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Company Brings New Ticket and Souvenir Options to Event Organizers

While the age of contactless ticketing for entry to an event, amateur to professional, is needed now for obvious reasons, there is still something romantic about having a ticket to keep as a souvenir and hang on a wall or protect in a frame on your desk. A physical keepsake serves as a constant reminder […]

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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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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 Opens Bonus Bidding Opportunities for Destinations

Destinations will be able to bid on NCAA championship events that have never before been open for bidding. For the first time this winter, the NCAA will have predetermined hosts for the preliminary rounds in the Division II men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Bidding is open at ncaa.org/bids and destinations have until January 25 to […]

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Georgetown celebrates after winning the NCAA college soccer championship against Virginia in Cary, North Carolina, on December 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

NCAA Bid-Cycle Hosts Coming October 14

It may not have the drama of Selection Sunday, but Selection Wednesday is coming on October 14 as the NCAA will release future hosts for 86 championship events, including hundreds of regional competitions, for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 seasons. The announcement will be posted on the NCAA’s home page at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time […]

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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, […]

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NCAA Releases Key Dates for 2022–2026 Bid Cycle

The NCAA has announced key bid dates for its upcoming bid cycle that will determine hosts for hundreds of championships from 2022–2026. During the upcoming bid process, the NCAA will be seeking hosts for 86 of its 90 championships over each of the four academic years from 2022–2033 through 2025–2026. Those championships will be administered […]

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