December 2020 Sporting Events Calendar

After months of more sports than anyone could possibly watch, December calms down quite a bit. This month will mainly be highlighted by football as the NFL gets down to the final weeks of the season. Can Tom Brady get his new team to the playoffs? Will the Chiefs set themselves up for another run to the Super Bowl? Does anyone want to win the NFC East? The final few weeks of the season should be good.

The NFL isn’t the only football this month, we also have the final couple of weeks of college football followed by the Conference Championship games. December 18th and 19th should be a great weekend of football as we figure out the College Football Championship teams. The end of the month will also see the first few bowl games.

Basketball makes its return this month as well with the 2020-21 NCAA basketball season kicking off. We are also going to potentially see the NBA return which is going to be very interesting to see for teams like the Lakers and Heat who would normally had a much longer layoff. The NBA is targetting their annual Christmas day games for the start so stay tuned to see what happens there.

There are some big fights as well with Anthony Joshua defending his heavyweight championships against Kubrat Pulev at the O2 in London. UFC will also bring UFC 256 with Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson announced so far.

December also features a ton of big soccer matches as the Premier League and UEFA Champions League continue their schedules. This month also features the U.S. Women’s Open in the LPGA, the final two Formula One races of the year, and much more.

The complete sports schedule for December 2020 is below.


The NBA is potentially restarting between December 22 and December 25.

Basketball – NCAA Men’s:

Completee schedules for all the conferences aren’t out yet due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but these are a few of the games that look like early winners.

December 1: Oklahoma State at Marquette
December 1: Kentucky at Kansas
December 2: Florida at Oklahoma
December 5: Gonzaga vs Baylor
December 11: Omaha at Kansas
December 12: Florida A&M at Oklahoma
December 12: TCU vs Texas A&M
December 17: Kansas at Texas Tech
December 18: Iowa State at West Virginia
December 22: West Virginia at Kansas


This month’s boxing is highlighted by the big Kubrat Pulev vs. Anthony Joshua fight. Joshua will be defending the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO world champion against the mandatory challenger Pulev. The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London.

December 4: Martin Murray vs. Billy Joe Saunders
December 5: Danny Garcia vs. Errol Spence Jr.
December 5: Luke Campbell vs. Ryan Garcia
December 12: Nonito Donaire vs. Nordine Ouballi
December 12: Kubrat Pulev vs. Anthony Joshua

Football – NCAA:

A big month of college football with the final few weeks of regular season play followed by the conference championship games and then the beginning of bowl season.

December 4: Washington State at USC
December 5: Ohio State at Michigan State
December 5: Indiana at Wisconsin
December 5: North Carolina at Miami (FL)

December 12: LSU at Florida
December 12: Notre Dame at Wake Forest
December 12: Michigan State at Penn State
December 12: Oklahoma State at Baylor

December 12 or 19: Big 12 Championship
December 18: Pac-12 Championship
December 19: SEC Championship
December 19: Big Ten Championship

December 19: Cure Bowl
December 19: Camellia Bowl
December 29: Valero Alamo Bowl
December 30: Goodyear Cotton Bowl
December 31: The the Tiger Sun Bowl

Football – NFL:

The NFL weeks 13-16 of the season will take place as we gear up for the NFL Playoffs. Teams will be jockeying for seeding and trying to clinch the final playoff spots.

December 6: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
December 6: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
December 6: New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers
December 7: Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers

December 13: Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers
December 13: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
December 14: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

December 20: Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers
December 20: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
December 20: Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints
December 21: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

December 25: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
December 27: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions
December 27: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
December 27: Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks
December 27: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
December 28: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

Golf – PGA:

The last two PGA events of 2020 takes place during the first weekend of the month.

December 3-6: Hero World Challenge
December 3-6: Mayakoba Golf Classic

Golf – European Tour:

The Australian PGA Championship highlights this month in the European Tour.

December 5-8: Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open
December 19-22: Australian PGA Championship

Golf – LPGA:

The biggest golf event of the month has to be the U.S. Women’s Open taking place from the 10th to 13th. Th event will take place at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.

December 3-6: Volunteers of America Classic
December 10-13: U.S. Women’s Open
December 17-20: CME Group Tour Championship

Golf – Champions Tour Golf:

December 17-20: PNC Championship

Horse Racing:

December 26: King George VI Chase

Mixed Martial Arts:

UFC 256 will be highlight by Amanda Nunes taking on Mgan Anderson, Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling, and Marvin Vettori against Ronaldo Souza.

