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College Basketball Games

2014
Men Against Breast Cancer Classic at Kent State
(Southern Illinois, Yale, Illinois-Chicago, Olivet Nazarene, Newbury College, St. Xavier University, Malone University)

2014
Penn State vs. Drexel
Brand New PPL Center, Allentown PA
Saturday, December 20th

2013
Fresno State Classic Presented by the First Tee of Fresno
(Drake, CSU-Bakersfield, Northern Arizona)

2012
USF Invitational at South Florida
(W. Michigan, Maryland Eastern Shore, Loyola Chicago)

2012
Wichita State vs. Southern Miss
Intrust Bank Arena

2011
Jim Thorpe Association Classic at University of Wyoming
(Md. Eastern Shore, Louisiana Tech, Portland State)

2011
Wichita State vs. UAB
Intrust Bank Arena

2010
Georgetown v. Missouri
Sprint Center in Kansas City
Designated as the 2010 NACDA John McLendon Scholarship game.

2009
Hispanic College Fund Classic at Kent State University
(UAB, Samford University, and U. of Wisc.-Green Bay)

2009
Hispanic College Fund Challenge at Missouri State University
(The Citadel, Eastern Michigan University, and Maryland Eastern Shore)

2008
Jim Thorpe Association Classic at the University of Arkansas
(Stephen F. Austin, Austin Peay, and Jackson State)

2007
Hispanic College Fund Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh, St. Louis, North Carolina A&T, and Houston Baptist)

2007
Hispanic College Fund Challenge at Washington State University
(Washington State, Air Force, Montana, and Mississippi Valley State)

2006
Colonial Classic at the University of Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh, UMASS, Northeastern, and Oakland)

2006
Colonial Classic at Florida State
(Florida State, SMU, McNeese State, and Illinois State)

2006
John Thompson Foundation Challenge at the University of Michigan
(Michigan, Davidson, Eastern Michigan, and Central Connecticut)

2006
John Thompson Foundation Challenge at Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Washington State, UAB, and Radford)

2006
John Thompson Foundation Challenge at the University of Missouri
(Missouri, Army, Stetson, and North Carolina A&T)

2006
Hispanic College Fund Classic at Connecticut
(UCONN, Ole Miss, Fairfield, and Central Arkansas)

2006
Hispanic College Fund Classic at Arizona State
(Arizona State, Northern Arizona, and Akron)

2006
Jim Thorpe Association Classic at the University of Cincinnati
(Cincinnati, High Point, Howard, and Tennessee-Martin)

2006
Jim Thorpe Association Classic at LSU
(LSU, Samford, Wright State, and Mississippi Valley)

2005
Hispanic College Fund at the Verizon Center
(Georgetown University, Hampton, Towson, and Wright State)

2005
Hispanic College Fund at the University of Oregon
(University of Oregon, Maine, Pacific, and Savannah State)

2005
Jim Thorpe Association at the University of New Mexico
(New Mexico, Ole Miss, SC State, and Southern Utah)

2005
Hispanic College Fund Classic at North Carolina State
(Stetson, Delaware, The Citadel)

2004
Jim Thorpe Association Basketball ClassicUniversity of Colorado – Colorado Springs
(Nevada, Southern Miss, Georgia State)

2004
Colonial Classic – Boise Invitational
(Boise State, Idaho, Southeastern Louisiana, Fort Lewis, and Henderson State University)

2004
University of Florida vs. Jacksonville University
Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena

2003
Colorado State vs. Oklahoma State
Mabee Center

2003
Grambling State vs. Auburn University
Van Braun Center

2003
Florida vs. Central Florida
Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena

2003
Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech
Nationwide Arena

2003
Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina
Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, VA)

2003
Marquette vs. Southern Mississippi
Resch Center (Green Bay)

2001
UVA vs. Georgetown
John Thompson Foundation 'Challenge' Basketball Classic
20th Anniversary Georgetown vs. Virginia
(re-match of Sampson vs. Ewing)
*Nationally Televised on TBS and sold out at the MCI Center (currently Verizon Center)

2001
Ford CAA / Red Raider Classic at Texas Tech
(San Diego State, Northern Iowa, William & Mary)
*Bob Knight’s first game at Texas Tech

2001
Jim Thorpe Classic at Louisville – Freedom Hall
(Murray State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Virginia Tech)
*Rick Pitino’s first season at Louisville

2000
Inaugural John Thompson Foundation Basketball Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas
*A huge success that included Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Southern Mississippi, and Tennessee State.
*The event had a two-day sellout crowd of over 38,000.

