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Wooden Legacy Makes Venue Change for the 2017 & 2018 Events

Fullerton, CA - November 24, 2016 - Titan Gym: XXXXX (XX) of the University of Portland Pilots / UCLA Bruins during the 2016 Wooden Legacy. (Photo by Kohjiro Kinno / ESPN Images)

The 2017 and 2018 Wooden Legacy – the three-day, multi-team men’s college basketball event played yearly over the Thanksgiving holiday – will be played in its entirety at California State University, Fullerton’s Titan Gym. In previous years, the final day of competition was held at the Honda Center in Anaheim after playing the opening days on Cal State Fullerton’s campus.

The 2017 Wooden Legacy will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 26. The field consists of Cal State Fullerton, DePaul, Georgia, Harvard, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Mary’s (Calif.), San Diego State and Washington State. The bracket – including game times and networks – will be released this summer.

  • Cal-State Fullerton makes its third appearance in the Wooden Legacy (2008 & 2013) and advanced to the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
  • DePaul will appear in the Wooden Legacy for the second time (2010)
  • Georgia and Saint Joseph’s will be making their first appearances in the Wooden Legacy
  • Harvard has appeared in the NCAA Championship four of the last six seasons
  • Saint Mary’s earned its 10th-straight postseason berth advancing to the NCAA Championship Round of 32 as a No. 7 seed
  • The 2013 Wooden Legacy champion—San Diego State—has advanced to the postseason 11 of the past 12 seasons
  • Washington State will make its second appearance in the Wooden Legacy (2011)
  • Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on TheWoodenLegacy.com

The 2018 field will be announced in conjunction with the opening day of the 2017 event. The Wooden Legacy is one of 11 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.


ESPN Events ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 32 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program. Collegiate Football Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Fla.); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Atlanta); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) Collegiate Basketball AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Fort Bliss, Texas); Charleston Classic (South Carolina); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona (TBD); Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off; State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.) Collegiate Softball Elite Softball Invitational (Clearwater, Fla.) For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.