The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers are meeting in the inaugural Legends of Basketball classic on October 28. It will be an exhibition contest between two of the top teams in college hoops, giving coaches Mark Few and Rick Barnes an opportunity to test their team before the start of the regular season.
The game is being held in Frisco, Texas and is going to be broadcast live on Pay Per View. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the McLendon Foundation.
The McLendon Foundation, named after Civils Rights activist John McLendon, offers scholarships to minority students looking to pursue a postgraduate degree in Athletics.
Tip will be at 6:00 PM PT and will air exclusively on PPV.com, as well as on all major cable and satellite systems in the US and Canada.
More details, per the press release from Gonzaga’s Athletic Department:
iNDEMAND, the largest distributor of PPV and on demand programming in North America, will serve as the exclusive streaming and TV distributor of the event. Fans can stream the game live online at PPV.COM, the first PPV streaming service to offer interactive fan engagement during live-action sports events. PPV.COM’s ground-breaking digital video technology allows fans to engage in live chat with other fans & experts, as well as post fan-react videos and other activities. PPV.COM is not a subscription service. Fans can also order the Legends of Basketball Charity Classic on TV through their cable or satellite providers, including Xfinity, Spectrum, DIRECTV, Dish, ADD OTHERS. The PPV price will be $9.99 on all platforms.Gonzaga press release
For Gonzaga fans it will be the first look at how coach Few will deploy his bevy of talented players at each position on the roster.
The Zags will play Warner Pacific in a second exhibition game a few days later on November 2 before tipping off the season at home against North Florida on November 7.
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