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NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Championships Awarded to Lawrence Tech

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Lawrence Technological University hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 Women’s Lacrosse National Championships in partnership with the Detroit Sports Commission. Blue Devils Stadium will host the events as the women’s lacrosse championship will get its own host site and break from the men’s lacrosse invitational for […]

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NAIA Extends Sioux City, Iowa, Volleyball Agreement

The NAIA announced that it will be extending its agreement with Sioux City, Iowa, and the Tyson Events Center to remain the host of the NAIA national championship in women’s volleyball through the 2024 season. Sioux City has hosted the volleyball tournament since 2008. It has hosted the NAIA Division II women’s basketball championship in […]

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NFL, NAIA Team Up for Women’s Flag Football League

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics will start women’s flag football as an official sport by 2021 thanks to a two-year partnership between the NAIA, the National Football League and Reigning Champs Experiences. The agreement will give the NAIA the ability to develop league infrastructure and operations for the first women’s flag football competition governed by […]

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Columbus, Georgia, to Host 2021–2023 NAIA Softball Championship

Columbus, Georgia, will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics softball championship from 2021–2023. The event will be staged at the South Commons Sports Complex and Softball Stadium, which served as the host venue for softball at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. The stadium, which also hosted the USA Softball International Cup in July 2019, […]

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NAIA Names 2021 Basketball Opening Round Hosts

Park City, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska, have been announced as the first three hosts for the 2021 NAIA Basketball Tournament, which will have a new format from years past. Each site will host men’s and women’s teams from 2021 through 2024 in the opening rounds. The new format will feature 16 opening round […]

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Grace College Athletics Expands Into Esports

Grace College, a small Christian college located in Indiana with less than 2,000 undergraduate students, will expand its athletics program to include esports with scholarships given to gamers that will join the fledgling program. The Lancers’ plan is to apply for membership in the National Association of College Esports (NACE), which has more than 170 […]

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2020 NAIA Softball Championship Moved to Columbus, Georgia

The NAIA has moved its 2020 softball championship tournament to Columbus, Georgia, after the original host in Springfield, Missouri, had a scheduling conflict. This will be the second time that Columbus has hosted the NAIA softball tournament, having done so in 2013–2014. The city also hosted the NAIA swimming and diving championships from 2016–2019. The […]

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USA Weightlifting hosts a national university championship but is hoping to become an emerging sport in NAIA. Photo: USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting Makes NAIA Push

In weightlifting, it’s a matter of seconds between the time an athlete attempts a lift and the time he or she finishes the move. But several recent efforts by USA Weightlifting to attract new athletes—including a concerted push to become a collegiate sport through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics—are designed for the long haul. […]

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