Changes to 2014 Jimmy V Classic With Illinois Joining Indiana, Villanova and Louisville
June 2, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Indiana will play Louisville in the second game of the 2014 Jimmy V Classic at MSG as originally scheduled, but Illinois will replace Maryland in the event and will play Villanova in the first game.
Illinois is a replacement for fellow Big Ten school Maryland which had to drop out because of scheduling issues. It was announced Monday that Maryland will be in the 2016 Jimmy V Classic.
The doubleheader will conclude the eighth annual Jimmy V Week, an initiative by ESPN on its various platforms to help raise funds for cancer research. In seven years, Jimmy V Week has generated over $8 million in total contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, including a record-setting $1.8 million in 2013.
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and former commentator Jim Valvano who led North Carolina State to the 1983 national championship and died from cancer in 1993.
Story taken from Associated Press
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