Through the month of February, former CU assistant Rodney Billups and his Denver Pioneers will compete against the Buffaloes for charity.

Both the Buffs and DU are participating as rivals in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Fans are encouraged to pledge donations for every 3-pointer made in February by the team of their choice, with the funds earmarked for research, education, and patient programs.

Fans can follow a live leaderboard of not just DU and CU, but also the 200-plus programs participating at

Fans wishing to pledge donations to CU can click here. For Billups' DU Pioneers click here.

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