December 12: UFC 256

Motor Sports – Formula One:

We’re down to the final two Grand Prix events of the year for Formula One as Lewis Hamilton looks to claim another driver championship.

December 6: Sakhir Grand Prix
December 13: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Soccer – Premier League:

A big month of Premier League action, highlighted by a nice spread of matches on Boxing Day.

December 5: Aston Villa v Newcastle
December 5: Brighton v Southampton
December 5: Burnley v Everton
December 5: Chelsea v Leeds
December 5: Liverpool v Wolves
December 5: Man City v Fulham
December 5: Sheffield United v Leicester
December 5: Tottenham v Arsenal
December 5: West Brom v Crystal Palace
December 5: West Ham v Man Utd

December 12: Arsenal v Burnley
December 12: Crystal Palace v Tottenham
December 12: Everton v Chelsea
December 12: Fulham v Liverpool
December 12: Leeds v West Ham
December 12: Leicester v Brighton
December 12: Man Utd v Man City
December 12: Newcastle v West Brom
December 12: Southampton v Sheffield United
December 12: Wolves v Aston Villa

December 15: Arsenal v Southampton
December 15: Aston Villa v Burnley
December 15: Fulham v Brighton
December 15: Leeds v Newcastle
December 15: Leicester v Everton
December 15: Sheffield United v Man Utd
December 15: West Ham v Crystal Palace
December 15: Wolves v Chelsea

December 16: Liverpool v Tottenham
December 16: Man City v West Brom

December 19: Brighton v Sheffield United
December 19: Burnley v Wolves
December 19: Chelsea v West Ham
December 19: Crystal Palace v Liverpool
December 19: Everton v Arsenal
December 19: Man Utd v Leeds
December 19: Newcastle v Fulham
December 19: Southampton v Man City
December 19: Tottenham v Leicester
December 19: West Brom v Aston Villa

December 26: Arsenal v Chelsea
December 26: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
December 26: Fulham v Southampton
December 26: Leeds v Burnley
December 26: Leicester v Man Utd
December 26: Liverpool v West Brom
December 26: Man City v Newcastle
December 26: Sheffield United v Everton
December 26: West Ham v Brighton
December 26: Wolves v Tottenham

December 28: Brighton v Arsenal
December 28: Burnley v Sheffield United
December 28: Chelsea v Aston Villa
December 28: Crystal Palace v Leicester
December 28: Everton v Man City
December 28: Man Utd v Wolves
December 28: Newcastle v Liverpool
December 28: Southampton v West Ham
December 28: Tottenham v Fulham
December 28: West Brom v Leeds

Soccer – UEFA Champions League:

The Champions League rolls on and before the end of the month we will get down to the final sixteen teams.

December 1: Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Red Bull Salzburg
December 1: Shakhtar vs. Real Madrid
December 1: Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich
December 1: Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Inter Milan
December 1: Porto vs. Manchester City
December 1: Marseille vs. Olympiacos
December 1: Liverpool vs. Ajax
December 1: Atalanta vs. Midtjylland

December 2: Krasnodar vs. Rennes
December 2: Istanbul Basaksehir vs. RB Leipzig
December 2: Sevilla vs. Chelsea
December 2: Borussia Dortmund vs. Lazio
December 2: Club Brugge vs. Zenit
December 2: Juventus vs. Dynamo Kiev
December 2: Ferencvaros vs. Barcelona
December 2: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

December 8: Zenit vs. Borussia Dortmund
December 8: Lazio vs. Club Brugge
December 8: Chelsea vs. Krasnodar
December 8: Rennes vs. Sevilla
December 8: Barcelona vs. Juventus
December 8: Dynamo Kiev vs. Ferencvaros
December 8: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Istanbul Basaksehir
December 8: RB Leipzig vs. Manchester United

December 9: Ajax vs. Atalanta
December 9: Midtjylland vs. Liverpool
December 9: Bayern Munich vs. Lokomotiv Moscow
December 9: Red Bull Salzburg vs. Atletico Madrid
December 9: Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
December 9: Inter Milan vs. Shakhtar
December 9: Manchester City vs. Marseille
December 9: Olympiacos vs. Porto

December 14: Round of 16 draw


New Japan Pro Wrestling is holding their annual World Tag League and Best of the Super Juniors tournaments simultaneously this month and both will wrap up before the end of the month. This month also features two big WWE events including WWE TLC, their final major event of the year.

November 15-December 11: NJPW World Tag League/Best of the Super Junior
December 6: NXT TakeOver
December 20: WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs

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