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Wichita State’s coach Gregg Marshall moves to next round in charity challenge

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.

Wichita State men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall is advancing to the “final four” of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

The contest, which allows people to vote for their favorite coach and his charity, started with 48 coaches.

Marshall, whose charity is the Wichita Children’s Home, will advance to the next round of voting where the final four coaches’ charities receive $15,000 each.

The contest winner, announced March 16, wins $100,000 for his charity.

The other coaches who have advanced to the next round are Thad Matta of Ohio State, who is raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio; Matt Painter of Purdue, raising money for the Smith Family Break Thru Fund; and tied for fourth is Sean Miller of Arizona, raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona and Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State, raising money for the American Heart Association.

It is unclear how the contest awards fourth place in a tie. Hoiberg and Miller each had 6 percent of the vote when that round of voting ended Sunday morning, but Miller was ranked fifth on the leaderboard.

Each of the coaches who participate in the contest receive at least $1,000 for charity.

The Wichita Children’s Home offers emergency temporary housing for children in the Wichita area. For more information, visit www.wch.org.

For more information on the contest or to participate in the next round of voting that starts Monday, visit http://espn.com/infiniti.

Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or kryan@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

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