Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Championship Game To Air on ESPN

Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Championship To Air On ESPN

ESPN Events announced the complete broadcast schedule for the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. All 12 games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, culminating in the championship game on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Joining host and defending tournament champion Hawai’i in this year’s field are Georgia Tech (Atlantic Coast), Nevada (Mountain West), Old Dominion (Sun Belt), Portland (West Coast), Temple (American Athletic), TCU (Big 12) and UMass (Atlantic 10). Both Nevada and TCU were NCAA Tournament teams last season, while Hawai‘i was a 22-game winner.

The eight-team tournament will be held December 21, 22 & 24 at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center and will feature four games a day.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Event Network
Thu, Dec. 21 3 p.m. Nevada vs. Temple ESPNU
  5 p.m. TCU vs. Old Dominion ESPNU
  9 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. UMass ESPN2
  11 p.m. Portland vs. Hawai‘i ESPN2
Fri, Dec. 22 5 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Consolation #1 ESPN+
  11 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sat., Dec. 23 1 a.m. Consolation #2 ESPN2
Sun, Dec. 24 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Seventh Place Game ESPN2
  1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Fifth Place Game ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. Third Place Game ESPN2
  9:00 p.m. Championship Game ESPN

Additional information for the holiday tournament, including ticket prices and travel packages, can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic website at hawaiianairlinesdiamondheadclassic.com.

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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 websiteFacebookX/Twitter or YouTube pages.

 Hawaiian Airlines

Now in its 94th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 150 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 15 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti.

Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi. In 2022, the carrier topped Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best list as the No. 1 U.S. airline and was named Hawaiʻi’s best employer by Forbes. Hawaiian® led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 18 consecutive years (2004-2021) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.

About the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is the state agency responsible for representing the Hawaiian Islands around the
world, and for holistically managing tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with community desires, economic
goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, and visitor industry needs. HTA works with the
community and industry to Mālama Kuʻu Home – care for our beloved home. For more information about HTA,
visit www.hawaiitourismauthority.org or follow @HawaiiHTA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic funding provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Signature Events Program.


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