October 2023 Sports Calendar: Fall Guys

The World Series headlines a busy month of sports action that also includes oodles of NFL and NCAAF games, the return of the NHL and NBA, UFC 294, and the WNBA playoffs.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2023 8:07 AM ET Read Time: 3 min
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Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was opening a brand new box of Pot of Gold chocolates on Christmas morning. My siblings and I would carefully consult the guide on the lid to decide which delicious bonbon we'd devour first. My brother, whose tastes were more refined than our own, invariably went for the dark truffle, while my sister always chose the almond cream. I personally favored the hard caramel, despite the fact it had the consistency of liquid cement and generally resulted in a lost filling. 

October's sports schedule is a lot like those boxes: It truly has something for everyone. Football lovers can delight in NFL, NCAAF, and CFL action. Diehard baseball fans can enjoy four rounds of postseason action culminating in the World Series. Hoops heads can look forward to the return of the NBA as well as the continuation of the WNBA playoffs. Hockey aficionados have another full season of the NHL to watch. Even race fans have something to gear up for, with high-profile F1 races in Qatar, the United States, and Mexico.

That's quite an assortment, and it would be easy to miss an event (or three) with so much going on. Fortunately, we're here to help. Stay on top of all upcoming games and tournaments next month with our freshly updated October sports calendar below. 

Final day of the MLB regular season
October 1
Various venues

NASCAR YellaWood 500
October 1
Talladega Superspeedway (Talladega, AL)

MLB Wild Card round
October 3-5
Venues TBD

NCAAF Week 6
October 4-7
Various venues

PGA Sanderson Farms Championship
October 5-8
Country Club of Jackson (Jackson, MS)

NFL Week 5
October 5-9
Various venues

CFL Week 18
October 6-9
Various venues

UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs. Green
October 7
UFC APEX (Las Vegas, NV)

American League Division Series and National League Division Series
October 7-14
Venues TBD

F1 Qatar Grand Prix
October 8
Losail International Circuit (Doha, Qatar)

NASCAR Bank of America ROVAL 400
October 8
Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course (Concord, NC)

NCAAF Week 7
October 10-14
Various venues

PGA Shriners Children's Open
October 12-15
TPC Summerlin (Las Vegas, NV)

NFL Week 6
October 12-16
Various venues

CFL Week 19
October 13-14
Various venues

LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah
October 13-15
Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia)

UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza
October 14
UFC APEX (Las Vegas, NV)

NASCAR South Point 400
October 15
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, NV)

American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series
October 15-24
Venues TBD

NCAAF Week 8
October 17-21
Various venues

PGA Zozo Championship
October 19-22
Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club (Chiba, Japan)

NFL Week 7
October 19-23
Various venues

Last possible WNBA Finals date
October 20
Venue TBD

LIV Golf Invitational Miami
October 20-22
Trump National Doral Golf Course (Doral, FL)

UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2
October 21
Etihad Arena (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

CFL Week 20
October 20-21
Various venues

F1 United States Grand Prix
October 22
Circuit of the Americas (Del Valle, TX)

NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami
October 22
Homestead-Miami Speedway (Homestead, FL)

NCAAF Week 9
October 24-28
Various venues

NFL Week 8
October 26-30
Various venues

CFL Week 21
October 27-28
Various venues

MLB World Series
October 27-November 4
Venues TBD

Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
October 28
Boulevard Hall (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Rugby World Cup Final
October 28
Stade de France (Saint-Denis, France) 

F1 Mexico City Grand Prix
October 29
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico City, Mexico)

NASCAR Xfinity 500
October 29
Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville, VA)

NHL Heritage Classic: Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers
October 29
Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton, AB)

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