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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.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Financial Reports Show Pandemic’s Impact on Power Five Posted: Friday, […]

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Mike Nealy Steps Down as Fiesta Bowl Executive Director

Mike Nealy is stepping down as executive director of the Fiesta Bowl after eight years in charge of the organization with Jim Hatfield stepping in as interim executive director. The Fiesta Bowl has remained one of the biggest in the bowl postseason. The organization credited Nealy in a statement for growing community involvement around the […]

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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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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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So, What Happens to College Football’s Bowl Season?

Last year’s college football season was historic — the 150th anniversary of the sport became a season-long celebration culminating with one of the modern era’s most dominant teams ever, LSU, crushing Clemson to win the College Football Playoff championship game. This year’s season will be perhaps even more historic … and not for celebratory reasons. […]

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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

Letter From Scottsdale: Big Games and Big Investment

When Clemson beat Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, which served as a semifinal for the College Football Playoff, it paved the way for the university’s fourth national title appearance in the past five seasons. That kind of excellence has rarely been seen in college football, which is finishing its historic 150th season. But […]

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