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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: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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NCAA Expands Field for Women’s Ice Hockey, Beach Volleyball Tournaments

The NCAA beach volleyball and women’s ice hockey brackets will be expanded starting with this season’s championship events. The Division I Council on Wednesday approved the recommendations from the Division I Competition Oversight Committee to increase the beach volleyball tourmament field to 16 teams and women’s ice hockey tournament to 11 teams. Both brackets had […]

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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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NCAA Unveils 2023 Women’s Final Four Logo for Dallas

The 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo has been unveiled highlighting many of the iconic features of the host city, Dallas. Dallas will play host in 2023 to all three NCAA women’s basketball national championships during a 48-hour span at the American Airlines Center in downtown. The NCAA will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary […]

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Expansion of NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams Approved

The field for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament will expand to 68 teams from 64 after a proposal was approved Wednesday by the Division I Council. The approval follows a recommendation from the much-discussed external gender equity review of NCAA championships that examined historical inequities in college basketball after the publicized issues […]

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NCAA to Expand Beach Volleyball, Women’s Hockey Brackets

The NCAA intends to expand the bracket sizes for its National Collegiate Beach Volleyball and Women’s Ice Hockey championships. The move came after a decision by the Division I Competition Oversight Committee that will be forwarded for a formal vote. The move for the Beach Volleyball Committee to double in size — to 16 teams from […]

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Greg Sankey: Expanding the SEC, the College Football Playoff and NCAA Gender Equity

Greg Sankey has been the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference since 2015 and is generally regarded as one of the more powerful people in collegiate athletics, given the SEC’s dominance over college football. But Sankey’s career spans multiple regions and divisions across the NCAA, from working in Central New York as the director of intramural […]

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Second NCAA Gender Equity Report Recommends More Combined Championships

The second part of a report by a law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate gender equity issues issued recommendations that include the potential for a combined championship structure for men and women in multiple sports. “We have seen that combining at least some portion of the men’s and women’s championship for a given […]

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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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Baylor players and coaches celebrate after winning the championship game against Gonzaga in the men's Final Four on April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Baylor won 86-70. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NCAA Review Recommends Men’s, Women’s Final Four at Same Site By 2023

The highly-anticipated gender equity review by Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP of how the NCAA conducts its championship events has included one recommendation that would raise eyebrows among those in the sports travel industry: Combining the Division I Men’s and Women’s Final Fours into one single location by no later than the 2022–2023 season. The […]

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