2014 Jimmy V Classic
If you're looking for a top-tier college basketball exhibition, you're definitely in the right
spot, as it doesn't get any better than the annual Jimmy V Classic. Held in world-famous Madison Square Garden in December,
the Jimmy V Classic celebrates one of the most inspirational stories in college basketball's history, the life of legendary
coach Jim Valvano. Valvano is known as being one of the most inspirational figures in all of sports and his influence springs
to life whenever the Jimmy V Classic is held, bringing together some talented players and a great group of fans for an amazing
cause that makes it much more than just a basketball game.
This time around, it will be Villanova against Illinois and
Indiana against Louisville, bringing together some of the most touted teams in the entire country for some amazing matchups
that will have fans clinging to the edges of their seats in no time. This is as good as it gets if you're hoping to see some
of the most electrifying athletes in the country, providing more than enough incentive to head out and join in the rim-rocking
excitement as the Jimmy V Classic heats up at Madison Square Garden. MSG is known as being one of the very best places in
the world for a highly anticipated basketball game, and you'll definitely see why that is if you head out to see the Jimmy
Jimmy V Classic Event Info
If you love supporting your favorite basketball team but always
feel like you need to get involved in more charity events, then the Jimmy V Classic is the event for you. Supporting the V
Foundation when Jimmy V Classic tickets are purchased, you'll get a chance to participate in both a great event and an amazing
cause, which annually brings in millions of dollars in a united effort to combat cancer through research. Put it all together
and the Jimmy V Classic offers an amazing atmosphere that is simply loaded with amazing fans and the type of energy that you're
just not going to find during your average college basketball games.
The NCAA Basketball Experience
hoops has become known as one of the top spectator sports in the world for a reason, and you'll see that loud and clear if
you head out to see an epic couple of games at the Jimmy V Classic. Though it's the talent down on the court that brings fans
into the stands, it's the fans themselves who help to complete the atmosphere, making it always a good idea to get down with
the excitement of one of the most touted basketball exhibitions in the country. When two talented teams are battling it out
down below, with the buzz of the crowd steadily rising, it won't be hard to see why there is so much fanfare surrounding the
Jimmy V Classic from one year to the next.
Jimmy V Classic Basketball History
The Jimmy V Classic has
been held every year since 1995, and the format consists of four college teams playing in a double-header, with the proceeds
going to the V Foundation. Held every December, the Jimmy V Classic brings together some of the most talented players in the
country, so don't even think about being left out of a second of the action. The Jimmy V Classic and the V Foundation both
celebrate the life of the great basketball coach who was an instrumental figure with Bucknell, Iona and North Carolina State
before delivering his famous, heart-warming speech during the 1993 ESPY Awards. Since that day, Jimmy Valvano has been a titan
of college basketball history and a source of continued encouragement in the face of a devastating disease.
V Classic Trivia
How many D-1 wins did Valvano tally during his coaching career?
The answer is an astounding
346 against 210 losses. Though Valvano today is known for being a figure known for a lot more than just winning on the basketball
court, he was also one of the very best coaches in the nation during the 1980s. That decade, Valvano helped to turn the NC
State Wolfpack into a powerhouse, complete with a national title in 1983.
Jimmy V Classic Fans
want to get a sneak peek at a highly anticipated season of action, the Jimmy V Classic is the place to be. Get out to the
stands for all of the smooth jumpers, great moves and intense moments as the Jimmy V Classic brings some amazing hoops to
the basketball lovers around New York City. There are plenty of great excuses to head out to Madison Square Garden to be a
part of a big-time basketball matchup, particularly if you're talking about a great series of matchups like the Jimmy V Classic.
When you're there soaking up the vibes of an exciting game featuring some of the game's best and brightest, the experience
will completely speak for itself.