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Coaches vs. Cancer

  1. Oakland head coach Greg Kampe’s cancer fundraiser brings in $161,000

    May 7, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Dinner and a round of golf with Kampe went for $30,000, with bidding for the same opportunity with Tom Izzo closing at $19,000.

  2. Wisconsin raises more than $276,000 for cancer research

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT

    Bo Ryan

    Wisconsin held its third annual “Shooting Down Cancer” event Wednesday, with their goal being to #MakeBoPay.

  3. Never-ending fight against cancer a personal one for Penn State’s Patrick Chambers

    May 31, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Patrick Chambers, D.J. Newbaill

    Friday’s Coaches vs. Cancer golf event at Penn State was an especially personal affair for head coach Patrick Chambers.

  4. Nebraska sets Bone Marrow Awareness Day for Sunday

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tim Miles

    The Nebraska basketball program is taking advantage of the NABC Suits and Sneakers weekend by teaming up with the American Cancer Society on Sunday when the Huskers host Minnesota in a Big Ten contest Fans and students are encouraged to help the Huskers and the American Cancer Society in their ways to raise awareness for…

  5. Basketball community bands together in support of Akron director of basketball ops Dan Peters

    Jan 24, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

    Akron Athletics

    In mid-December Akron director of basketball operations Dan Peters went on leave after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, leaving the Zips without a man who has more than three decades of coaching experience at the college level. With this being Coaches vs. Cancer “Suits and Sneakers” weekend, the event takes on added meaning for Keith…

  6. Marquette to wear special uniforms Saturday against No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 23, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT


    This coming weekend is an important one in college basketball, and not solely because of some of the big conference match-ups on the docket. It’s also the Coaches vs. Cancer’s “Suits and Sneakers” weekend, with many coaching staffs across the country eschewing the standard dress shoes for sneakers in support of the fight against cancer.…

  7. Wisconsin draws strength from team manager who’s beaten cancer

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Ryan watches as his team scores a three-point basket during the second half of their NCAA men's college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines in Chicago, Illinois

    While the average college basketball fan doesn’t tend to pay a great deal of attention to team managers, the fact of the matter is that those students play an integral role in the success of a program. More than simply the undergrad who hands out towels and sports drinks to fatigued players, student managers have…