Nashville, Tenn. - On Thursday, Nov. 1, the entire Tennessee State men's basketball coaching staff attended the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Luncheon at the Belmont University Curb Event Center.
The event was open to all Big Blue supporters, and offered fans a chance to bid on autographed memorabilia, one-of-a-kind experiences and trips.
For the luncheon's main event, Head Coach Travis Williams joined Austin Peay's Dave Loos, Belmont's Rick Byrd, Lipscomb's Scott Sanderson, Middle Tennessee State's Kermit Davis and Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings on stage for a question and answer session.
Among the topics presented, Williams addressed the state of the TSU program, the rise of the "pick and roll" in college and about his team's psyche.
"This year's team is going to have my DNA," Williams said. "It's the same DNA from when I played. I am a defensive-minded coach, I didn't make [any] excuses [when I played] and I bought in to what the coaches were trying to get me to do."
There were approximately 300 people in attendance and all proceeds went to fund cancer research.