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SPORTS BRIEFS

Thursday, May 26, 2011

* COLUMBIA (AP) -- The Missouri football program is holding a drive to collect donations for storm victims in Joplin, partnering with a local restaurant to fill a semi truck with items.

Once the items are collected at D'Rowe's Restaurant on Saturday, coaches and players will accompany the truck to deliver the donations. Former Missouri player David Rowe owns the restaurant.

Among items sought are flashlights, batteries, trash bags, band aids, bottled water and toiletries.

The school also is producing tornado relief T-shirts with the slogan "One State. One Spirit. One Mizzou." Proceeds will go to the United Way's United for Joplin campaign.

Shirts are $14.95 at www.mutigers.com, and will be on sale beginning Thursday at the school's Tiger Team store outside Faurot Field.

* NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time, the men's and women's Jimmy V Classics will be played on the same day.

Defending national champion Texas A&M will play at Connecticut in the 10th annual women's classic on Dec. 6.

On the same night at Madison Square Garden, the 17th annual men's doubleheader will have Missouri against Villanova and Washington facing Marquette.

The events will conclude the fifth annual Jimmy V Week, ESPN's initiative to help raise funds for cancer research. More than $1.2 million was raised last year.

Missouri, Washington and Marquette will make their Jimmy V Classic debut, while Villanova played Texas in 2008.

This will be the first meeting between Texas A&M and Connecticut.



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