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The 2021 Division I NCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship match at Nationwide Arena featured a sellout crowd watching Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Title IX at 50: Progress Made, But Progress Still Needed

There are phrases in sports, whether on the field or off, that become legendary and shared among players, coaches, officials, parents and fans. And you can make the case that the seven most historic words in sports were signed into law on June 23, 1972: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis […]

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Houston’s NRG Stadium. Photo by Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports

Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Celebrates 25th Anniversary

First organized because of a professional sports team that left the city, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority will spend September celebrating its 25th anniversary with events that highlight the series of stadiums built in part because of what happened in the past. The HCHSA was formed after the Houston Oilers left town to become 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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2023 Men’s Final Four Logo Revealed by NCAA, Local Organizing Committee

Executives from the NCAA and the Houston Local Organizing Committee, along with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the head men’s basketball coaches from four local schools, unveiled the logo for the 2023 Men’s Final Four logo for the event scheduled from March 31–April 3, 2023, at NRG Stadium. The city is hosting the event for […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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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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CONCACAF Keeps it Southern for Gold Cup Destinations

CONCACAF has announced the nine stadiums in six destinations that will host group, quarterfinal and semifinal matches in the 2021 Gold Cup leading to the August 1 final at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. “The announcement of these outstanding venues moves us a step closer to what is sure to be a great Gold Cup […]

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Mima Ito and Hina Hayata of Japan play against Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu of China during their women's doubles final match of the World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2019. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

Houston to Host Table Tennis World Championships in November 2021

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships, the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority has announced that it will host the event November 23–29, 2021, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It will be the first time the United States has hosted the tournament. The rescheduled event will […]

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Sports ETA Announces Annual Award Winners

The Sports Events & Tourism Association has announced the winners of its annual awards, given in categories that include organizations of the year, marketing campaigns and locally created events. The awards are typically announced at the organization’s annual symposium, but were revealed after Sports ETA was forced to cancel this year’s event because of the […]

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TEAMS ’20 Virtual from Houston Will Connect
the Global Sports-Event Industry

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the TEAMS ’20 Conference & Expo—the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers—will be an all-digital “Virtual from Houston” experience that connects event organizers, destinations and sports-industry thought leaders from across the United States and around the globe. Participants in the immersive online experience from October 19–22 will include the […]

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