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    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…


    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 …

    Passing Fancy

    02.19.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    “He can make passes when he’s in the air turning back on his body with two guys draped on him, and he still delivers it to that shooting pocket for guys.”

    That was Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey after the Fighting Irish defeated Wake Forest 88-75 on Tuesday. He was, of course, talking about … ...

    An Early Easter

    Users of our site are well familiar with the story of Easter Heathman, the long-time tender of the memorial at the site where Knute Rockne’s plane crashed. His daughter, Sue Ann Heathman Brown, now heads fundraising for the Chase County Historical Society & Museum, which helps to keep the history of that area alive. Recently, ...