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Manhattan Faces Wisconsin in 2010 Old Spice Classic

ESPN Regional Television announced today the first-round matchups for the 2010 Old Spice Classic, to be held on Thanksgiving weekend at the Fieldhouse sponsored by HP at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.

The event will include 12 games in three days, with games telecast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Tournament sponsors include Old Spice, ESPNU and the ESPN Wide World of Sports. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will serve as the event's sponsoring conference for the fifth straight year.

The fifth annual Old Spice Classic field comprises Boston College, California, Georgia, Manhattan, Notre Dame, Temple, Texas A&M and Wisconsin. Five of the eight teams reached the NCAA Tournament last season.

In the first round of action Thursday, Nov. 25, Texas A&M will take on Boston College; Wisconsin will face

Manhattan; Notre Dame will meet Georgia; and Temple and California will square off. All four games on the opening day of action will be televised live on ESPN2.

Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in a championship match Sunday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Complete first-round matchups are listed below.

The inaugural Old Spice Classic was played in 2006, with Arkansas defeating West Virginia in the championship game at the Fieldhouse. Subsequent champions: North Carolina State in 2007, Gonzaga in 2008 and Florida State in 2009.

Tickets to the 2010 Old Spice Classic will go on sale Friday, Aug. 13, and can be purchased at or by calling 407-839-3900.  Fans can also purchase travel packages to the tournament by going to or by calling 1-800-736-6377.

Additional information can be found on the Old Spice Classic's official website: For more information on ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, visit

2010 Old Spice Classic Schedule

(Home team listed second; Manhattan will be home team in each of its games)


Time (ET)



Thu, Nov 25


Game 1: Boston College vs. Texas A & M



2 p.m.

Game 2: Wisconsin vs. Manhattan



7 p.m.

Game 3: Georgia vs. Notre Dame



9 p.m.

Game 4: Temple vs. California


Fri, Nov 26


Game 5



2:30 p.m.

Game 6



5 p.m.

Game 7



7:30 p.m.

Game 8


Sun, Nov 27

11 a.m.

Game 9



1 p.m.

Game 10



4:30 p.m.

Game 11


7 p.m.

Game 12 (Championship Game)


About ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 300 events a year, is the leading multisport venue for amateur and professional sports in the United States, accommodating 60 different sports and athletes from more than 70 countries. Designed to take youth sports to the next level, the 220-acre facility features: The Fieldhouse sponsored by HP, a 165,000-square-foot field house that seats 5,500 for basketball; Champion Stadium ballpark (cap. 11,500); Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields; Jostens Center, an 80,000-square-foot multisport field house; and the Innovation Lab, a real-world testing ground for the ESPN Emerging Technology group to develop groundbreaking on-air products such as Ball Track and ESPN Snap Zoom. In addition, the complex features 56 high definition cameras (42 robotic, 10 hand-held and four studio) and 40 high definition video screens, including three jumbo screens, that can capture and display footage from any event taking place at the complex. The camera and video screens, as well as a 20-zone audio system, are controlled through the state-of-the-art Production Center, which features eight edit bays and links to ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit for releases, photos and videos. Follow us on Twitter at @DisneySports.