December 2019 Sporting Events Calendar

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The final month of the year is here and what an amazing sports year it has been. There have been a ton of great events thus far and December should help finish us off strong.

The NFL will be a big part of the conversation this month as they play the final weeks of the 2019 season and teams are fighting for playoff positioning. There are some seriously great match-ups to finish the year.

College football is a big part of the month as well as we kick off bowl season. We have the two playoff games in December leading to the National Championship game in January.

We also have the NBA, college basketball, and the NHL in the midst of their seasons. December is when these sports really start to take the lead in the sports discussion. We can’t wait fo the NBA on Christmas Day this year.

All of that plus Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua, some big UFC match cards, WWE TLC, and much more.

Let’s take a look at the full sports calendar for December 2019.


The Winter Meetings take place in San Diego from the 9th to 12th. In the past we have seen free agent signings and trades get finalized at this event.


The NBA rolls on with some big games in December. A few of the highlighted games:

December 4: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz
December 6: Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics
December 12: Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons (Mexico City)
December 14: San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (Mexico City)
December 22: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Plus, we have the full schedule for the NBA on Christmas day. Times are in Eastern time zone format.

12:00p Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors
2:30p Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
5:00p Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors
8:00p Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
10:30p New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets

College basketball is also going strong in December. Key games:

December 8: Xavier vs. Cincinnati
December 9: Tennessee vs. Gonzaga
December 15: Kansas vs. Villanova
December 15: Gonzaga vs. North Carolina
December 21: Oregon vs. Baylor
December 22: North Carolina vs. Kentucky
December 29: Louisville vs. Kentucky


December 7: Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua
December 7: Jermall Charlo vs. Dennis Hogan
December 7: David Lemieux vs. Max Bursak
December 14: Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas


December 26-30: South Africa vs. England, first Test


December 13-January 1: 2020 PDC World Darts Championship


The NFL season enters its final month with week 17 taking place on the last weekend of December. Every game matters for these teams now and some of the best games on the schedule are below.

December 1: New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans
December 5: Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears
December 8: Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
December 15: Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
December 29: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
December 29: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
December 29: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

This month is also the beginning of college football bowl season. Here’s the complete schedule for December:

December 20: Bahamas Bowl 2 p.m. | ESPN
December 20: Frisco Bowl 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

December 21: Celebration Bowl 12 p.m. | ABC
December 21: New Mexico Bowl 2 p.m. | ESPN
December 21: Cure Bowl 2:30 p.m. | CBSSN
December 21: Boca Raton Bowl 3:30 p.m. | ABC
December 21: Camellia Bowl 5:30 p.m. | ESPN
December 21: Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 p.m. | ABC
December 21: New Orleans Bowl 9 p.m. | ESPN

December 23: Gasparilla Bowl 2:30 p.m. | ESPN

December 24: Hawai’i Bowl 8 p.m. | ESPN

December 26: Independence Bowl 4 p.m. | ESPN
December 26: Quick Lane Bowl 8 p.m. | ESPN

December 27: Military Bowl 12 p.m. | ESPN
December 27: Pinstripe Bowl 3:20 p.m. | ESPN
December 27: Texas Bowl 6:45 p.m. | ESPN
December 27: Holiday Bowl 8 p.m. | FS1
December 27: Cheez-It Bowl 10:15 p.m. | ESPN

December 28: Camping World Bowl 12 p.m. | ABC
December 28: Cotton Bowl Classic 12 p.m. | ESPN
December 28: Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal) 4 or 8 p.m. | ESPN
December 28: Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal) 4 or 8 p.m. | ESPN

December 30: First Responder Bowl 12:30 p.m. | ESPN
December 30: Music City Bowl 4 p.m. | ESPN
December 30: Redbox Bowl 4 p.m. | FOX
December 30: Orange Bowl 8 p.m. | ESPN

December 31: Belk Bowl 12 p.m. | ESPN
December 31: Sun Bowl 2 p.m. | CBS
December 31: Liberty Bowl 3:45 p.m. | ESPN
December 31: Arizona Bowl 4:30 p.m. | CBSSN
December 31: Alamo Bowl 7:30 p.m. | ESPN



December 4-7: Hero World Challenge
December 12-15: The Presidents Cup

European Tour:

December 6-9: South Africa Open
December 13-16: Alfred Dunhill Championship

Champions Tour:

December 3-6: 2020 PGA TOUR Champions Qualifying Tournament-Final Stage
December 5-8: PNC Father Son Challenge


The NHL is always great when it gets cold outside and this December is no diferent. Some of the key games in December:

December 4: St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
December 11: Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitols
December 18: Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks
December 23: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
December 27: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

Horse Racing:

December 26: King George VI Chase at Kempton

Mixed Martial Arts:

December 7: UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris
December 14: UFC 245
December 21: UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie

Motor Sports:

Formula 1
December 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


December 5-7: 2019 Dubai Sevens
December 5-7: 2019 Dubai Women’s Sevens
December 13-15: 2019 South Africa Sevens
December 13-15: 2019 South Africa Women’s Sevens


December 10: Salzburg vs. Liverpool
December 10: Napoli vs. Genk
December 10: Dortmund vs. Slavia Praha
December 10: Internazionale vs. Barcelona
December 10: Lyon vs. Leipzig
December 10: Benfica vs. Zenit
December 10: Chelsea vs. LOSC
December 10: Ajax vs. Valencia

December 11: Dinamo Zagreb vs. Manchester City
December 11: Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Atalanta
December 11: Paris vs. Galatasaray
December 11: Club Brugge vs. Real Madrid
December 11: Bayern vs. Tottenham
December 11: Olympiacos vs. Crvena zvedzda
December 11: Leverkusen vs. Juventus
December 11: Atletico vs. Lokomotiv Moskva


December 1: WWE Starrcade
December 8: NJPW World Tag League Finals
December 13: ROH Final Battle
December 15: TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
December 19-21: NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome