Green Mountain College finished 29th in the nation- but ahead of Notre Dame and the University of Oklahoma

by Bill Gaffey, Editor -the basketball website  (March 9, 2017)

For more than 20 years, Green Mountain College has focused on environmental, social and economic sustainability. Their curriculum is rated #1 in the nation, and they have been recognized for leadership in sustainability more than any other college in the country.

Today, March 8, the 2017 Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge Champion was announced.  This program involves college basket ball in the fight against cancer by raising money to fund help and cures.  This is just a part of the list of participating schools, they are ranked in the order of the amount of money they raised.

Penn State finished first (46,000 students)

Michigan State University finished 28th (50,543 students)

Green Mountain College women finished 29th (597 students)

Notre Dame finished 31st (12,179 students)

Oklahoma finished  35th (31,250  students)

Our hats are off to Coach Brad Rideout in his first year as the coach for the Green Mountain College Vermont "Eagles" a small Division III school tucked away in Poultney, Vermont, a community of just 3,315.    The Coaches vs Cancer programswith participating college coaches, like Coach Rideout help people fight cancer today and work to find cures to end the disease tomorrow, and they have raised more than $100 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.  No amount and no school is too small to help in the fight.  We congratulate Green Mountain College and Coach Brad Rideout for their participation and their fine showing among the elite schools of the nation!!

The complete list of participating schools can be found at