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Six of eight teams named for 2014 Charleston Classic presented by Gildan

Six of eight teams named for 2014 Charleston Classic presented by Gildan

The Charleston Classic presented by Gildan announced six of the eight-team field for the 2014 tournament to be held Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 20, 21 and 23, at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. The teams participating in the seventh annual event include Akron, Cornell, Miami (Fla.), Penn State, South Carolina and Southern California. The final two teams will be announced at a later date.

Miami (Fla.), Penn State and South Carolina are each making their second appearance in the Charleston Classic. Miami defeated South Carolina to win the 2009 Charleston Classic. The 2014 Charleston Classic will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.

Past winners of the Charleston Classic are Colorado (2012), Northwestern (2011), Georgetown (2010), Miami (Fla.) (2009) and Clemson (2008). The 2013 Champion will be crowned on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN2. This family-friendly tournament offers the teams a week of practice, play and experiences in and around historic Charleston.

Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Charleston Classic site at www.charlestonclassic.com.

The Charleston Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.


ESPN Events:

ESPN Events a division of ESPN Regional Television (ERT), owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

A subsidiary of ESPN, ERT is also the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national and regional shows for college conferences (American, Big 12, Mid-American, SEC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl; Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Texas Bowl (Houston) and The Home Depot College Football Awards

Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic (Camp Humphreys, South Korea); Charleston Classic Presented by Gildan (S.C.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classics presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden & Durham, N.C.); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR); State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago) and DIRECTV Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.)

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ESPN Media Contact
Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798, or rachel.m.siegal@espn.com