Cold and snowy elements could be a factor at Super Bowl XLVIII
The Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013. in cold and snowy elements. Fans in Philadelphia will not have to brave the elements this year because they will not be allowed at games, say local health officials. Photo courtesy of Howard Smith/USA Today Sports

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Eagles, Phillies Will Not Allow Fans

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. Tuesday, July 14 NFL: Eagles, Phillies Will Not Have Fans at Games The Philadelphia Eagles and other pro teams in the city will likely not Continue Reading

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Huntsville, Alabama, to Host 2021 NCAA Regional Cross Country Event

The Huntsville Sports Commission will host the 2021 NCAA Division I South Regional Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship at the new John Hunt Cross Country Running Park in Alabama on November 12, 2021. The University of North Alabama will act as the host school for the event and the city of Huntsville Parks & Continue Reading

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NCAA Bans Mississippi from Hosting All Championship Rounds

The NCAA Board of Governors has expanded the association’s Confederate flag policy and will no longer allow schools in Mississippi to host any round of a championship event on campus, even if their tournament seeding or ranking otherwise entitled them to host. The previous policy only prevented the NCAA from awarding a rotating championship to Continue Reading

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College World Series – June 26, 2019
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College World Series Seeks Virtual Waves

This week would have marked the 2020 NCAA Men’s College World Series, a tournament that for years has attracted a large number of visitors to Omaha, Nebraska, the event’s longtime host. But with the NCAA canceling its spring championships, Omaha, like other cities, was left without one of its signature events. Looking ahead to next Continue Reading

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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the Continue Reading

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UCLA Athletic Director Becomes U.S. University Federation President

UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero, who will retire at the school effective June 30, will start his new job the day after as the next president of the United States International University Sports Federation. Guerrero will serve a four-year term as president. He has been part of the federation since 2015 and formerly was the Continue Reading

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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has cautioned that the organization may be facing significant budget cuts ahead. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

USOPC Adjusts to Financial Forecasts

The Olympic Summer Games’ postponement to 2021 in Tokyo set a series of ripples throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee that the organization is adapting to on a daily basis. “The timing implications of the postponement are significant,” USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland said during the latest Sports Business Journal/CAA World Congress virtual event. “We Continue Reading

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Las Vegas has hosted numerous collegiate events, including the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Championship. But this bid cycle will be the first time it can bid in NCAA championships and the city is expected to be in the mix for events. Photo: John Locher/AP Images

NCAA to Announce Championship Hosts in October

The NCAA still plans to announce the hosts for more than 500 championship events in October, with sport committees sifting through the more than 3,000 applications received before this past February’s deadline. The tentative date to release the names of the hosts is the week of October 12, said Russ Yurk, president of 129 Sports, Continue Reading

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Women’s Final Four – April 8, 2019

Four Cities Named as Potential 2025, 2026 Women’s Final Four Hosts

Four cities have been named finalists to host the 2025 or 2026 NCAA Women’s Final Four, including two cities that have hosted before and two that have not. The two championships will be staged in either Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena); Phoenix (Talking Stick Resort Arena); Portland, Oregon (Moda Center); or Tampa, Florida (Amalie Arena). “The Continue Reading

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