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The 22nd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting Purdue against Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Florida vs. Duke at 9 p.m. – will once again be played from New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
The Florida Gators will play the Miami Hurricanes in Camping World Stadium during college football’s opening weekend in 2019. The neutral-site season opener is part of a series of Camping World Kickoff games in Orlando.
The MEAC/SWAC Challenge – which features teams from two prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) on the opening weekend of the college football season – will originate from Daytona Beach, Fla. in 2016 and Baton Rouge, La. in 2017. The 2016 game will showcase Alcorn State University of the SWAC vs. Bethune-Cookman University of the MEAC. In 2017, South Carolina State University of the MEAC will square off against Southern University of the SWAC. Both games will be aired on an ESPN network.
In nine years, Jimmy V Week has raised $13.7 million for cancer research.
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Field Announced, Joining Top Teams for 2016 ESPN Events Early-Season Men’s Basketball Tournaments
The 2016 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic field was announced in conjunction with the start of play for the 2015 event, which is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The Charlotte, N.C., based group owns and operates early-season basketball events worldwide beginning in November and running through the Christmas holiday.