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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. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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The National Invitation Tournament semifinals and finals will move from New York City to Las Vegas in 2023, and then head to Indianapolis in 2024.

NIT Moves to Las Vegas in 2023, Indianapolis in 2024

The National Invitation Tournament has selected Las Vegas to host the 2023 NIT semifinals and championship and Indianapolis to host the 2024 event. Since its inception in 1938, the NIT semifinals and finals have been played in New York City’s Madison Square Garden except for 2021, which was moved to Texas due to COVID restrictions. […]

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Big Ten Keeps Football Title Game in Indianapolis, Bringing Basketball Tournaments to Minneapolis

The Big Ten Conference will keep its football championshig pame at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis through 2024 while also announcing that its 2023 women’s basketball tournament, plus the 2024 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, will be heading to the Target Center in Minneapolis, which recently hosted the Women’s Final Four. “We are thrilled to […]

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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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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. (Photo: Visit Indy)

NCAA to Allow Limited Attendance at Basketball Tournaments

The NCAA has determined it will allow up to 25 percent attendance capacity at the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament across Indiana, with plans in place for physical distancing of those fans. The Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be staged in and around San Antonio, will allow up to 17 percent from the Sweet […]

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A conscious effort by city leaders in Indianapolis to create a concentration of sports venues and hotels in downtown has paid off with large events over the years. (Photo: Visit Indy)

How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Basketball Tournament

The NCAA started calling in the fall. In an effort to cut down on team travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, would Indianapolis — which was set to host the 2021 Final Four — be interested or willing to host the entire Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament? The answer, of course, was yes. But the delay […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. But the city of Indianapolis is negotiation to host the entire tournament. (Photo: Visit Indy)

Cities Adjust as NCAA Calls
For Bubble-Like Basketball Tournament

The news that the NCAA will attempt to host its Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in one city was a tough blow for the 13 destinations that were looking to host opening and regional rounds. But as top collegiate officials continue their negotiations with Indianapolis to potentially host all rounds in a “controlled” bubble-like environment, […]

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Indianapolis Prepares for 2022 CFP Championship

Indianapolis is two years out from hosting the College Football Playoff national championship game, but organizers in the city are preparing for the event, announcing a slate of officers and board members for the host committee and unveiling a logo for the committee itself. The 2022 event will mark the first time the game is […]

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Cincinnati Out, Indianapolis In as NCAA Tournament 2022 Host

The NCAA has taken away NCAA Tournament first- and second-round hosting duties in 2022 from Cincinnati, Ohio, and reassigned those rights to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The decision was made after arena upgrades for what was to be Cincinnati’s host site, the Heritage Bank Center, fell behind schedule and it appeared that they […]

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International Water Polo Coming to Indianapolis

Indianapolis will host the 2020 FINA Men’s & Women’s International Tournament, a water polo event announced by USA Water Polo and the Indiana Sports Corp. The IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI will host the tournament April 28–May 3. “We are excited to collaborate with FINA and Indiana Sports Corp to bring some of […]

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