September 2021 Sports Calendar

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September is a big month on the sport calendar. The biggest news is the start of the football season in both the NFL and in college football. The season kicks off with a bang with the champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys. Week one of college football is highlighted by the U of Miami taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Baseball is starting to wrap up this month as well. There are some big races in the American League and National League that could come down to the final weeks of the season.

This will also be an excellent month for combat sports. One of the highlights that I am looking forward to is AEW All Out. This is always a big event and the debut of CM Punk makes it even bigger. There are also two big UFC Vegas shows as well as UFC 266. Boxing fans will also be interested in Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort this month as well as Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk.

NASCAR playoffs, three Formula One races, the finals of the US Open, and the end of the PGA season are just a few of the many events this month.

Let’s take a look at the complete September 2021 sporting events calendar.


The fight for the final playoff spots is on. The Dodgers, Giants, and Padres are all fighting it out in the West and they have some huge series between them this month.

September 4: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
September 8: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
September 11: New York Yankees at New York Mets
September 17: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
September 21: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
September 23: St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
September 28: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves


The NBA is nearly back as training camp starts at the end of this month.

September 28: NBA Training Camp begins

Basketball – WNBA:

The WNBA will finish up its season and begin the 2021 Playoffs.

September 4: Washington at Minnesota
September 5: Las Vegas at Chicago
September 12: Seattle at Los Angeles
September 17: Phoenix at Seattle
September 19: Las Vegas at Phoenix

September 23: Playoffs Begin
September 26: Second round begins
September 28: Semifinals begin


September 4: Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara
September 10: Oscar Valdez vs. Robson Conceicao
September 11: Stephen Fulton vs. Brandon Figueroa
September 11: Sunny Edwards vs. Jayson Mama
September 11: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort
September 11: Kerman Lejarraga vs. Dylan Charrat
September 18: Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jnr
September 25: Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk


September 27 – October 1: Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s


September 9-12: PDC World Cup of Darts

Football – NCAA:

September 2: The Citadel at Coastal Carolina
September 2: Weber State at Utah
September 2: Ohio State at Minnesota
September 2: Southern Utah at Arizona State
September 3: North Carolina at Virginia Tech
September 4: Penn State at Wisconsin
September 4: Oklahoma at Tulane
September 4: Fresno State at Oregon
September 4: Indiana at Iowa
September 4: Miami (FL) vs. Alabama
September 4: Georgia vs. Clemson
September 4: Florida Atlantic at Florida
September 4: LSU at UCLA
September 5: Notre Dame at Florida State

September 11: Oregon at Ohio State
September 11: Florida at USF
September 11: Toledo at Notre Dame
September 11: UAB at Georgia
September 11: Iowa at Iowa State
September 11: Washington at Michigan
September 11: Stanford at USC
September 11: UNLV at Arizona State

September 18: Cincinnati at Indiana
September 18: Nebraska at Oklahoma
September 18: Georgia Tech at Clemson
September 18: Alabama at Florida
September 18: USC at Washington State
September 18: Auburn at Penn State
September 18: Rice at Texas

September 25: Notre Dame vs Wisconsin
September 25: Clemson at NC State
September 25: Southern Miss at Alabama
September 25: Texas A&M vs. Arkansas
September 25: Tennessee at Florida
September 25: North Carolina at Georgia Tech
September 25: Iowa State at Baylor
September 25: Texas Tech at Texas
September 25: West Virginia at Oklahoma
September 25: California at Washington

Football – NFL:


The first week of the NFL season should be a good one with the Cowboys/Bucs, Trevor Lawrence making his NFL debut in Jaguars/Texans, Seahawks/Colts, and Ravens/Raiders.

September 9: Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 12: Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons
September 12: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
September 12: New York Jets at Carolina Panthers
September 12: Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals
September 12: San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions
September 12: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
September 12: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts
September 12: Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans
September 12: Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team
September 12: Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs
September 12: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
September 12: Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
September 12: Denver Broncos at New York Giants
September 12: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams
September 13: Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders


The second week begins with a big NFC East match-up and ends with a big NFC North match-up.

September 16: New York Giants at Washington Football Team
September 19: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
September 19: Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears
September 19: Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns
September 19: Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts
September 19: Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars
September 19: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
September 19: New England Patriots at New York Jets
September 19: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles
September 19: Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers
September 19: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals
September 19: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 19: Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers
September 19: Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks
September 19: Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
September 20: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers


Week 3 will see big NFC match-ups between the Seahawks/Vikings, Packers/49ers, and Eagles/Cowboys.

September 23: Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans
September 26: Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills
September 26: Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns
September 26: Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions
September 26: Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars
September 26: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
September 26: New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots
September 26: Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants
September 26: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
September 26: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
September 26: New York Jets at Denver Broncos
September 26: Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders
September 26: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams
September 26: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings
September 26: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
September 27: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys


Trevor Lawrence makes his primetime debut in the last game of September.

September 30: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals

Golf – PGA:

It all comes down to this, the TOUR Championship will finish up the championship season.

