January 2020 Sporting Events Calendar

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Posted: December 2, 2019


Are you ready for some football? Because January is full of it. We have a ton of bowl games leading up to the big National Championship game on January 13th. January also offers up the first three rounds of the NFL playoffs and sets the match-up for the Super Bowl on February 7th.

Basketball is also a major part of January as the NBA and NCAA both have a ton of great games on the schedule. College basketball sees teams jockeying for position as March Madness is getting really close.

This month also features the Snooker Masters, the BDO World Darts Championship, the NHL Winter Classic, and much more.

Professional wrestling sees some of the biggest events of the year with Wrestle Kingdom and Royal Rumble. Plus, big fights in boxing and UFC.

There are a lot of great sporting events in January, let’s take a look at this month’s complete sporting calendar:

Basketball:

The NBA always seems to get really good after the NBA Christmas day games. January offers a ton of great match-ups and even a trip to Paris. A look at some of the best games in January.

January 3: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets
January 8: Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks
January 9: Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers
January 16: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks
January 18: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets
January 20: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics
January 24: Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (in Paris)
January 25: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The college basketball season is also getting dangerously close to some March Madness. Teams are fighting for positioning at this point. There are some great games in January, here are a few to look out for.

January 3: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
January 4: Duke vs. Miami
January 5: St. John’s vs. Xavier
January 5: Michigan vs. Michigan State
January 7: Florida vs. South Carolina
January 8: St. John’s vs. Georgetown
January 11: Baylor vs. Kansas
January 14: Duke vs. Clemson
January 17: Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
January 18: Auburn vs. Florida
January 22: Providence vs. Seton Hall
January 25: Miami vs. North Carolina
January 25: Villanova vs. Providence
January 30: Utah vs. USC

Boxing:

January 10: Ivana Habazin vs. Claressa Shields
January 11: Jesse Hart vs. Joe Smith Jr.
January 18: Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals
January 18: Julian Williams vs. Jeison Rosario
January 30: Ernesto Delgadillo vs. Jade Bornea

Cricket:

January 17-February 9: 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Darts:

January 4-12: 2020 BDO World Darts Championship

Football:

January is all about the playoffs in the NFL. We see the complete playoff rounds leading up to the Super Bowl with games every weekend. Keep your calendar clear for these games.

NFL Playoff Schedule:

January 4: AFC Wild Card
January 4: NFC Wild Card
January 5: AFC Wild Card
January 5: NFC Wild Card
January 11: AFC Divisional Round
January 11: NFC Divisional Round
January 12: AFC Divisional Round
January 12: NFC Divisional Round
January 19: AFC Championship
January 19: NFC Championship

January is also the month where an NCAA Champion is crowned in football. We have a number of bowl games leading up to the Playoff Championship game on January 13th.

College Football Bowl Schedule:

January 1: Vrbo Citrus Bowl
January 1: Outback Bowl
January 1: Rose Bowl
January 1: Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2: TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
January 2: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
January 3: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
January 4: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
January 6: Mobile Alabama Bowl
January 13: College Football Playoff National Championship

Golf:

PGA:

January 2-5: Sentry Tournament of Champions
January 9-12: Sony Open in Hawaii
January 16-19: The American Express
January 23-26: Farmers Insurance Open
January 30-February 2: Waste Management Phoenix Open

European Tour:

January 9-12: South African Open
January 16-19: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
January 23-26: Omega Dubai Desert Classic
January 30-February 2: Saudi International

LPGA:

January 16-19: Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions
January 23-26: Gainbridge LPGA

Champions Tour:

January 16-18: Mitsubishi Electric Championship

Hockey:

The NHL has their All-Star Game this month, but first we have the annual NHL Winter Classic outdoor game. This year’s classic takes place in Texas at the Cotton Bowl as the Stars host the Predators. Nothing says winter quite like Texas in January.

January 1: NHL Winter Classic – Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at the Cotton Bowl
January 2: New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders
January 5: Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
January 6: Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
January 8: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers
January 14: Minnesota WIld vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
January 16: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Minnesota Wild
January 19: Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

January 24: NHL All-Star Skill Competition
January 25: NHL All-Star Game

Mixed Martial Arts:

January 18: UFC 246
January 25: UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos

Motor Sports:

January 18: Formula E – 2020 Santiago ePrix
January 23-26: WRC Monte Carlo Rally

Snooker:

January 12-19: 2020 Masters

Soccer:

January 8-26: 2020 AFC U-23 Championship

January 23: Premier League – Leicester vs. West Ham
January 23: Scottish Premiership – Rangers vs. St. Mirren
January 23: Scottish Premiership – Kilmarnock vs. Celtic
January 26: Serie A – Brescia vs. AC Milan
January 31: Championship – Cardiff vs. Reading

Tennis:

The start of the new tennis season starts up with the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, starting this month.

January 3-20: 2020 ATP Cup
January 20-February 2: 2020 Australian Open

Wrestling:

Two huge wrestling events take place as WWE holds the Royal Rumble and New Japan holds Wrestle Kingdom 14. This year’s Wrestle Kingdom is a two-night event that will see

January 4-5: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14
January 6: NJPW New Year Dash
January 12: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II
January 12: Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill
January 25: WWE Worlds Collide
January 26: WWE Royal Rumble

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