Michael B. Jordan Partners With Turner Sports For HBCU College Basketball Event That Will Air On TNT
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Michael B. Jordan Partners With Turner Sports For HBCU College Basketball Event That Will Air On TNT

Michael B. Jordan has partnered with Turner Sports and Invesco QQQ to exclusively present the newly named Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18 and was previously announced as the Hoop Dreams Classic. 

Held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic will be a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) men’s college basketball showcase. Colleges and Universities featured include Hampton University versus North Carolina Central University - and Howard University versus North Carolina A&T University competing which will air on TNT.

Also involved in orchestrating the event is WME Sports, the sports division of WME, an Endeavor Company, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) and Scout Sports and Entertainment, a division of Horizon Media.

Per the official press release, The Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic will also feature “an immersive cultural experience highlighting additional elements of HBCU life and culture, including a band showcase, a live musical performance, college and career opportunities and more. Additional ancillary programming will be announced in the coming weeks ahead of the event.”

“We are excited for this partnership with Michael B. Jordan and all of the event organizers as we present the inaugural Legacy Classic,” Tina Shah, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Turner Sports said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to having this unique opportunity to showcase these four college basketball programs, while highlighting HBCUs both leading up to and during the event.” 

Jordan also shared his excitement, noting: “I am thrilled to finally announce the four HBCUs that will be competing in the inaugural Legacy Classic. Invesco QQQ and Turner Sports have been amazing partners in helping bring this experience to life. I grew up watching basketball games on TNT, so I am confident they will deliver this set of games to a true audience of basketball fans and their families in an exciting way.” 

Tickets for the basketball portion of the event start at just $25 plus service fees. They are currently on sale at Prucenter.com/Legacy-Classic, Ticketmaster.com, and Prudential Center’s Box Office. Those interested in group opportunities and experiences for 10+ people, call 973-757-6000 or email groupevents@prucenter.com. All who want to go big or go home with premium seating opportunities, visit prucenter.com/premium.

Some proceeds will support organizations focused on helping Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as the local Newark community.