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Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Championship Rounds
November 21-22, 2014
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

Host Rounds at Host School - November 2014

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Championship Rounds
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

November 21 - 22, 2014

 



About Coaches vs. Cancer

The Coaches vs. Cancer program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. This program provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society's lifesaving efforts to help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back through legislative action at the local, state, and national levels. Since 1993, high school and college coaches across the country have raised nearly $87 million to support the Society's fight against cancer. College basketball coaches spend hours planning and preparing for their opponents. Each year, members of the NABC also spend tireless hours to prepare a game plan off the court in the fight against cancer through their involvement with the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

www.CoachesVsCancer.org

Barlcays Center

Barclays Center

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will host the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds. 

The 675,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue will be home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

www.BarclaysCenter.com

GET INVOLVED

Visit CoachesVsCancer.org to find out how to get involved with the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Since 1993, coaches have helped raise more than $87 million for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Learn more at www.Cancer.org or call us anytime day or night at 800-227-2345.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic Field Finalized

--Duke headlines the field at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on November 21st and 22nd--

truTV to Exclusively Televise All Four Games

BROOKLYN (September 12, 2014) – The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society® announced today that the field for the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, has been set.  The event, with the four championship round games televised exclusively on truTV, will benefit the American Cancer Society® to support its mission to save more lives and help finish the fight against cancer.   

Duke, Stanford, Temple and UNLV will serve as the four Regional Round hosts for this year’s  Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, with the opening round games beginning on November 14th.  Each team will begin play on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds on November 21-22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. 

Joining Duke, Stanford, Temple and UNLV in the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic are American, Fairfield, Louisiana Tech, Morehead State, Presbyterian, Sam Houston State, South Dakota and Wofford.  Fairfield and Louisiana Tech will serve as Sub-regional Round hosts for games played November 21-23.

truTV, a division of the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., will exclusively televise the semifinal doubleheader featuring Stanford and UNLV on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:00 pm (ET), followed by Duke and Temple.  The next evening, Saturday, Nov. 22, truTV will televise the consolation game at 7:00 pm (ET), followed by the championship game. 

Tickets for the championship round games at Barclays Center may be purchased by visiting www.cvcclassic.com, www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. 

For more information on the 2014 Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic.  

 

---- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ----
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
 Semifinal Doubleheader   Championship Doubleheader
Friday, November 21 – 7:00 PM ET   Saturday, November 22 – 7:00 PM ET
Stanford vs. UNLV (TruTV)   Consolation Game (TruTV)   
Temple vs. Duke (TruTV)    Championship Game (TruTV)
     
---- HOST ROUNDS ----
Durham Regional Rounds   Palo Alto Regional Rounds 
Cameron Indoor Stadium – Durham, NC   Maples Pavilion – Palo Alto, CA
Friday, November 14 – 6:00 PM ET   Friday, November 14 – 9:00 PM PT
Presbyterian at Duke    Wofford at Stanford
Saturday, November 15 – 8:00 PM ET   Sunday, November 16 – 3:00 PM PT
Fairfield at Duke      South Dakota at Stanford
     
Philadelphia Regional Rounds   Las Vegas Regional Rounds
Liacouras Center – Philadelphia, PA   Thomas & Mack Center – Las Vegas, NV
Friday, November 14 – 7:30 PM ET   Friday, November 14 – 10:00 PM ET
American at Temple    Morehead State at UNLV
Monday, November 17 – 7:00 PM ET   Sunday, November 16 – 8:00 PM ET
Louisiana Tech at Temple    Sam Houston State at UNLV
     
     
---- SUBREGIONAL ROUNDS ----
Fairfield Subregional Rounds             Ruston Subregional Rounds
Arena at Harbor Yard – Fairfield, CT   Thomas Assembly Center – Ruston, LA
Friday, November 21 – 7:00 PM ET   Friday, November 21 – 7:30 PM ET
Wofford at Fairfield   Morehead State at Louisiana Tech
Sam Houston State vs. South Dakota    American vs. Presbyterian
Saturday, November 22 – 5:00 PM ET                      Saturday, November 22 – 7:00 PM ET 
South Dakota vs. Wofford   American at Louisiana Tech
Sam Houston State at Fairfield   Presbyterian vs. Morehead State
Sunday, November 23 – 12:00 PM ET   Sunday, November 23 – 1:30 PM ET
Wofford vs. Sam Houston State    Morehead State vs. American
South Dakota at Fairfield   Presbyterian at Louisiana Tech

About the Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-17 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites.  The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.   The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

 

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

NABC Contact:

Rick Leddy, Director of Public Relations

203-815-2437 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

American Cancer Society Contact:

Brian Gulish, Media Relations Manager

412-919-1100 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2014 Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic Championship Round Matchups Set

--Duke headlines the field at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on November 21st and 22nd--

truTV to Exclusively Televise All Four Games

BROOKLYN, NY (June 25, 2014) – The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society announced today the matchups for the championship round of the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  The event will benefit the American Cancer Society to support its mission to save more lives and help finish the fight against cancer.   

On Friday, November 21,at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, Stanford will take on UNLV at 7:00 p.m. ET, followed immediately by Temple and Duke. On Saturday, November 22, the consolation game will tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET, followed by the 2014 Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship game.  All four games will be exclusively televised live on truTV, a part of the Turner Broadcasting System.   

