Old Spice Classic pits eight college basketball teams in head-to-head match-ups




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