Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 22-25 – Old Spice Classic
various times Thursday-Friday and Sunday
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
There must be something in the air (balls!), because as of recently, Orlando’s seen its fair share of basketball-related hype: Last week, Amway Center landed a piece of the NCAA college basketball March Madness; the Orlando Magic continue to work it out sans Dwight Howard; and this week, the annual Old Spice Classic returns. This year’s Thanksgiving-weekend college hoops tournament pits eight teams – Vanderbilt, Gonzaga, Clemson, Davidson, Marist, Oklahoma, UTEP and West Virginia – in head-to-head match-ups throughout the weekend. And while Gonzaga might appear to be the big man on the bracket, this tourney is known for its draw of general fans of the game – both for the specific participating teams and not. And who knows? Maybe the Old Spice shirtless centaur will drop by for a game of horse. ’Cause that’d be pretty cool
just saying. – Aimee Vitek
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