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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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NAIA Beach Volleyball Heading to Florida in 2022 and 2023

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Visit Panama City Beach in Panama City, Florida, hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational. Beginning in April 2022, NAIA beach volleyball will crown its champion at Russell Fields City Pier Courts. There are 11 regulation beach volleyball courts located on the […]

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USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Set for Orlando

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will host the USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Girls Qualifier from 2002–2025. The 2022 edition is scheduled for April 1–3. The Sunshine Classic is one of 12 qualifiers for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. The 2022 national championship will be June 23–July 4 in Indianapolis with […]

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Bally’s Corporation Acquires AVP Pro Volleyball Tour

Bally’s Corporation has acquired the Association of Volleyball Professionals, the professional beach volleyball organization and host of the longest-running domestic beach volleyball tour in the United States. Under the terms of the transaction, Bally’s acquired all of AVP’s assets with plans to leverage AVP’s distribution channels, as well as the Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks, […]

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Wisconsin Center Hosts First Post-Pandemic Sports Events

A year after closing its doors at the start of the pandemic, Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee will host its first youth sports event this weekend, as the Wisconsin Junior Volleyball Club hosts the AAU Winter Classic. The competition will be followed up by three consecutive weekends of competition via the Badger Region Volleyball Championship. “Everything […]

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Detroit Convention Center Reopens with Volleyball Tournament

The first event at the TCF Center in Detroit since the pandemic began was a volleyball tournament, and a large one at that. Detroit’s downtown convention center hosted 1,000 athletes on 16 courts the weekend of February 13–14 in an event organized by Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy. Athletes at the President’s Day Challenge had to […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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Poised for Pandemic, SloCoach Makes Move in United States

On the surface, it would appear that SloCoach would be one of those companies that must have formed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online coaching tool where athletes can upload videos of themselves practicing their sports—with professional or Olympic-level athletes or coaches returning a video critique—seems to be tailor-made for the new […]

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NJCAA Sponsoring Four New Sports For Competition

The National Junior College Athletic Association will recognize competitive cheer (coed), clay shooting (coed), men’s volleyball and women’s wrestling as emerging sports with member schools permitted to begin programs in those sports starting in the fall of 2021. Each of the new sports have garnered interest amongst member colleges as club sports in recent years. […]

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Athletes Unlimited Volleyball League Heads to Dallas

The inaugural season for the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league will take place at Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas, Texas, with play scheduled to go from February 27 through March 29. The 30-match season, with 22 of the matches on either CBSSN or FS2, was originally scheduled to be at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee […]

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