1997
University of Arkansas vs. Georgetown University
USC vs. Temple


*First Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Classic on at the Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee with an attendance of 18,248.
*This major event broke the gross dollars box office record for a one-day sporting event at the Pyramid.


In conjunction with the double-header, RPPI also coordinated the First Annual Black Coaches Association Benefit Banquet with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award given to Michael Jordan, Albert Belle, Spike Lee, Nelson Mandela, Jesse Jackson and U2.

1995
University of Kansas vs. University of Utah
Purdue University vs. University of Memphis


Second annual BCA “Classic” on Saturday, November 25, 1995 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri

1994
University of Arkansas vs. University of Mississippi
The Pyramid, Sell-out attendance of 19,437

1993
University of Maryland vs. University of Oklahoma
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland

1989
Georgetown vs. LSU
Louisiana Superdome.
*Set the NCAA all-time record for tickets sold – 66,144

1983
Louisville vs. Kentucky
Lexington, KY
*The first regular season meeting in 61 years between
the two arch-rivals

1982
Georgetown vs. Virginia
*Patrick Ewing vs. Ralph Sampson
Capital Centre, Landover, MD.

College Football Games

2018
Texas v. Maryland
Sept. 1st at FedExField

2017
Virginia Tech vs. WVU
Sept. 2nd at FedEx Field

2016
Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee (Battle at Bristol)
September 10th at Bristol Motor Speedway

2016
West Virginia v. BYU
Sept. 24th at FedExField

2014
Notre Dame v. Navy
Nov. 1st at FedExField

2013
Illinois v. Washington
Sept. 14th at Soldier Field

2012
Virginia Tech v. Cincinnati
Sept. 29th at FedExField

2012
West Virginia v. James Madison
Sept 15th at FedExField

2011
Notre Dame v. Maryland
Nov. 12th at FedExField

2011
Army v. Navy
Dec. 10th at FedExField
(1st Army-Navy Game played in the Nation’s Capital)

2011
Cal v. Fresno State
Sept. 3rd at Candlestick Park

2010
Indiana v. Penn State
Nov. 20th at FedExField

Virginia Tech v. Boise State
Sept. 6th at FedExField
(Highest TV ratings for college football game on ESPN since 1994)

2002
Colorado State vs. Virginia
(Jim Thorpe Classic)

2002
Fresno State vs. Wisconsin
(John Thompson Foundation Football Classic)

2002
N.C. State vs. New Mexico, August 24th
(Black Coaches Association Classic)

2002
Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas State, August 25th
(Hispanic College Fund Classic)

2001
North Carolina vs. Oklahoma, August 26th
(Hispanic College Fund Football Classic)

2001
Fresno State vs. Colorado, August 26th
(Jim Thorpe Classic)

2000
Texas Tech vs. New Mexico, August 26th
(Inaugural Hispanic College Fund Football Classic)

1998
Nebraska vs. Louisiana Tech, August 26th
(Eddie Robinson Football Classic)

1997
Ohio State vs. Wyoming, August 28th
(Eddie Robinson Football Classic)

Major League Baseball

1997
Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers
March 30th – The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia
sell-out attendance of 12,289

1994
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Detroit Tigers
April 1st at the Diamond, Richmond, Virginia
sell-out attendance of 12,289

1991
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Saturday & Sunday, April 6th & 7th at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
A great weekend of baseball with 80,090 in attendance for both games

1987
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
April 6th at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
45,614 tickets sold

NBA Games

1995
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia
October 28th with a sell-out attendance of 12,442

1995
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
October 25th at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri with an attendance of 14,156

1994
Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
October 14th with a sell-out attendance of 12,141

1993
Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, October 22nd with a sell-out of 12,306

1993
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Bullet
Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia
October 26th for a sell-out of 13,506

1992
Chicago Bulls vs. New Jersey Nets
Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
October 20th with attendance of 28,605

1992
Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings
The Skydome, Toronto, Canada
October 30th with attendance of 26,390

1992
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Bullets
The Pyramid Arena, Memphis, Tennessee
October 28th with a sell-out of 19,469

1991
Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets
Louisiana Superdome on October 26th
Set all-time NBA pre-season attendance record of 31,030

1991
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Bullets
Knickerbockers Arena, Albany, New York
October 26th with attendance of 15,235

1991
Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets
Thompson/Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
October 22nd with attendance of 21,409

1990
Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle Supersonics
Florida SunDome, St. Petersburg, Florida
October 18th with attendance of 25,710

1989
Washington Bullets vs. Boston Celtics
St. John Arena, Columbus Ohio
October 29th which was a sell-out of 14,550

1988
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Bullets
Thompson/Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
October 29th with attendance of 23,000