Aug. 5, 2010
BERKELEY - California will square off against Temple in the first round of the 2010 Old Spice Classic, as announced today by ESPN. The tournament will be held on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-28) at the Fieldhouse sponsored by HP at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. The Golden Bears and the Owls will play on Thursday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN2.
The event will include 12 games in three days, with games telecast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Tournament sponsors include Old Spice, ESPNU and the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Joining Cal in the field are Boston College, Georgia, Manhattan, Notre Dame, Temple, Texas A&M and Wisconsin. The Bears are one of five teams from the field that reached the NCAA Tournament last season (Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Temple).
Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN2. The inaugural Old Spice Classic was played in 2006, with Arkansas defeating West Virginia in the championship game at the Fieldhouse. Subsequent champions: North Carolina State in 2007, Gonzaga in 2008 and Florida State in 2009.
Tickets to the 2010 Old Spice Classic will go on sale Friday, Aug. 13, and can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 407-839-3900. Fans can also purchase travel packages to the tournament by going to www.AnthonyTravel.com or by calling 1-800-736-6377.
Additional information can be found here.