October 31, 2014

Nebraska hoops signs agreement with ESPN for three in-season tournaments

Nebraska basketball has signed an agreement with ESPN to participate in three, in-season exempt tournaments over the next three years, beginning in the 2013-14 season. The agreement begins in November of 2013, when the Huskers will travel to Charleston, S.C., to participate in the Charleston Classic, which takes place from Nov. 21-24 at the TD Arena. The following year, the Huskers will spend the holidays in Hawaii, as Nebraska will take part in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, the week of Dec. 20 on the University of Hawaii campus. In 2015, the Huskers will head to California to participate in the Anaheim Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29.

All three events will give the Huskers national exposure, as the games are carried on the ESPN family of networks. This is in addition to the ACC/Big Ten Challenge which the Huskers annually participate in.

“I’m excited about our agreement with ESPN to play in the Charleston Classic, the Diamond Head Classic and the Anaheim Classic in the coming years,” Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said. “They will provide excellent competition and exposure for our program. We have been successful in these types of events when I was at Colorado Stare, winning the Cancun Governor’s Cup in 2010, and hope we can be highly competitive in these tournaments.