Tickets for the championship round games at Barclays Center are available and may be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com, www.cvcclassic.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000.   

The complete tournament field for the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic or to purchase tickets, please visit cvcclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @CVCClassic.

---- 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds ----

             Semifinal Doubleheader                               Championship Doubleheader

      BarclaysCenter–Brooklyn,NY                       BarclaysCenter–Brooklyn,NY

    Friday, November 21 – 7:00 PM ET             Saturday, November 22 – 7:00 PM ET

        Stanford vs. UNLV (truTV)                               Consolation Game (truTV)

          Temple vs. Duke (truTV)                                Championship Game (truTV)

About the Coaches vs. Cancer® Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-17 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites.  The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.   The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.

 

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

NABC Contact:

Rick Leddy, Director of Public Relations

203-815-2437 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

American Cancer Society Contact:

Brian Gulish, Media Relations Manager

412-919-1100 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duke Headlines the Field for the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn 

--Blue Devils to be joined by Stanford, Temple and UNLV

For the Championship Rounds November 21 and 22--

truTV to Exclusively Televise all Four Games

BROOKLYN, NY (March 4, 2014) – On November 21 and 22, perennial Top Ten team Duke University will join Stanford University, Temple University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the championship rounds of the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic®, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  The event will benefit the American Cancer Society to support their mission to save more lives and help finish the fight against cancer.   

The semifinal matchups will be held on Friday, November 21.  The finals will take place the following day, Saturday, November 22, beginning with the consolation game, followed by the championship game with all four games being broadcast exclusively on truTV.

Tickets for the championship round games at Barclays Center will be available Monday, March 10, beginning at 10:00am EDT and may be purchased through www.ticketmaster.comwww.cvcclassic.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  Benefits the American Cancer Society. 

The complete bracket, including matchups and television broadcast times for the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, please visit www.cvcclassic.com and follow us on twitter @CVCClassic

---- 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Championship Rounds ----

 Semifinal Doubleheader                               Championship Doubleheader

  Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY                         Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

 Friday, November 21                                       Saturday, November 22

 

 Duke -Ranked in the top 10 with an overall record of 23-6…… currently tied for third place in the ACC with a record of 12-4…. Led by freshman forward Jabari Parker and sophomore forward Rodney Hood …….  The Blue Devils own the consensus number one recruiting class for next season featuring center Jahlil Okafor and point guard Tyus Jones………..Legendary Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski had this to say about participating in the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic: “At Duke, we are excited to play in an outstanding field that includes Stanford, Temple and UNLV at the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Not only will the basketball be terrific, but the mission of the tournament – to increase cancer awareness and support to defeat the disease – is even more important. The opportunity to play in high level games at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, one of the best facilities in all of sports, is an added bonus for us.”

Stanford- Having one of their better seasons in recent history with an overall record of 18-10……. Currently tied for fourth place in the PAC-12 with a conference record of 9-7…….Looking to make the NCAA Tournament field for the first time since the 2007-08 season ……. Led by junior guard Chasson Randle and junior swingman Anthony Brown ……. Cardinal Head Coach Johnny Dawkins, in his 6th season in Palo Alto, stated:  “We are thrilled to be participating in next year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which has built a reputation as one of the premier non-conference tournaments while also advocating on behalf of such an important cause. We are excited to be part of such a competitive field; one that will serve as an early-season test prior to Pac-12 play. Both of our trips to Barclays Center this fall resulted in positive experiences for our program and the atmosphere on game-day was terrific.”

 

Temple- Experiencing a difficult 2013-14 season with an overall record of 7-21…….. In their first season in the new America Athletic Conference, the owls have a 2-14 record……. Facing missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007…….. Led by senior guard Dalton Pepper and junior guard Will Cummings……. Fran Dunphy, Head Coach of the Owls since 2006 said: "It is an honor to be participating in such a prestigious tournament as the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Program is something that we, as coaches, are proud to support.  So to be playing in this tournament is not only great for our team and our fans, but also helps to continue to raise awareness and money to combat this deadly disease."  

 

UNLV- Currently standing at 19-10 overall, with a 10-6 record in the Mountain West Conference, good for third place…….. Attempting to avoid missing the NCAA Tournament for only the second time since 2006……. Led by junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones and junior forward Khem Birch……… Also boasts the 6th ranked recruiting  class for next season, featuring Rashad Vaughn, Goodluck Okonoboh, and Dwayne Morgan……… Head Coach Dave Rice had this to say about playing in the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic:  "We are honored to play in this prestigious event and to be included with such a strong field. We haven't played in New York in many years and are excited for the opportunity to play on a national stage."

 

About the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (www.cvcclassic.com) is one of the most prestigious early-season college basketball tournaments. Twelve teams will compete in the event with four of them serving as regional hosts. Regional Round action takes place from November 14-17 with the four hosts advancing to the Championship Rounds, November 21-22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of two sub-host sites.  The Coaches vs. Cancer program (www.coachesvscancer.org) is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (www.NABC.org) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1993 the initiative has raised more than $87 million dollars to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for public health policies and deliver services to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

 

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. (www.BlueRidgeSports.com) a sporting events management company based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.   The Championship Rounds of the Classic will take place at Brooklyn, NY’s new sports and entertainment venue, Barclay’s Center (www.BarclaysCenter.com) and will be aired by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., on TruTV.


Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Contact:

Amber Godfrey, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

917-969-2990 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

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