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Forrest Molinari of the United States, front, and Venezuela's Soleymi Caraballo, compete in the women's wrestling freestyle 68kg gold medal match at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile on November 2, 2023. Women's wrestling is on track to become a NCAA championship sport in the winter of 2026. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Women’s Wrestling Moves Toward NCAA Championship Status

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended Divisions I, II and III sponsor legislation to add a national collegiate women’s wrestling championship, with the projected first NCAA championship occurring in winter 2026. Before the committee can make a recommendation to add a championship for an emerging sport, 40 schools must sponsor it at a […]

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NCAA’s Joni Comstock to Retire After 44-Year Career

NCAA Senior Vice President of Championships Joni Comstock has announced her retirement effective March 1, having served in her leadership position since joining the national office in 2006. Before her 17 years as a member of the NCAA executive team, Comstock spent 27 years on campus in a variety of roles, including athletics director, administrator […]

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2025 NCAA Women’s Final Four Logo Unveiled

Highlighting many of the features and colors representative of Tampa Bay and the state of Florida, the 2025 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo has been unveiled. The University of South Florida and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission will serve as co-hosts for the event at Amalie Arena, with the national semifinals on April 4 and […]

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NCAA, On Location Renew Partnership

The NCAA and On Location have renewed a partnership that has lasted more than a decade, extending a multiyear deal as the collegiate athletics governing body’s official ticket and hospitality provider. “The NCAA is thrilled to announce the continuation of our partnership with On Location,” said Chris Termini, NCAA managing director of championship external operations. […]

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From left, Daryl Homer, Brian White, Ryan Tressel, Elissa Hill and Adam Wood. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’23: The Importance of Collegiate Sports

The collegiate sports ecosystem remains a key pipeline for Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Without collegiate programs and the events they generate, that pipeline remains at risk. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee is working to support a robust collegiate sports system and college campuses are working to protect this important landscape and its events. Some […]

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Brian Luckett, senior vice president for external affairs and development at the NJCAA, spoke about what a successful bid includes. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’23: Collegiate Bid Cycles — What to Know and How to Win

College championships are some of the most exciting events with the biggest impacts for athletes on the field of play as well as for destinations hosting the events. The next bid cycles for NCAA and NJCAA championships have started and with that comes a host of questions. Leaders of both bid efforts discussed how their […]

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NCAA Creates Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament

The NCAA has announced the creation of the Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament, a 32-team postseason tournament starting in 2024 which will be owned and funded by the NCAA. The NCAA released branding for the tournament, which highlights orange in alignment with other NCAA women’s basketball branding, including the March Madness logo. The WBIT logo also […]

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Mandy Gill: Marriott’s NCAA Partnership, NIL and State of Sports-Related Travel

Houston and Dallas were recently in the spotlight as hosts for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours. Each of the destinations hosted tens of thousands of visitors from out of town, providing a spotlight for Marriott, which has sponsored the NCAA for seven years through its Marriott Bonvoy program. The sports-related travel market was […]

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NCAA Announces Championship Bid Cycle Timeline

The NCAA has announced that bids will open July 19 for championships that will be awarded for the 2026–2027 through 2029–2030 academic years. The collegiate association will be looking for hosts and sites for 86 of its 90 championships when the bidding cycle opens, covering four academic years. The NCAA has again engaged the services […]

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Players from LSU and Florida State prepare for a point to begin during action at the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in April 2022 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

NCAA Beach Volleyball Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale for the NCAA Beach Volleyball championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with the event starting May 3 at Gulf Place Public Beach. The schedule begins with a opening round play-in dual between two teams before the full 16-team field starts May 5, with the double-elimination tournament last three days with the title […]

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