What is the Jimmy V Classic?

The two early-season events that showcase top college basketball programs on ESPN will conclude  Jimmy V Week, a week-long initiative across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research.

The 2017 Men’s Jimmy V Classic will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Gonzaga will play Villanova in a matchup featuring two returning Top 5 teams, while UConn and Syracuse will renew their old Big East rivalry.

The 2017 matchup will be played on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Notre Dame will play UConn, both holding the spot of number 1 in their conferences.

How do I get tickets to the Men’s Jimmy V Classic?

Once on sale, tickets will be available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, by phone at (866) 858-0008 and online.

How do I get tickets to the Women’s Jimmy V Classic?

Tickets will be available through the host institution. Stay tuned for further information to come this spring.

What is the The V Foundation, and what is its mission?

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $130 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation’s endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.