SALT LAKE CITY –
Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment officials announced today the schedule for the second edition of the Zions Bank Beehive Classic on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Utah Runnin' Utes will play BYU at noon followed by Utah State University against Weber State University at 2:30 p.m. (MT).
Public ticket sales begin Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. MT through each of the participating schools' athletic department ticket offices, Vivint Smart Home Arena box office and online at www.vivintarena.com
. Ticket purchases provide entry for two games.
A portion of the proceeds from the inaugural Zions Bank Beehive Classic last year netted a $30,000 total contribution to the scholarship funds of the four participating universities.
"Vivint Smart Home Arena is excited to host these four great in-state schools and their fans in a community celebration of basketball," said Jim Olson, president of Vivint Smart Home Arena, the 18,306-seat downtown Salt Lake City venue and home of the Utah Jazz. "The Zions Bank Beehive Classic is a unique opportunity to bring these teams together in one place for a college basketball showcase."
Both games will be televised with a complete broadcast schedule to be released at a later date. Each school will also have its own radio broadcast.
The Zions Bank Beehive Classic features the four teams playing in an annual doubleheader each December from 2017-19. The schools rotate opponents in a round-robin format over the three years. Last December, Utah defeated Utah State 77-67 in the opener and BYU held off Weber State 74-68 in the second game before 7,729 fans.
Beehive Classic Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
BYU vs. Utah, 12 p.m. MT
Utah State vs. Weber State, 2:30 p.m. MT