FAQ

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 2016 Men’s Jimmy V Classic will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Purdue will take on Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Florida will play Duke at 9 p.m. Both games will air on ESPN.

The 2016 Women’s Jimmy V Classic game will be played on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Texas will take on UConn at 4 p.m. on ESPN.

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

Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, by phone at (866) 858-0008 and online here.

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

Tickets are now on sale and prices range from $15-$115. They are available for purchase at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster Outlets by phone at (866) 858-0008 and online here.

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.