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Tampa poised to host NCAA Frozen Four hockey finals over next 3 days

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The four university hockey teams that will compete for the NCAA national hockey championship this weekend arrived in Tampa on Tuesday. Boston College, Quinnipiac, Denver and North Dakota participated in practice sessions at the Amalie Arena on Wednesday, a day before the semi-finals take place. It’s the second time the region has hosted the college hockey championships in the past five years. “For our community to be the first-ever host in the Southeast in 2012 was truly monumental,” said Rob…

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Hillsborough County Commissioners back push to bring Super Bowl back to Tampa

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It’s been almost seven years since Tampa last hosted a Super Bowl, but local officials are working on an effort to host the NFL championship game in either 2019 or 2020. With little fanfare, the Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday voted 7-0 to back such a bid after hearing the details from Rob Higgans, executive director of the Tampa Sports Authority. Tampa is in completion with fellow Southeastern locations Miami, New Orleans and Atlanta. “As a result, it’s critically important…

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