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Men's/Women's Lax Championships Share Venue After NCAA Shift Away From N.C.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

The women's lacrosse national semifinal and title games were "relocated to Gillette Stadium" after the NCAA announced in September that it was removing seven championship events from orth Carolina, and now the event is "sharing a venue" with the men's lacrosse championship for the first time, accord...

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World Record Jump Scheduled Prior To 'Dega Race

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Women's Hockey Championship Flops At Gate

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Officials OK With Anticipating Indy 500 Crowd

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NFL Draft In Philly Is "Rain Or Shine" Event

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D.R. Event Moving From Web.com To PGA Tour

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The Players Will Have Nickelodeon Kid Zone

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Boston Area PGA Event Could Be Out Of FedEx Cup

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WNBA Takes Innovative Approach With Draft

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N.Y. Interested In Hosting '19 NFL Draft?

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