Best Upset ESPY Award

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The Best Upset ESPY Award was conferred once each in 2004 and 2005 and annually since 2007 to the team in a regular season or playoff game or series contested professionally under the auspices of one of the four major North American leagues or collegiately under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association adjudged to have completed the best, most significant, or most impressive upset in a given calendar year.

In 2004, award selections were made by fans voting over the Internet or at relevant sporting events from amongst choices determined by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, ESPN personalities, and retired sportspersons, whilst since 2005 voting has been undertaken by fans exclusively over the Internet from amongst choices determined by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee. The ESPY Awards ceremony is conducted in June and awards conferred reflect performance and achievement over the twelve months previous to presentation.

List of winners[edit]

Year of
award
Game or event Date(s) Competition or league Sport Winner Loser Score or result
2004 2004 NBA Finals June 6, 2004–June 15, 2004 National Basketball Association Basketball Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers Four games to one in best-of-seven-game series
2005 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament first round March 18, 2005 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball Bucknell Bison Kansas Jayhawks 64-63
2006 Not awarded
2007 2007 NBA Playoffs, Western Conference first round April 22, 2007—May 3, 2007 National Basketball Association Basketball Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks Four games to two in best-of-seven-game series
2008 Super Bowl XLII February 3, 2008 National Football League American football New York Giants New England Patriots 17-14
2009 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup semifinal June 24, 2009 Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) Soccer United States men's national soccer team Spain men's national soccer team 2-0
2010 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament second round March 20, 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball Northern Iowa Panthers Kansas Jayhawks 69-67
2011 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Southwest Regional Final[1] March 27, 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball Virginia Commonwealth Rams Kansas Jayhawks 71-61
2012 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs June 12, 2012 National Hockey League Hockey Los Angeles Kings Four teams Defeat West's top 3 seeds to win Stanley Cup as #8 seed
2013 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament South Regional 2nd Round March 22, 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Georgetown Hoyas 78-68
2014 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional 2nd Round March 21, 2014 National College Athletic Association Division I Basketball Mercer Bears Duke Blue Devils 78-71

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki win at ESPYs". ESPN.com. July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.