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North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles (11) smiles after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the FCS championship game against James Madison on January 20, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)

FCS Playoff Predetermined Sites Announced

The NCAA Division I Football Championship committee has revealed the 14 predetermined preliminary round sites for this year’s Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The designation of predetermined sites will have no bearing on the teams selected to participate in the playoff field. Due to the health and safety protocols surrounding the pandemic, it was […]

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North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles (11) smiles after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the FCS championship game against James Madison on January 20, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)

NCAA Opens Spring Bidding for Lacrosse, Tennis and FCS Football

The NCAA has opened up for bidding additional spring championship events that were rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including preliminary rounds for the 2021 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Division I Football Oversight Committee will identify up to 16 potential hosts and then select eight first-round hosts from those preapproved sites. The quarterfinal and […]

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Florida State celebrates their victory over North Carolina in the NCAA women's soccer championship game in Cary, North Carolina, on December 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

NCAA Division I Men’s, Women’s Soccer Championships Heading to Cary, North Carolina

The Division I Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships will have both of its tournaments in the Cary, North Carolina, area this spring after the fall season was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will bring 48 women’s teams and 36 men’s teams to the region and allows the tournaments to be held with minimal […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. (Photo: Visit Indy)

NCAA to Allow Limited Attendance at Basketball Tournaments

The NCAA has determined it will allow up to 25 percent attendance capacity at the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament across Indiana, with plans in place for physical distancing of those fans. The Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be staged in and around San Antonio, will allow up to 17 percent from the Sweet […]

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Ferris State's Peter Firlik drives against Northern State's Ian Smith during the first half of the NCAA Division II men's college basketball championship game on March 24, 2018, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (AP Photo/Dave Eggen)

NCAA Awards Division II Championship Events to New Destinations

The NCAA has announced the predetermined hosts for its Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments as well as the new host for the Division II wrestling championships. The Division II basketball tournaments traditionally have had their regional weekends at the site of the highest seed but due to the health and safety protocols surrounding […]

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Erie to Host Entire NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship

Following similar decisions in basketball, the NCAA has announced that it will stage all rounds of the 2021 Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship in Erie, Pennsylvania, which had been scheduled to host the Frozen Four. Host institution Mercyhurst University, the Erie Sports Commission and Erie Insurance Arena will work in conjunction to host the eight […]

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Russ Yurk Named Sports ETA Special Projects Coordinator

Russ Yurk, a sports industry professional with nearly three decades of experience with the NCAA and a wide range of sports events, has been named special projects coordinator for Sports ETA to oversee events rights holder relationships on behalf of the organization in an effort to increase those relationships with the Sports ETA membership. Yurk […]

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A conscious effort by city leaders in Indianapolis to create a concentration of sports venues and hotels in downtown has paid off with large events over the years. (Photo: Visit Indy)

How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Basketball Tournament

The NCAA started calling in the fall. In an effort to cut down on team travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, would Indianapolis — which was set to host the 2021 Final Four — be interested or willing to host the entire Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament? The answer, of course, was yes. But the delay […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. But the city of Indianapolis is negotiation to host the entire tournament. (Photo: Visit Indy)

Cities Adjust as NCAA Calls
For Bubble-Like Basketball Tournament

The news that the NCAA will attempt to host its Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in one city was a tough blow for the 13 destinations that were looking to host opening and regional rounds. But as top collegiate officials continue their negotiations with Indianapolis to potentially host all rounds in a “controlled” bubble-like environment, […]

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NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championships Head West

The NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championships will head west for the first time in 2025 and 2026 as the Orange County Sports Commission was awarded the rights to host the events in Huntington Beach, California. From its inception in 2016, the event has been staged in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The California city received the event as […]

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