Welcome Home: Reserving the Hotels for the NBA at Walt Disney World Resorts

Back on May 20th there were numerous reports that the NBA is in discussions with Orlando about re-starting their season while possibly housing players and their franchise staff within the confines of Walt Disney World. It would be an unprecedented move for professional sports in North America and would include the ability to navigate numerous [...]

By |2020-05-24T16:07:12-04:00May 24th, 2020|Basketball|6 Comments

Last Dance Kicks: The Best Air Jordans of All-Time

If you're not watching the long-awaited The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls what are you even doing with your life? While the ridiculousness of some of the 90's era suits and outfits have received plenty of attention throughout the episodes this is the perfect opportunity to discuss the game-changing [...]

By |2020-05-03T21:09:13-04:00May 3rd, 2020|Basketball|12 Comments

The 5 Greatest Legacies of the Legendary Muffet McGraw

On April 22nd Muffet McGraw shocked the college basketball world by stepping down from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish after 33 seasons in South Bend and 38 seasons overall as a head coach. As we deal with the current pandemic in a time without sports--and a college season that never concluded--it feels like a bizarre [...]

By |2020-04-28T09:24:10-04:00April 28th, 2020|Basketball|2 Comments

Hoops Recruiting: G Trey Wertz Transferring to Notre Dame

Mike Brey and his Irish staff are suddenly on fire on the recruiting trail. Notre Dame hoops recruiting has not missed a beat despite, well, no one being able to travel or actually be near one another. The good news continued on Saturday when, just over a week after the commitment of small forward Tony [...]

By |2020-04-11T15:11:51-04:00April 11th, 2020|Basketball|3 Comments

Irish Hoops Recruiting: SF Tony Sanders Commits to Notre Dame

A global pandemic has halted the entire world economy and all of our lives, but college hoops recruiting trudges on nearly unabated. Mike Brey and his Irish hoops crew were able to make a key addition to the program Friday when 2020 recruit Tony Sanders pledged his commitment to Notre Dame despite being unable to [...]

By |2020-04-03T22:51:38-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Basketball|0 Comments

NCAA Tournament Rewatch: The Best Games from the 1st Round

Most years, today would mark the true beginning of the one of the best 4-day weekend in the sports calendar. The NCAA tournament would tip with 32 first round games spread across 8 sites and two days of wall to wall hoops. Beers would be drank, wings would be eaten and millions of hours of [...]

By |2020-03-19T12:57:25-04:00March 19th, 2020|Basketball|4 Comments

ND Basketball’s Missed Leap: Part Three

Welcome to the finale of the ND Basketball's Missed Leap series, where we're discussing the causes of Notre Dame basketball's failure to take advantage of its back-to-back Elite Eight trips in 2015-16 and make a more lasting impact on the college hoops scene at large. I'll concede up front that this last thing that slowed [...]

By |2020-03-06T11:12:24-05:00March 6th, 2020|Basketball|2 Comments

Four Years Ago, ND Basketball Was Poised for a Leap. What Happened?

It's sort of hard to believe we ended up here. Notre Dame men's basketball made two straight Elite Eights in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, something no other program could claim. Since those runs, ND has played in precisely two NCAA tournament games, both in 2017 (a fine team in its own right that just [...]

By |2020-02-20T13:34:32-05:00February 20th, 2020|Basketball|6 Comments

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball All Decade Team

On the last day of the 2010s, it seems appropriate to look back at the decade in men's hoops. While this year's team has shown some flashes, it's largely been blowouts of overmatched opponents and frustrating losses otherwise. Instead, let's look back at happier times and remember 10 years filled with seven NCAA bids, two [...]

By |2019-12-31T13:47:34-05:00December 31st, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

Hoops Recruiting: PF Matt Zona Commits to Notre Dame

For the second time in as many official visit weekends, Notre Dame hoops has scored a commitment to its 2020 class. New Jersey big man Matt Zona committed to the Irish on Monday night, filling a much-needed spot in the future frontcourt for Irish head coach Mike Brey. Notre Dame offered Zona in July and [...]

By |2019-09-30T23:40:50-04:00September 30th, 2019|Basketball|3 Comments

Hoops Recruiting: PF Elijah Taylor Commits to Notre Dame

The Notre Dame hoops program seems to be gaining a little steam heading into an important bounce-back season. At long last, the Irish have secured their first commitment in the 2020 class in Philadelphia power forward Elijah Taylor. Taylor committed to Notre Dame on Thursday following his official visit this past weekend. When he cancelled [...]

By |2019-09-19T17:51:25-04:00September 19th, 2019|Basketball|1 Comment