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NASC Symposium Committee now accepting proposals for education sessions
Beth Hecquet, Director of Meetings and Events, NASC
The Call for Proposals for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium has been released. For a proposal to be considered, it must include a maximum of 20 minutes of lecture/panel discussion and a minimum of 30 minutes of practical application, audience interaction, etc. Total time for each session is 60 minutes (including 10 minutes for speaker introductions, sponsor recognition and housekeeping notes). All proposals must be submitted online by Thursday, Oct. 31, and speakers may submit a maximum of three proposals. The NASC Symposium Committee will review all proposals and I will contact all who submitted a proposal no later than Dec. 13. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact me at 513-842-8508 or via email.
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The American Cornhole Organization will host its SC festival at Carowinds in November
York County CVB
The American Cornhole Organization will host its South Carolina Major #2 at Carowinds Theme Park on Nov. 1–2. The ACO South Carolina Major is a cornhole festival that will feature game challenges, Luck of the Draw tournaments, and ACO members' only World Ranking Points singles and doubles tournaments. The Luck of the Draw tournaments and game challenges are pay as you go activities that are open to the public.
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Columbus to host the 2015 USA Volleyball boys' junior national championships
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
USA Volleyball will host the 2015 USA Volleyball Boys' Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, June 28 to July 5 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event, which is estimated to have close to 15,000 attendees and generate more than 22,000 hotel room nights and $10 million in visitor spending, was awarded to the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball, who partnered on the bid.
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Cavaliers players and coaches to distribute meals to 200 Columbus, Ohio, families at local mall
Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs love Ohio, and they're excited to show it on the court and in the community when they visit Columbus. In fact, the Wine & Gold are arriving a day early and will team up with international hunger relief organization Feed the Children. Upon arrival, Cavaliers players Anthony Bennett, Matt Dellavedova and other members of the Cavaliers traveling party will bring their helping hands and head over to Great Western Shopping Center to distribute meals to 200 local families in the Columbus community.
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Aspen Skiing Company is hoping to bring the International Skiing Federation World Cup Finals back to the United States for the first time since 1997. Representing Aspen Mountain, the skiing company is one of two bids for the 2017 World Cup Finals at the encouragement of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. The other bid is from Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
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Vols-Hokies game planned for Bristol Speedway
KWWL-TV
The "Battle at Bristol" will bring together the Tennessee Vols and Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway for what may set single-game football attendance records. "I full well believe we'll play in front of the largest crowd to ever watch or have watched a football game — that's college and pro," Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said.
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5 gigantic venues that could be next to host college football games
College Spun
College football might be on to something. Could the game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at the Bristol Motor Speedway be the tip of the iceberg for games being played at massive venues? The game scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016 between the Volunteers and the Hokies has us wondering — what other enormous venues could host major college football games in the future?
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Dodgers' DJ Severe keeps the hits coming
Los Angeles Times
DJ Severe (Lanier Stewart) produces the soundtrack at Dodger Stadium to pump up the home team and crowd. If baseball has a story to tell — a drama unfolding over nine innings — then Stewart provides the soundtrack, scrambling to find a suitable vibe for the action on the field. His computer server holds libraries of rock, hip-hop and country tunes. A keyboard to his left controls electronic cues to get fans clapping or chanting.
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Northwestern hosting 1st peanut-free football game
Chicagoist
Northwestern is adding a unique and thoughtful approach to their game against Minnesota that makes it safer for certain fans to attend. They are hosting a peanut-free football game at Ryan Field, making it easier for those affected by a peanut allergy to attend the game without any worry. No peanuts will be sold or allowed inside Ryan Field and the stadium is power washing the seating to help get rid of any peanut residue.
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Coors Field announces renovations and design upgrades
KKTV
Continuing their ongoing improvements and capital investments designed to enhance the fan experience and make events at the ballpark the best they can be, the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Metropolitan Stadium District announced the next construction project at Coors Field. An extensive redesign and renovation to the upper rightfield seating area and concourse will be completed with a "LoDo" theme that includes spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains from a rooftop urban setting.
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NASC Symposium Committee now accepting proposals for education sessions
Beth Hecquet, Director of Meetings and Events, NASC
The Call for Proposals for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium has been released.

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San Antonio to host national swimming events
San Antonio Business Journal
USA Swimming awarded two of the sport's top national events in 2015 — the Phillips 66 National Championships and the Speedo Junior National Championships — to San Antonio.

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Indianapolis picked as finalist to host Super Bowl LII
WTHR-TV
Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was barely completed as the people who helped bring the big game to Indianapolis began planning for the next opportunity the city could host a Super Bowl.

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New NFL rule bans off-duty law enforcement officers from carrying guns into stadiums
CBS Sports
A new NFL policy would ban off-duty police officers from carrying guns into games, except in Texas. According to the NFL memo, "off-duty officers who attempt to bring firearms into an NFL facility will be denied entry," but a Texas state law supersedes NFL policy, and as long as officers check in at a specific gate to inform stadium security where they will be sitting, those officers can keep possession of their weapons.
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Texas, North Texas, SMU look into beer sales at football games
The Dallas Morning News
Southern Methodist University's support for selling beer at its big games on campus is the latest break in a long dry spell at most Texas schools. The University of North Texas at Denton and the University of Texas at Austin also are considering lifting bans on alcohol sales in the stands at football and basketball games. For now, only the University of Houston does so.
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