Progressive Insurance has signed an agreement to be the title sponsor of the 2011 Progressive CBE Classic. The tournament features 12 teams, including Georgia, California, Missouri and Notre Dame.
Georgia will host two games in Athens before facing California in the semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Hoop Dawgs will host the Bowling Green Falcons on Sunday, November 13 (6:00 p.m. ET – ESPNU) to kick off the Athens Regional. UGA will then host South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Wednesday, November 16 (7:00 p.m. ET).
Georgia will face California in the semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday, November 21 (7:30 p.m. ET – ESPN2). They will then face either Missouri or Notre Dame in the championship game or the consolation game on Tuesday, November 22.
From the CBE release:
“Progressive car insurance is one of the most recognizable brand names in the country and we are proud that it will be the title sponsor of the Progressive CBE Classic,” says Rick Giles, Gazelle Group president. “Year in and year out this event has been one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the college basketball season. Our association with Progressive will further enhance the event.”
“Every year, the CBE Classic marks the start of the college basketball season with some of the best athletes in college sports, and we’re proud to be a part of this annual tradition,” says Dan Witalec, Progressive’s media business leader. “On behalf of Progressive’s 25,000 employees and 30,000 independent agencies, good luck to all the teams in this year’s tournament.”