It is February and it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over the past few years, there has been a growing movement for the NCAA basketball teams to support this awareness. Even the mens teams have been seen with coaches wearing ribbons and a few players with pink shoelaces. In the women's game there have been pink warmup suits and pink shoelaces and for a couple of years now, pink uniforms [from Nike as far as I know] used for at least one game during February by many teams. [These would be the pink uniforms that UNC wore at the MD game the weekend that NCSU's Coush Yow died.] According to ESPN, more than 1000 teams will participate in this years WBCA Pink Zone initiative.
Today, while I am wearing pink and cheering on the Tar Heel women's basketball team in hopes that they will bounce back from a road loss and beat Georgia Tech today in Chapel Hill, an even bigger game will be going on down the road... Virginia at NC State for the 4th annual Hoops for Hope game which is sold out. The "the first advance sell-out in the history of the Wolfpack women’s basketball program" and something Coach Yow always hoped would happen - especially for a Hoops for Hope game.
Pack wins 60-54
Heels win 73-50