PSU Hoops to Celebrate "Team Ream Day"

By Jacob Kaucher

Published 02/28 2014 10:57PM

Updated 02/28 2014 11:05PM

STATE COLLEGE - Penn State men's hoops is coming off its first season sweep of Ohio State since 1997-98.
 
Thursday’s  upset of the No. 22  Buckeyes was an emotional victory on senior night.
 
There's even more emotion on tap for Penn State's game Sunday against No. 14 Wisconsin.
 
It's the first “Team Ream Day.”
 
The Nittany Lions will celebrate the legacy of State College High grad and former Penn State football player Brandon Ream, whose battle with cancer ended in the fall.
 
Some ticket proceeds will also benefit the Team Ream Foundation, set up to help local families affected by cancer.
 
"It's all positivity,” says Sam Ream, Brandon’s wife. “It's the community getting together and celebrating and supporting Penn State. And that's just what Brandon was all about."
 
"Nothing negative came out of his mouth. Nothing negative. And that to me spoke volumes. Just a special person," says Penn State men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers, who has named Ream the honorary captain for the game.
 
In addition to the game, the day will feature a demo from award-winning action sports athletes.
 
And Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson will be signing autographs.

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