Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule in 2013-14
Each year as the college basketball season heats up Purcell Pavilion
at the Joyce Center the Indiana home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's basketball team is one of the most exciting places
in the world to be. This season is a landmark one for the Irish as it is their first in the ACC and they will be looking to
start up some intense rivalries with their new conference foes. The Fighting Irish's schedule is packed with games against
some of the best college basketball teams in the country and no college basketball fan will want to miss a second of the action
at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. The Fighting Irish are poised to make a return to prominence this year, so get in
on the excitement right from the start.
The Irish have a tough matchup coming their way at Purcell Pavilion when the
Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech hit the court in South Bend on February 26th. This is a big ACC matchup for the Irish, as the
Yellow Jackets are going to look to sting them early on and get out to a big lead. The Yellow Jackets have a roster filled
with talented players, but so do the Irish. If the Irish can get a win against Georgia Tech in this contest, it would send
a message to the rest of the conference that Notre Dame is not messing around.
Notre Dame will close out their home
schedule this season with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Panthers always have a tough squad, and this season
should be no different. Irish head coach Mike Brey will have to do whatever it takes to get his team ready for this tough
contest, as the final home game of the season is always one that players and fans really want to win. Beating a team as good
as the Panthers would be a huge victory to close out the season in South Bend and gain some momentum before heading into the
Notre Dame Fighting Irish History
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team dates
all the way back to 1898, and since then this program has seen some incredible seasons. The Irish always seem to have some
of the best recruits in the nation heading to South Bend on an annual basis, something that keeps this team competitive from
year to year without missing a beat. The team is a regular in the NCAA Tournament, making 30 appearances in the Big Dance
over the years. The Irish have reached several Elite Eights and one Final Four, but have yet to break through and win a National
Championship. Many great players have donned the Fighting Irish uniform over the years, and there are many more to come as
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trivia
When did the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team make its
lone appearance in the Final Four?
The answer is 1978. The team made it to the Elite Eight the following year, but was
unable to reach the Final Four again. Fans are hoping that this is the season that the Irish can return to the Final Four
and make a real run at a National Title.
Great Players for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Notre Dame
Fighting Irish are well-known for their great football players, but the basketball program has seen its fair share of fantastic
players as well. One of the best players to every come through the program was Adrian Dantley. Dantley won National Player
of the Year honors while playing for the Fighting Irish, and established himself as a legend throughout the sport. He would
go on to play in the National Basketball Association and average more than 24 points per game for his career, a great number.
Dantley was not the only player to win the National Player of the Year Award while at Notre Dame, though, as both Austin Carr
and John Moir also took home that honor while fighting for the Irish. Get out to the area this season to see the next great
player to hit the court for the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Fan Traditions
Notre Dame basketball
fans are about as passionate as they come in college hoops, and that's a big reason why the atmosphere at each and every Fight
Irish home game is simply electric. Sports are a way of life at Notre Dame, and basketball games are always well-attended.
These fans show up in droves for all the home games and can be found cheering their hearts out in the stands whenever a tough
matchup comes the way of the Irish. If you've never been to a game at Purcell Pavilion, then this is the season to change
that. Join the diehards in the stands this season and enjoy a college hoops experience that you'll never forget.