NCAA Football: CFP National Championship Game-Alabama vs Georgia
Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of the confetti falling as Alabama Crimson Tide wins the game in overtime against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
CFP Considers Expanding
To 12 Teams, No Automatic Bids

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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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. Friday, May 21 Olympics: IOC Organizers Continue Olympic Planning in Face of Intense […]

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Jon Rahm, lower right, walks down with 13th fairway with his caddy, Adam Hayes, on the South Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on January 31, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Farmers Insurance Open Organizers Give Inside Look at Tournament Preparations

The differences in planning and producing a PGA Tour event, especially in a state with stringent restrictions on fans and on-hand employees, was laid bare during a recent webinar featuring those involved with the recent Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Nick Schling, director of operations for the Farmers Insurance […]

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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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Medinah Country Club Named 2026 Presidents Cup Host

The famous Medinah Country Club, whose No. 3 course is one of the most famous in the United States, will host the 2026 Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour has announced. The venue, located outside of Chicago, will be the fifth different course in the United States to host a Presidents Cup event. The PGA Tour […]

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The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard is held annually at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida. (Photo via Greater Orlando Sports Commission)

PGA Tour Going Big With 2020-2021 Season

The PGA Tour, which had its 2019–2020 season disrupted like every other sports organizer by the COVID-19 pandemic with 14 cancellations, will have a 50-tournament schedule for the 2020–2021 season. The season will end with the FedEx Cup championship on its traditional Labor Day weekend dates in 2021. The 50 tournaments on the schedule is […]

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Jon Rahm of Spain won the recent Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, one of many events the PGA Tour has managed to execute since June. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Case Study: How the PGA Tour’s Aggressive COVID-19 Testing Has Kept Events Going

If you were to draw up a sport suited for social distancing, it would be hard to craft something better than golf. Nonetheless, the efforts being taken by the PGA Tour to protect its players, caddies and essential event staff at its events, which have been taking place since mid-June, are extraordinary. “We have the […]

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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On Assignment: Four Days of Golf, A Year in the Making

When fans enter the gates at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, they can gawk at the elevation changes and some of the most historic holes in championship golf. They can enjoy activations and different sponsorship stands at almost every fairway. And if they think because the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational is a four-day affair that […]

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Reno-Tahoe PGA Tour Event Changes Location

The PGA Tour’s regular stop in the Reno-Tahoe area will be hosted at a new club that is on the California side of the state line in the region. The Barracuda Championship will be hosted at the Old Greenwood Golf Course at Tahoe Mountain in Truckee, California. The course is a Jack Nicklaus design that […]

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