DePaul Set to Play in 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
DePaul was selected to play in the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Classic next December in Honolulu.

Feb. 26, 2014

CHICAGO – DePaul joins six other previously announced teams that have committed to play in the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The field for the sixth annual event includes Colorado, DePaul, George Washington, Nebraska, Ohio, Wichita State and tournament host school Hawai’i. The eighth team will be announced once finalized.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, an eight-team men’s college basketball tournament, will feature 12 games through three days on December 22, 23 and 25, 2014. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in the championship game on the final day of the tournament.

DePaul is playing the Diamond Head Classic for the first time after playing in the Maui Invitational in 1988, 1992, 1997 and 2006.

Previous tournament champions of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic include USC (2009), Butler (2010), Kansas State (2011), Arizona (2012) and Iowa State (2013).

The family-friendly tournament includes three days of tournament play, practices, events and travel experiences unique to the islands of Hawai’i.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television. For information, visit

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN Regional Television (ERT), owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.



A subsidiary of ESPN, ERT is also the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national and regional shows for college conferences (American, Big 12, Mid-American, SEC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

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