Watch the 3-day Classic basketball tournament at Disney’s Wide World of Sports

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Old Spice Classic (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Old Spice Classic (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: 2012 Old Spice Classic Bracket announced

This Thanksgiving weekend, the 3-day 2012 Old Spice Classic will be held at HP Field House at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Announcements were made for the teams that will compete for the title in the course of three days.

The teams

Eight teams have been confirmed for the sporting event and four of the teams have earned NCAA Championship berths for 2012:

  • Clemson
  • Gonzaga
  • Marist
  • Davidson
  • Oklahoma
  • UTEP
  • West Virginia
  • Vanderbilt

How the bracket-tournament works

The format of this competition offers a great deal of game play to watch! The teams advance through the tournament by playing one game per day. On Sunday, Nov. 25th, the championship match is held between the two teams that were undefeated throughout the competition. One of the tournament highlights is the first-round game between Clemson and Gonzaga (ranked 20).

Former Old Spice Classic Winners

In past tournaments, the teams that won the tournament and capture the title for the year were:

  • 2011: Dayton
  • 2010: Notre Dame
  • 2009: Florida State
  • 2008: Gonzaga
  • 2007: North Carolina
  • 2006: Arkansas

A family weekend

Teams aren’t only playing in the tournament but also have time to have fun at Disney’s theme parks as well. From Disney’s Beach Club Resort, the official team hotel to the family-friendly tournament, there are special travel packages available for this sporting event.

The Details

  • Highlight: 12 games in 3 days
  • When: Thursday Nov. 22nd, Friday, Nov. 23rd and Sunday Nov. 25th, 2012
  • Where:  710 South Victory Way Kissimmee, Florida
  • Cost: Game ticket prices vary.

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