In conjunction with Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness this weekend, Northeastern University men's basketball head coach Bill Coen will be donating $1 to the American Cancer Society for every student that attends the Huskies' Jan. 30 game against Old Dominion at Matthews Arena at 4 p.m.

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, a collaborative initiative of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society, is slated for the weekend of Jan. 29-31, 2010. Participating NABC-member college men's basketball coaches, including Northeastern head coach Bill Coen, his staff and the entire Northeastern University Athletics staff, will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire during the Jan. 30 game against Old Dominion to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society's fight to save lives from cancer.

Coen's Northeastern squad is in the midst of an 11-game winning streak, including eight straight in conference play, that has the Huskies in a first-place tie with Old Dominion and George Mason in the CAA. The winning streak is the longest in the program since the 1986-87 season and is currently the third-longest active winning streak in the nation behind only Kentucky (19) and BYU (15). Before hosting Old Dominion on Saturday, the Huskies will welcome Drexel to Matthews Arena Wednesday at 7 p.m.

To learn more about Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, visit coachesvscancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

For more information, visit GoNU.com, the official athletics Web site of Northeastern University.