Get In The Game

Get in the Game Coach Talley

Get In The Game. Save A Life. (GITG) is a program designed to educate college football players and their peers about Be The Match’s® mission to save lives by delivering cures to people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers through marrow and cord blood transplantation. Each spring GITG football teams across the country host donor registration drives on their campuses to raise awareness for and grow the Be The Match Registry® with committed members from their campus communities.

Coach Andy Talley, head coach of Villanova Football helped start the program in 2008 that now has over 50 college football programs host on-campus marrow drives each spring.  Get In The Game has registered over 61,500 potential donors resulting in over 250 marrow transplants.

Get In The Game participating schools and total recruitment for 2014-2015:

College or University New Registry
Members Added
Birmingham Southern College 225
Brown University 134
Central Connecticut State University 190
College of New Jersey 451
College of the Holy Cross 299
Dickinson College 113
Duquesne University 367
Fordham University 174
Harvard University
131
Ithaca College
116
Johns Hopkins University
245
Lafayette College
51
Lehigh University
123
Lycoming University
222
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
70
Montana State University - Bozeman
108
Moravian College
118
Occidental College
131
Old Dominion University
287
Rowan University
277
Salve Regina University
140
Southern Connecticut State University
180
Springfield College
163
SUNY-Cortland
127
Susquehanna University
63
Temple University
396
University of Delaware 
118
University of Maine, Orono
71
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
178
University of Miami (Florida)
150
University of Minnesota
32
University of New Hampshire
208
University of New Haven
59
University of Pennsylvania
223
University of Rhode Island
87
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
133
University of Virginia
436
University of WI - Osh Kosh
315
Ursinus College
211
Villanova University
506
Wagner College
188
Washington & Jefferson College
2936
Waynesburg University
231
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
318
Western Illinois U
298
Yale University 689
46 Colleges and Universities 9,565