UConn & Notre Dame to Meet for Second Straight Year in Jimmy V Women’s Classic

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UConn & Notre Dame to Meet for Second Straight Year in Jimmy V Women’s Classic

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2015 Event to be Held in Connecticut

ESPN, in conjunction with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, announces the University of Connecticut and University of Notre Dame will meet for the second straight year in the 2015 Jimmy V Women’s Classic. The annual event – to be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 – will be played in Connecticut at a date, venue and time to be determined.

The 2015 Jimmy V Women’s Classic will be the second consecutive year that UConn and Notre Dame will meet in this annual event. Notre Dame will be participating for the second straight time, while UConn will be playing for the fifth straight year and eighth time overall.

UConn-ND series highlights:

  • The series dates back to the 1995-96 season when the Fighting Irish joined the former BIG EAST with the Huskies leading the all-time series 31-11.
  • The two teams have met four times in the NCAA Women’s National Semifinals with Notre Dame holding a 3-1 edge in victories, and for the first time in the 2014 NCAA National Championship game.
  • To date, UConn has won nine NCAA Women’s National Championships (1995, 2000, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’09, ’10, ’13, ‘14) and Notre Dame captured the 2001 title.
  • The 2013-14 season marked the first time in almost 20 years that UConn and Notre Dame did not face off during the regular season.

The early-season event is part of ESPN’s Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research, which is held yearly in early December, across all domestic ESPN platforms to drive awareness of and donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. In 2013, Jimmy V Week raised a record $1.8 million, bringing the seven-year total of contributions to more than $8.2 million.

Previous Jimmy V Women’s Classic Results

Date Venue Matchup
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 Notre Dame, Ind. UConn at Notre Dame
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 Durham, N.C. UConn 83, Duke, 61
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 Hartford, Conn. UConn 63, Maryland 48
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 Hartford, Conn. UConn 81, Texas A&M 51
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 Durham, N.C. Duke 61, Texas A&M 58
Monday, Dec.7, 2009 Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers 51, Florida 38
Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers 45, Georgia 34
Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers 68, Maryland 60
Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 Piscataway, N.J. Duke 85, Rutgers 45
Monday, Dec. 2005 Hartford, Conn. North Carolina 77, UConn 54
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina 71, UConn 65
Tennessee 64, NC State 54
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 Raleigh, N.C. Texas 69, NC State 56
Duke 93, Purdue 63
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 Raleigh, N.C. Tennessee 55, Duke 76
UConn 78, NC State 50

About The V Foundation
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.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Orlando, Fla.) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic (U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, PR); DIRECTV Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classics Presented by Corona (New York City & Notre Dame, Ind.); Orlando Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR) and State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis)

For more information, visit www.espnevents.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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