights sponsorship in which its football field will be known as FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium in a $17.5 million deal that will be paid in full in cryptocurrency. In addition to field-naming rights, the relationship will feature on-field branding and branding on athletics press […]

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2021 ITA National Fall Championships Headed to California

The 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships will be hosted by the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego during the first weekend of November. The event features 64 singles players and 64 doubles teams. The draw will be comprised of 32 men and 32 women in singles and 32 men and 32 women in […]

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Fort Scott running back Jasmin Hopkins, right, rushes past Blinn's Duke Bohall during the first half of the NJCAA national championship football game in Pittsburg, Kansas, in 2009. (AP Photo/Mike Gullett)

NJCAA Football Creates Divisions and Playoff System

The NJCAA has announced changes to the structure of football that will create increased opportunities for the sport to flourish at the two-year level including the creation of Division I and  Division III, implementation of a Division I national championship playoff system, addition of a Division III national championship and separate division rankings. Currently, NJCAA […]

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Field Set for 2022 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston

The Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston has announced its 2022 tournament field with six teams playing a nine-game tournament starting March 4, 2022, with two of the teams coming off appearances in the 2021 College World Series. Along with CWS participants Tennessee and Texas will be Baylor, LSU, […]

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Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Event in Charlotte

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its inaugural Hall of Fame Shootout scheduled for December 17, 2021, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, with eight teams participating in a quadrupleheader. The Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout is the newest in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues […]

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Greater Lansing to host NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority will be the focal point of the women’s college golf world as it hosts the NCAA Division III National Championships. The event will bring 25 schools with 131 student-athletes from across the country to Forest Akers West Golf Course from May 11–14 at East Lansing’s Michigan State University. Olivet College […]

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