Feb. 15, 2003

With the 2003 Notre Dame baseball team approaching its season-opening games in Tempe, Ariz. (vs. Dayton, Newman and the ASU Sun Devils), www.und.com will be providing daily feature items in a “Countdown To Opening Day.” Here are the planned offerings as the Irish head into their 2003 season (be sure to check back to und.com throughout the season for more of the same):

Friday, Feb. 14Season Preview

Saturday, Feb. 15 – Feature story on tri-captains Kris Billmaier, J.P. Gagne and Steve Sollmann. Click here for story.

Sunday, Feb. 16 – A look at the preseason top prospects and All-America lists for Notre Dame players and the 2003 Irish opponents. Click here for story.

Monday, Feb. 17Updated schedule and TV broadcast information.

Tuesday, Feb. 1820 Questions with junior catcher Javi Sanchez … and weekly press release, previewing the week’s action.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 – An real_premium.gif with first-year Notre Dame assistant coach David Grewe, who will discuss the progress of the veteran and freshman position players … and an in-depth look at Notre Dame’s freshman class.

Thursday, Feb. 20 – A live-chat session with head coach Paul Mainieri, from Tempe at 4:00 p.m. mountain time (5:00 in Chicago, 6:00 in South Bend) … an update on former Notre Dame players who are gearing up for spring training with various Major League and minor-league teams … and a recap of the day’s intrasquad scrimmage.

Friday, Feb. 21 – An real_premium.gif with associate head coach Brian O’Connor, who will discuss the progress of the pitching staff … and a postgame report from the opener vs. Dayton.

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