NEC News of the Day: Women’s Volleyball Pushing Forward for Cure plus Your Tweets, Links, & more…

Whether you’re a fan of women’s basketball, or not, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “Think Pink.”

The well-publicized WBCA-led (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) campaign has been increasing awareness of breast cancer while raising funds to fight the deadly disease.

While the women’s basketball community, which has lost a number of members to the disease including the unforgettable Kay Yow, seems to have been leading the charge, other organizations have been joining in the fight as well.

For the past two years, Northeast Conference women’s volleyball teams have participated in the “Dig Pink” initiative and they’ll do so again this month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month..

The Side-Out Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2004, launched the “Dig Pink” effort as a means of uniting players and coaches in an effort to fight breast cancer and support its victims.

NEC volleyball teams will be doing their part by warming up for the designated “Dig Pink” matches while wearing pink shirts. 

Furthermore, the gate proceeds from the four Northeast Conference matches will be distributed among research teams focused on target therapies and molecular profiling, as well as “living with cancer” organizations nationwide.

The first match in the NEC’s 2011 “Dig Pink” series is this upcoming weekend when Brooklyn rivals Long Island and St. Francis (NY) clash on Remsen Street on Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm.

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Other “Dig Pink” Matches
October 26 – Robert Morris at Saint Francis (PA), 7:00 pm at DeGol Arena
October 29 – Bryant at Quinnipiac, 2:00 pm at Burt Kahn Court
October 30 – Sacred Heart at Fairleigh Dickinson, 1:00 pm at the Rothman Center

Tweets of the Day
@DocGooden16 – GREAT teams always find a way
@MUWsoccer – Game day against Wagner on the Great Lawn!! Let’s get it done!
@Coach_Q_ ‘m so excited to start official practice that I haven’t even been sleeping well!!!!! #restlessexcitement @MUHawksWBB

Articles of Interest

NEC-specific News
Golfer shaves strokes, collects honorsPittsburgh Tribune-Review (Bill West)
Manziano shines on defenseMyCentralJersey.com (Jerry Carino)

General News 
Unofficial Visits Draw Concern, Not ScrutinyNew York Times (Pete Thamel)
After 25 Years, College Gameday Continues to Generate FrenzySports Media Watch

Video Vault
Mount St. Mary’s first official WBB practice…

Wagner’s first official WBB practice…

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