September 2-5: TOUR Championship
September 24-26: Ryder Cup

Golf – European Tour:

September 2-5: DS Automobiles Italian Open
September 9-12: BMW PGA Championship
September 16-19: Dutch Open
September 30 – October 3: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Golf – LPGA:

September 4-6: Solheim Cup
September 16-19: Cambia Portland Classic
September 24-26: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

Golf – Champions Tour:

September 10-12: Ascension Charity Classic
September 17-19: Sanford International
September 24-26: PURE Insurance Championship


Hockey is right around the corner as the NHL preseason kicks off on the 25th.

September 25: NHL Preseason begins

Mixed Martial Arts:

Dana White’s Contender Series will continue on ESPN this month. September has some big UFC events as well as Bellator.

September 4: UFC Vegas 36 – Brunson vs. Till
September 7: Dana White’s Contender Series Season 5 – Week 2
September 14: Dana White’s Contender Series Season 5 – Week 3
September 18: Bellator 266 – Davis vs. Romero
September 18: UFC Vegas 37 – Smith vs. Spann
September 25: UFC 266

Motor Sports – Formula One:

September 5: Dutch Grand Prix
September 12: Italian Grand Prix
September 26: Russian Grand Prix

Motor Sports – NASCAR:

We’re getting down towards the end of the 2021 NASCAR season. It starts with the round of sixteen and will be down to twelve by the end of the month.

September 5: Cook Out Southern 500 (Playoffs – Round of 16)
September 11: Federated Auto Parts 400 (Playoffs – Round of 16)
September 18: Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Playoffs – Round of 16)
September 26: South Point 400 (Playoffs – Round of 12)

Soccer – Champions League:

There are two weekends of Champions League action in September.

September 14: BSC Young Boys vs. Manchester United
September 14: Sevilla FC vs. RB Salzburg
September 14: Dynamo Kiev vs. Benfica
September 14: Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich
September 14: Lille vs. VfL Wolfsburg
September 14: Malmö vs. Juventus
September 14: Chelsea vs. Zenit St Petersburg
September 14: Villarreal vs. Atalanta

September 15: Beşiktaş vs. Borussia Dortmund
September 15: Sheriff Tiraspol vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
September 15: Club Brugge vs. Paris Saint-Germain
September 15: Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig
September 15: Atletico Madrid vs. FC Porto
September 15: Liverpool vs. AC Milan
September 15: Sporting CP vs. Ajax Amsterdam
September 15: Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid

September 28: Ajax Amsterdam vs. Beşiktaş
September 28: Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Inter Milan
September 28: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester City
September 28: RB Leipzig vs. Club Brugge
September 28: FC Porto vs. Liverpool
September 28: AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid
September 28: Borussia Dortmund vs. Sporting CP
September 28: Real Madrid vs. Sheriff Tiraspol

September 29: Atalanta vs. BSC Young Boys
September 29: Zenit St Petersburg vs. Malmö
September 29: Bayern Munich vs. Dynamo Kiev
September 29: Benfica vs. Barcelona
September 29: Manchester United vs. Villarreal
September 29: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Sevilla FC
September 29: RB Salzburg vs. Lille
September 29: Juventus vs. Chelsea

Soccer – Premier League:

Three big weekends of Premier League action is on the schedule. Big games include Leicester vs. Man City, Spurs vs. Chelsea, and Arsenal v Spurs.

September 11: Crystal Palace v Spurs
September 11: Arsenal v Norwich
September 11: Brentford v Brighton
September 11: Leicester v Man City
September 11: Man Utd v Newcastle
September 11: Southampton v West Ham
September 11: Watford v Wolves
September 11: Chelsea v Aston Villa
September 12: Leeds v Liverpool
September 13: Everton v Burnley

September 17: Newcastle v Leeds
September 18: Wolves v Brentford
September 18: Burnley v Arsenal
September 18: Liverpool v Crystal Palace
September 18: Man City v Southampton
September 18: Norwich v Watford
September 18: Aston Villa v Everton
September 19: Brighton v Leicester
September 19: West Ham v Man Utd
September 19: Spurs v Chelsea

September 25: Chelsea v Man City
September 25: Everton v Norwich
September 25: Leeds v West Ham
September 25: Leicester v Burnley
September 25: Man Utd v Aston Villa
September 25: Watford v Newcastle
September 25: Brentford v Liverpool
September 26: Southampton v Wolves
September 26: Arsenal v Spurs
September 27: Crystal Palace v Brighton

Soccer – MLS:

September 3: Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers
September 4: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas
September 11: Colorado Rapids at LA Galaxy
September 17: Inter Miami CF at New York Red Bulls
September 19: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC
September 26: Sporting Kansas City at Seattle Sounders FC
September 29: Los Angeles FC at Portland Timbers


The final Grand Slam of the year will come to a close this month.

August 30 – September 12: US Open
September 24-26: Laver Cup


Professional wrestling stays hot with big events from New Japan Pro Wrestling, AEW, and WWE.

September 4-5: NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam
September 5: AEW All Out
September 18 – October 21: NJPW G1 Climax 31
September 26: WWE Extreme Rules