Sports Calendar for December 2023

November 27, 2023

In 2023, the U.S. sports scene was a rollercoaster of excitement and triumphs. From stunning victories in basketball and baseball to breakthroughs in soccer and tennis, American athletes shone brightly throughout the year. As we close out the year, the focus now shifts to the sports events of December 2023.

This month packs a punch with major events in various sports, marking the end of an eventful year. So, what is left of the sports calendar 2023, and how has the year been so far? We will also take a look at the best sportsbooks promos you can claim until end of year. 

December 2023 Sports Calendar

EventSportDateLocation
NFL Week 13FootballNovember 30 - December 4Various venues
NCAAF Pac-12 Championship GameFootball01-DecAllegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)
NCAAF Week 14FootballDecember 1-2Various venues
NCAAF Big 12 Championship GameFootball02-DecAT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
NCAAF SEC Championship Game: Georgia vs. AlabamaFootball02-DecMercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)
NCAAF ACC Championship GameFootball02-DecBank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
NCAAF Big Ten Championship GameFootball02-DecLucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
NCAAF MAC Championship Game: Miami (OH) vs. ToledoFootball02-DecFord Field (Detroit, MI)
NCAAF Mountain West Championship GameFootball02-DecVenue TBD
NBA In-Season Tournament East & West SemifinalsBasketball07-DecT-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
NFL Week 14FootballDecember 7-11Various venues
PGA Grant Thornton InvitationalGolfDecember 8-10Tiburon Golf Club (Naples, FL)
NCAAF Week 15: Army vs. NavyFootball09-DecGillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)
NBA In-Season Tournament FinalBasketball09-DecT-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
UFC Fight Night: Song Yadong vs. Chris GutierrezMixed Martial Arts09-DecShanghai Indoor Stadium (Shanghai, China)
Regis Prograis vs. Devin Haney junior welterweight title fightBoxing09-DecChase Center (San Francisco, CA)
PGA Tour Q-School presented by Korn FerryGolfDecember 14-17TPC Sawgrass (Pointe Verda Beach, FL)
NFL Week 15FootballDecember 14-18Various venues
Myrtle Beach BowlFootball16-DecBrooks Stadium (Conway, SC)
New Orleans BowlFootball16-DecCaesars Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
Cure BowlFootball16-DecFBC Mortgage Stadium (Orlando, FL)
New Mexico BowlFootball16-DecUniversity Stadium (Albuquerque, NM)
LA BowlFootball16-DecSoFi Stadium (Inglewood, CA)
Independence BowlFootball16-DecIndependence Stadium (Shreveport, LA)
UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs. Colby CovingtonMixed Martial Arts16-DecT-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
Famous Toastery BowlFootball18-DecThomas A. Robinson National Stadium (Nassau, NP)
Frisco BowlFootball19-DecToyota Stadium (Frisco, TX)
Boca Raton BowlFootball21-DecFAU Stadium (Boca Raton, FL)
NFL Week 16FootballDecember 21-25Various venues
Gasparilla BowlFootball22-DecRaymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
Birmingham BowlFootball23-DecProtective Stadium (Birmingham, AL)
Camellia BowlFootball23-DecCramton Bowl (Montgomery, AL)
Armed Forces BowlFootball23-DecAmon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, TX)
Famous Idaho Potato BowlFootball23-DecAlbertsons Stadium (Boise, ID)
68 Ventures BowlFootball23-DecHancock Whitney Stadium (Mobile, AL)
Las Vegas BowlFootball23-DecSoFi Stadium (Inglewood, CA)
Hawai'i BowlFootball23-DecClarence T. Ching Athletics Complex (Honolulu, HI)
Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales junior featherweight title fightBoxing26-DecAriake Arena (Tokyo, Japan)
Quick Lane BowlFootball26-DecFord Field (Detroit, MI)
First Responder BowlFootball26-DecGerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas, TX)
Guaranteed Rate BowlFootball26-DecChase Field (Phoenix, AZ)
Military BowlFootball27-DecNavy-Marines Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD)
Duke's Mayo BowlFootball27-DecBank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
Holiday BowlFootball27-DecPetco Park (San Diego, CA)
Texas BowlFootball27-DecNRG Stadium (Houston, TX)
Pinstripe BowlFootball28-DecYankee Stadium (Bronx, NY)
Pop-Tarts BowlFootball28-DecCamping World Stadium (Orlando, FL)
Alamo BowlFootball28-DecAlamodome (San Antonio, TX)
Gator BowlFootball29-DecTIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, FL)
Sun BowlFootball29-DecSun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
Liberty BowlFootball29-DecSimmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Memphis, TN)
Cotton Bowl ClassicFootball29-DecAT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
Peach BowlFootball30-DecMercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)
Music City BowlFootball30-DecNissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)
Orange BowlFootball30-DecHard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)
Arizona BowlFootball30-DecArizona Stadium (Tucson, AZ)

