Basketball

Trailblazer, Mentor, Star

It’s easy to understand why Bob Whitmore will be inducted into Notre Dame Basketball’s Ring of Honor Saturday afternoon. He averaged 18.8 points and 12.4 rebounds during his three-year career (1966-67 through 1968-69) He is #5 on ND’s career rebounding list. He is one of five Notre Dame basketball players with more than 1,000 career…

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Youth Movement

“I’ve never had a situation like this, not five years at Delaware or 18 years (at Notre Dame) where I’ve had so many new guys.” Mike Brey said after the Fighting Irish defeated Duquesne 67-56 in their fifth game of the season. “We’re obviously in a total youth movement. We’ve sprinkled in some really good…

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America’s Loosest Coach Opens Up

When Irish hoops fans talk about head coach Mike Brey, his laid-back nature and approachability  are common refrains.  They often describe him as the coach currently at Notre Dame they’d most like to have a beer with. To my knowledge, ND isn’t about to market a Mike Brey hangout opportunity.  But Triumph Books is giving…

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The Four Horsemen Ride Again

Outlined against a jet-black Easter Sunday evening sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. Ninety-four years after Death, Destruction, Pestilence and Famine took the names of Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller and Layden to cement the place of Notre Dame as the most iconic football team in America, Muffet McGraw, Carol Owens, Beth Morgan Cunningham and Niele Ivy…

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First Team Out

Knowing the Irish were in the NCAA Tournament until Davidson grabbed its spot by upsetting Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 championship game is, as Mike Brey said, another gut punch in a season of gut punches. Being the #1 seed in the NIT is cold comfort, but the NIT it shall be. Notre Dame…

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