Frequently Asked Questions









What is the Jimmy V Classic?

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

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

Tickets for the Jimmy V Men’s Classic will go on sale this fall. In the meantime, visit our Tickets Page to sign up for our pre-sale that will provide first access to the best seats.

How to I apply for media credentials?

For the Men’s event, please reach out to Larry Torres at [email protected]. For the Women’s event, please contact the host institutions.

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

Tickets for the two women’s games will be sold solely through the host institutions.

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 University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The V Foundation has funded more than $260 million in cancer research grants nationwide. Event proceeds benefit cancer research funded by the V Foundation. The Foundation awards game-changing grants through a competitive process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit

What health and safety measures are in place?

Madison Square Garden has worked closely with government and health officials to ensure the strongest operating protocols, with the goal of providing a safe and enjoyable experience. For the most up to date information regarding health and safety measures please click here.

In regards to the women’s games, please contact the host institution for more details.