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Fans cheer during the second half of an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Orchard Park, New York, on September 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
Bills Making Full Vaccination Mandatory for Fans at Highmark Stadium

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. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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A limited number of fans, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half a college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

How Many Fans Will Be At College Football Games This Year?

Playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be tough when not in a bubble environment. It may be even more so for college football given the amount of traditional game-day experiences such as tailgating and team walks into the stadium. But the coronavirus has disrupted things significantly. While some schools are planning on […]

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SEC Football and Basketball Headed to ESPN/ABC

The Southeastern Conference will move its signature events in football and men’s basketball from CBS to ESPN/ABC starting in 2024–2025. The 10-year deal is reportedly worth nearly $300 million per year and will include up to 15 premier football games and the SEC Championship as well as eight top basketball matchups across ABC and ESPN. […]

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In college towns across the country, the potential loss of football games will have a significant economic impact. Photo: Tony Ding/AP Images

College Football Towns Prepare to Call an Audible

(Editor’s note: Since this story was published on July 24, the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences have postponed fall sports, including college football.) Before you celebrate a touchdown with your friends and go crazy high-fiving strangers who feel like friends in that moment, you start with the tailgate party hours before kickoff with snacks, all […]

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New Orleans to Host 2021 SEC Gymnastics Championships

After having a record crowd on hand to watch hometown LSU capture the title in 2019, the Southeastern Conference has already decided to return to New Orleans for the SEC Gymnastics Championships in 2021. The league announced that the meet will be held again at the Smoothie King Center in Louisiana. It will be the […]

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