Coach Tsipis accepted his challenge on Thursday in University Yard after being called out by Boston College head coach Erik Johnson, while his staff completed their challenges on Tuesday in front of the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Cold Water Challenge was started by Arizona women's basketball coach Niya Butts as a fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Once challenged, each coach or player has 48 hours to respond. Any head coach that chooses not to participate owes the Kay Yow Cancer Fund $250. If the coach does participate in the challenge, the original coach that challenged him or her will donate $50 to the foundation. Assistant coaches owe $100 if they do not answer the challenge, and they donate $25 when the coaches whom they challenge accept. Student-athletes can participate, as well, by giving back through community service.
Coach Tsipis takes the Cold Water Challenge:
Coach Richardson, Coach Ferrara and Erica Williamson take the Cold Water Challenge: