Sooners Will Take Part in Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JULY 25, 2000

July 25, 2000

Princeton, NJ - The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce the match-ups for the 2000 Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge, women's college basketball tournament. Four of college basketball's best teams - Wisconsin, Georgia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma - will face each other on November 22nd and 24th, 2000 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The match-ups are as follows:

Wednesday, November 22nd Friday, November 24th
Georgia vs. Oklahoma Consolation Game
Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame Championship Game

*Game times and television coverage will be announced in the near future.

All four teams will return to the hardwood after impressive post-season appearances. Georgia, a number one seed in the NCAA tournament reached the Elite Eight. Both Oklahoma and Notre Dame reached the Sweet Sixteen of the tournament and Wisconsin won the WNIT. "We are thrilled and flattered to be the host of this year's Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge," said Wisconsin Head Coach Jane Albright. "This Event will showcase some of the best women's basketball teams in the country and raise a significant amount of money for Coaches vs. Cancer. You couldn't ask for a better combination."

"We are thrilled to be competing in the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge," stated Sooner Head Coach Sherri Coale. "We are pleased to have the chance to give back to such a worth while cause."

"It's a wonderful opportunity for the University and the women's basketball team to gain national exposure and to face quality opponents early in the season in Notre Dame, Georgia and Wisconsin," said Coale.

The 1999 Event - which featured tournament champion and eventual NCAA National Champion UConn along with Old Dominion, Kentucky and Clemson - raised over $90,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer. Since 1995, Gazelle, producers of the Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic and the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge, has raised over $1.0 million for Coaches vs. Cancer.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaboration of the American Cancer Society, the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, dedicated to supporting Hope, Progress and Answers in the war against cancer.

Ticket information will be announced in the near future.



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