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NFL Plans for Bold and Cold

NFL Plans for Bold and Cold

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Much has changed in the Twin Cities since 1992, the last time the NFL ventured to Minnesota for a Super Bowl. But one thing remains the same: cold winters. Super Bowl LII, scheduled for February 4, will be only the sixth to be played in a cold-weather city, and the event will embrace the chill. “We know that it’s going to be cold,” said Matthew Shapiro, NFL director of event strategy and integration

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Global Game

Global Game

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

During last year’s NBA off-season, the Kevin Durant free-agent sweepstakes and Team USA’s Olympic gold medal created plenty of buzz. But this year’s developments—with trades, signings and all the hype around Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball—have raised the decibel level even higher. The start of play should bring still more excitement. Several teams […]

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College Football Forges Ahead

College Football Forges Ahead

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

From season openers to the climactic games of the College Football Playoff, college football always generates plenty of interest. And this season, several new venues and a new site for the national championship game stand to create even more buzz around the sport. The excitement around the 2017-2018 season starts in Atlanta in early September […]

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NCAA Wrestling Championships

NCAA Wrestling Championships

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

No collegiate conference has put its stamp on wrestling more than the Big Ten. Penn State recently won the team title at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center in St. Louis—the school’s sixth title in the last seven years and the 11th straight win for a Big Ten member. And if a city

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A New Era for Soccer

A New Era for Soccer

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Soccer Federation is intent on making the United States a major player in the FIFA World Cup men’s and women’s soccer tournaments every four years. And one of its key strategies for realizing that goal is to create more opportunities for players to grow in the game. The USSF now recognizes three professional […]

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Ready for the Stage

Ready for the Stage

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Like them or not, it’s hard to dispute the force of the University of Alabama and the passion behind the Crimson Tide’s success. Under Coach Nick Saban, who has five national titles to his credit (four with the Tide), Alabama is the only team to have played in each of the first two years of […]

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Holding Court

Holding Court

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Heading into this season, one could argue about which two major off-season occurrences made bigger headlines in the world of the National Basketball Association—Kevin Durant’s free-agent decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State in an effort to build a team of superstars, or the league’s decision to move its All-Star Weekend from Charlotte to […]

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