ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As this year's Creighton men's basketball team gears up for a showdown with Wisconsin tonight in Las Vegas, Nev., organizers for the 2013 DIRECTV Classic announced seven of the eight teams for the holiday event the Bluejays will participate in next season.
The 2013 DIRECTV Classic will be held over Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov.
28, 29 & Dec. 1, in Anaheim, Calif.
field for the seventh annual tournament includes Arizona State, College
of Charleston, Creighton, George Washington, Marquette, Miami (FL)
and San Diego State. The eighth team will be announced at a later date.
2013 DIRECTV Classic will feature a bracket format with 12 games over
three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing
the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face
off in a championship game on the final day of competition.
The Big West Conference will again serve as the host conference for the DIRECTV Classic.
Previous tournament champions include USC, Wake Forest, West Virginia, UNLV and Saint Louis.
The family friendly tournament takes hosts the teams for three days of tournament play, practices and events.
Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the DIRECTV Classic Web site at
The DIRECTV Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.
ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming,
Regional Television (ERT)
annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes
action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and
professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live
and/or original hours of programming. ERT’s owned and
operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than
200 additional hours of programming.
In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for
syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC,
and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events: