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15 Days to B1G Basketball: Minnesota and Rutgers Add Charity Exhibition Games

Minnesota and Rutgers are the latest Big Ten programs to announce charity exhibition games.

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota and Rutgers basketball are the two latest Big Ten programs to add charity exhibition games this fall. The recent rise of charity exhibition games has taken place from a number of schools to help raise funds for hurricane relief efforts. While the NCAA limits teams to two exhibition games per season, they’ve been consistent with granting waivers to allow teams to add charity exhibitions throughout the fall.

The Gophers announced earlier in the week that they will host Wisconsin-Green Bay on November 5th. Tickets will cost fans $10 and 100 percent of the proceeds are set to go to the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Since we’re talking about Minnesota, the Gophers knocked off Creighton this past weekend in a secret scrimmage by the score of 91-79. Jordan Murphy led the team with 24 points while Reggie Lynch added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Also adding a charity exhibition game is Rutgers, who will host St. Johns on the 5th. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to support a very important cause through the game of basketball,” Steve Pikiell said. "We are proud to come together as a basketball community and assist the American Red Cross with its disaster relief efforts."