ESPN planning to move basketball tournaments to Orlando

ESPN is planning to move at least eight of its men’s college basketball tournaments to its Wide World of Sports campus near Orlando, the network reported Tuesday.

The property at Disney World has been the site of the NBA bubble. However, different safety protocols are expected to be put in place to protect against the coronavirus, according to the report.


Orlando tourneys to overlap

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The Champions Classic, Charleston Classic, Myrtle Beach Invitational, NIT Season Tip-Off, Wooden Legacy, Orlando Invitational, Jimmy V Classic and Diamond Head Classic are expected to move to Disney, per the report.

The tournaments are expected to run concurrently and begin Nov. 25, the new date for the college basketball season. The events will overlap with up to three games going on at once, per the report.

Other non-ESPN events are being moved as well, per the report, with the Maui Invitational moving to Asheville, N.C., and the Battle 4 Atlantis expected to move to South Dakota.

Specific dates have yet to be announced.

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