Visit Indy President and CEO Leonard Hoops addressed the topic Friday during the monthly Capital Improvement Board meeting, indicating there are tentative plans for up to three separate bubbles.
Undaunted by COVID, city tourism pros pack events into early 2021
Officials are hopeful new virus cases won’t ruin plans to host two dozen events in the first quarter of 2021—including efforts to bring the full NCAA men’s basketball tournament here.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Can Indy pull off hosting the entire NCAA tourney?
Host Mason King talks with IBJ reporter Mickey Shuey, who has been covering the story, as well as Mark Ganis, co-founder of Chicago-based Sportscorp. Ltd., and Larry DeGaris, a University of Indianapolis professor and sports marketing consultant, about a proposal to have the city host all of the NCAA tournament games.Read More
NCAA graduation rates reach another record high at 90%
College athletes continue to graduate at record rates and outperform non-athletes, according to the NCAA’s new Graduation Success Rate report.Read More
UPDATE: Indianapolis in talks to host every game of 2021 March Madness
The NCAA announced Monday it is in talks with city and state officials to play all 67 games in the Indy metropolitan area, in order to simplify logistics and limit potential exposure to COVID-19.Read More
An NCAA official suggested that gambling regulators consider restrictions on so-called proposition bets to protect the integrity of the games.
Schools say it’s been like trying to simultaneously build 353 separate puzzles with overlapping and sometimes-missing pieces—and time is running out.
A survey of college sports leaders by the academic watchdog Knight Commission found strong support for reforming the way Division I is governed (74%) and restructuring D-I altogether (73%). NCAA Division I is comprised of 351 schools.
The Indianapolis-based NCAA announced its site selections for more than 450 events through 2026 on Wednesday afternoon.
The decision marks a historic organizational shift that might ultimately prove meaningless in some corners of the country, as state and federal lawmakers scramble to rewrite the rules on amateurism.
Indiana Sports Corp. President Ryan Vaughn talks to host Mason King about the proposal to turn the Indiana Convention Center into a collection of basketball courts and locker rooms as well as the group’s finances and plans as it prepares to host major events in the coming months.
The Division I Council voted Wednesday to delay the start date from the originally scheduled Nov. 10 as one of several precautions against the spread of coronavirus.
The NCAA is working to change its rules restricting athletes from earning money for things such as endorsements, in-person appearances and social media posts.
The NCAA will furlough its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees in a cost-saving move, according to memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues, but could have a season starting as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.
The NCAA and the Indiana Sports Corp. both said they’re still planning for the Final Four on its original dates. Some sports business experts wonder whether the college basketball tournament could benefit from a “bubble” strategy like the NBA or NHL.
The Division I Council made a similar decision for spring-sport athletes who had their seasons cut short by the coronavirus.
The NCAA Division I Council meets Wednesday to consider what will happen with the eligibility of fall sport athletes and whether fall sports championships should be staged in the spring.
The NCAA’s insurance payout for March Madness is perhaps the largest for a pandemic-related event cancellation thus far.
The highest tier of Division I football, the Bowl Subdivision, is not affected because it is not overseen by the NCAA.
Within hours of the board’s announcement, the Division III presidents council canceled fall sports championship and determined they will not be made up in the spring.
More than two dozen Division I conferences had urged the NCAA’s highest governing body to delay a decision on fall championships until a majority of leagues determine whether to hold regular-season competition.