BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Tickets to the second annual Mike Slive Invitational between Auburn University and Saint Louis University go on sale today, Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. CST. The game will be played December 14 at Legacy Arena at the BJCC. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at https://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 and at the BJCC box office. The game will be at 3 p.m. CST and will be broadcast on ESPN 2.
The Mike Slive Invitational is an annual basketball event developed to support the Mike Slive Foundation and its mission to end prostate cancer through research and education. This will be the second appearance in the Invitational for the Auburn Tigers and the first for the SLU Billikens. Both teams won their respective conference championships in 2019, and Auburn advanced to the Final Four, a first for any team from the state of Alabama.
“The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research is making a huge difference, said Bruce Pearl, Auburn University Head Men’s Basketball Coach. “Auburn basketball’s commitment to play in this Invitational now in its second year is real. Our desire to play in Birmingham every year and take Auburn basketball on the road is real. To all of our fans throughout the state, one of the best chances to watch us play is to buy a ticket in Birmingham on December 14th. We can create a sellout and, on that evening, as good of an environment as there will be in college basketball.”
Slive was best known as the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference from 2002- 2015. He was also the first commissioner of Conference USA from 1995 to 2002, and the first commissioner of the Great Midwest Conference upon its founding in 1991. Through his work in college basketball, Slive impacted thousands of lives both on and off the court.
About Knight Eady
Knight Eady, a Birmingham-based sports marketing and event management firm will oversee the operations of the Mike Slive Invitational for the second year in a row. For questions related to the operation of the Mike Slive Invitational, please contact Summer Wales at (205) 281-1396 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Mike Slive Foundation endeavors to become a global leader in the fight to eradicate prostate cancer through public awareness and research funding in memory of Mike Slive, a transformative leader whose vision and direction revolutionized the business of collegiate sports.
The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, by attorney Ed Meyerson and former SEC and Conference USA Commissioner Mike Slive. Composed of local business, medical and political leaders, the Foundation’s mission is to save lives by funding cutting-edge research and by raising awareness of prostate cancer. The Mike Slive Foundation is a new weapon in the fight against prostate cancer. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MikeSliveFdn.
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