 

Best Sportsbook Promos

As you can see, there are plenty of sports events to bet on until the end of the year. What makes this a great time of the year for betting is that there are so many promos you can combine your bets with. Below, we have listed the top sportsbooks in the US and their current betting promotions.

SportsbookPromotionPromo Code
DraftKings
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Year in review January to November

2023 was a landmark year for sports, with several significant events. The year saw the first combined cycling world championships, including all disciplines except Cyclo-cross, and the first mixed-sex United Cup in tennis. The year also saw the first edition of the Francophone Games, a competition for athletes from French-speaking countries. In addition, several major Continental multi-sports events were held this year, one year ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. These included the Pan American Games, European Games, Asian Games, and Pacific Games.

NFL

NFL Quarterback, fully packed stadium

The 2023 NFL season, marking the 104th season of the National Football League, commenced on September 7, 2023, with the defending Super Bowl LVII champion Kansas City losing to Detroit in the NFL Kickoff Game. The season is scheduled to conclude on January 7, 2024​.

Significant player movements occurred during free agency, including quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett, Derek Carr, and Jimmy Garoppolo; running backs Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott, and Melvin Gordon; and wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins switching teams​.

There were also notable trades, such as Aaron Rodgers moving to the New York Jets and Jalen Ramsey to Miami​.

The season witnessed the retirement of legendary figures like Tom Brady, A. J. Green, Gerald McCoy, and J. J. Watt​.

The 2023 NFL Draft was held in Kansas City, Missouri, with quarterback Bryce Young from Alabama being the first overall selection by Carolina​.

Check our promo guide for an overview of the best NFL sportsbook promos

NBA

Basketball

The 2023 NBA season concluded with the Denver Nuggets winning the championship and celebrating with a parade in Colorado. Key moments from the season include:

Denver Nuggets' Championship: They emerged as the last team, winning the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

Miami Heat's Overperformance: Despite a disappointing regular season, they made a significant playoff impact, including an upset over the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.

Sacramento Kings' Success: They became a top-seven team for the first time since 2003, led by Coach Mike Brown, who won Coach of the Year.

Golden State Warriors' Struggles: Following a pre-season conflict and one of the league's worst road records, they were eliminated by the LA Lakers in the second round.

Joel Embiid's MVP Controversy: He won the MVP award despite Nikola Jokic being a strong contender.

Ja Morant's Suspension: The Memphis Grizzlies' star faced a 25-game suspension for gun-related incidents.

LeBron James' Record-Breaking: He surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time points record.

Contentious Moments: A missed call in a game between the Lakers and Celtics led to controversy and investigation.

Zion Williamson's Absence: He missed a significant part of the season due to injury, impacting the New Orleans Pelicans' performance​

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Other Sports

FIFA Women's World Cup - The women's national football team of Spain, also referred to as the Spanish national football team, has been participating in international women's football tournaments on behalf of Spain since 1980. The team is under the management of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the official organization responsible for overseeing football in Spain.

MLB - The series commenced on October 27 and concluded on November 1, with the Texas Rangers emerging victorious in five games. This win marked the Rangers' first World Series title since the team was established in 1961.

Rugby World Cup - The national rugby union team of South Africa, widely recognized as the Springboks, represents the country in rugby union and is managed by the South African Rugby Union. They are known for their distinctive green and gold jerseys paired with white shorts. The team's symbol is the Springbok, a native antelope and the national animal of South Africa.

Stanley Cup Playoffs - The playoffs began on April 17, 2023, three days after the end of the regular season, and concluded on June 13, 2023, with the Vegas Golden Knights winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, defeating the Florida Panthers four games to one in the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

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Jake Williams is a sports gambling expert. He's been writing in the sports betting and DFS industry for over a decade. He specializes in MLB and NBA, along with College Basketball and College Football.