ESPN Events has unveiled the matchups for the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic to be held December 21, 22 and 24th. The eight-team tournament includes 12 games played over a four-day stretch at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. This year marks the 14th edition of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
The participating teams are Georgia Tech (Atlantic Coast), Nevada (Mountain West), Old Dominion (Sun Belt),
Portland (West Coast), Temple (American Athletic), TCU (Big 12), UMass (Atlantic 10) and tournament host and defending tournament champion Hawai’i (Big West).
|Thu, Dec. 21||10 a.m.||Nevada vs. Temple||ESPNU|
|12 p.m.||TCU vs. Old Dominion||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||Georgia Tech vs. UMass||ESPN2|
|6 p.m.||Portland vs. Hawai‘i||ESPN2|
|Fri, Dec. 22||12 p.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPN2|
|2:30 p.m.||Consolation #1||ESPN+|
|6 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|8 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPN2|
|Sun, Dec. 24||8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.||Seventh Place Game||ESPNU|
|8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.||Fifth Place Game||ESPNU|
|1:30 p.m.||Third Place Game||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN2|
*** Click here for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Media Kit.
Tickets are expected to go on sale in October. Exclusive airfare offers from Hawaiian Airlines, title sponsor of the tournament and special hotel rates from OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels, the official hospitality sponsor, can be found at https://espnevents.com/hawaiian-airlines-diamond-head-classic/travel/. Visit the tournament website at hawaiianairlinesdiamondheadclassic.com to sign up for special email offers, and for more information. Additional funding for the event has been provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Signature Events Program.
Previous Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic tournament champions include USC (2009, 2017), Butler (2010), Kansas State (2011), Arizona (2012), Iowa State (2013), George Washington (2014), Oklahoma (2015), San Diego State (2016), TCU (2018), Houston (2019), Vanderbilt (2021) and Hawai‘i (2022).
About ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 33-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, a college softball event and the inaugural Band of the Year National Championship, in addition to a new college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.
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