Ryan Tibbitts and Chris Hawthorne are competing in a "Movember Challenge" to raise money and awareness for Leukemia Research at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. This challenge is meant to honor a legendary Minnesota figure, Coach Todd Oakes, who passed away about a year and a half ago after a tough and courageous battle with the diesase. A spiritual, humble, and driven man, "T.O." exemplified all that it means to be a Gopher as he challenged his student-athletes to realize excellence in all facets of their lives and never accepted anything less than their best in the classroom, on the field, in the community, or in the game of life. We miss Coach Oakes and are forever changed by the transformational impact he made on Gopher Athletics.