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    Four Minutes

    03.25.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    The score was 55-55. Butler’s Roosevelt Jones had the ball with a standing dribble at quarter court as the clock wound down. Pat Connaughton stood in a defensive stance as he waited just outside the free throw line for Jones to drive for what he hoped would be a game winning shot.

    Jones had been … ...

    The Time Is Now

    03.18.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    The date: October 26, 1973

    The setting: Notre Dame’s pep rally the night before the USC football game

    The speaker: Irish co-captain Willie Townsend

    The backdrop: Undefeated Notre Dame had not beaten USC in its last six games, a 0-4-2 run punctuated by Anthony Davis’ six touchdown performance in the Los Angeles Coliseum in November …

    Gaelic Storming

    03.11.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    It’s almost impossible to take an intro-level college management course without encountering Bruce Tuckman’s research on team development. Dr. Tuckman studied how groups work together; and his 1965 theory of of team development is a cornerstone of leadership education to this day.

    Tuckman identified four stages of a team’s growth that (a) are absolutely true … ...

    This and That

    03.04.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    I have a few things on my mind this week…

    Stipendous

    Penn State recently announced that it would be paying a $4,788 stipend to athletes in certain sports, a figure that ranks them atop the Big Ten. The amount reflects the university’s calculation of incidental expenses students pay when attending the school.

    Wisconsin ($4,265) and …

    Talking to Myself

    02.25.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    I don’t worry about talking to myself. Muttering to myself is another matter.

    If freshman football and men’s basketball players would be well served academically by being ineligible athletically, wouldn’t the same be true for athletes competing in other varsity sports?

    A year in college focused on studies before being allowed to compete is an …

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