Penn State will take on a Pittsburgh in an exhibition for an excellent cause Friday, Oct. 27 at Robert Morris.
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) September 14, 2023
Proceeds from the game will benefit the American Cancer Society as part of Coaches vs. Cancer.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 2 for $10.
Penn State’s far from the biggest name to play at the UPMC Events Center where RMU calls home as Pitt played in the first regular season game there in 2019.
The programs are uniting for a cause near both of their hearts with the Penn State playing in support of mindfulness coach Alex Peavey and the Peavey Project. Peavey has battled two stage-four cancers over the course of five years.
RMU will be playing for its director of basketball operations, Matthew Sweet who was diagnosed with lung cancer this past March.
“We are excited to go on the road to play a charity exhibition game at Robert Morris and support Matthew Sweet’s battle against lung cancer,” Penn State coach Mike Rhoades said in a press release. “It will be an early opportunity for our new team to not only play a quality opponent in the UPMC Events Center, but also play for a great cause. It’s an important opportunity any time college basketball teams can take part in Coaches vs. Cancer initiatives, and especially in this case to help take care of one of our own. It will be an absolute honor to share the court with Coach Toole and his team. The fight against cancer is always a courageous and tireless battle and Penn State Basketball wants to do our part to support Coach Sweet and so many others. We must always pay it forward.”
The last time Penn State and RMU squared off was a regular season contest at the Bryce Jordan Center Nov. 16, 2009, an 80-61 Penn State win.