MarchMadness

Proposal to Expand NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Advances

The field for the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament looks set to expand to 68 teams from 64 — just like the men — after a proposal was approved on Thursday afternoon by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Since 2015, the format for the women’s […]

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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA May Hold Future Final Fours in Same City

The NCAA will explore a joint Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball, though the organization said it would not happen until at least 2027. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues released in August. The review was after social media showcased the disparities between […]

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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. OLYMPICS: Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing Organizers Posted: Thursday, September 30 The organizers […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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Jenny Carnes and Lynn Holzman: How the NCAA Will Host the Women’s Basketball Tournament in San Antonio

Women’s basketball is one of the biggest growth markets in the sports event industry. The NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament has been one of the best showcases for women’s sports each year and this March’s event will be no different. Held in a controlled environment in San Antonio, the tournament — in addition to […]

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Dan Gavitt: Planning the NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of the biggest events on the sports calendar each year. But last March, as college basketball conferences were about to start their postseason tournaments, the coronavirus began to sweep throughout the United States and forced the cancellation of the 2020 event. This year the tournament will […]

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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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NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Going to Two Regional Sites

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will underdog a revamp in its format starting in 2023, with regional sites cut to two from four host cities as the bid process begins at the end of August. The change was approved at the recent meeting of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee in Indianapolis. Instead of four […]

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