Stuart Scott, 'SportsCenter' Anchor, Receives 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award

July 17, 2014 9:46 AM

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The 48-year-old "SportsCenter" anchor's tireless battle against the deadly disease and the positive attitude he has maintained throughout that fight were honored with the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.

The award is named for James "Jimmy V" Valvano, a college basketball coach and broadcaster who is best known for winning an NCAA Championship, and for giving an inspirational speech at the 1993 ESPYs. Just eight weeks later, Valvano died of adenocarcinoma at the age of 47.

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