Nov. 15, 2003

ESPN Radio 1000 (WMVP-AM) in Chicago will carry 17 regular-season University of Notre Dame men’s basketball games live in 2003-04 and another seven on a delayed basis, as part of a multi-year agreement that will make ESPN 1000 the home for Irish men’s basketball in that market.

As part of the agreement ESPN 1000 for the first time this coming season will handle all production for the Notre Dame Basketball Network, which is under the auspices of Notre Dame Sports Properties (NDSP).

The agreement extends the ESPN 1000 Notre Dame footprint in the Chicago market. ESPN 1000 already is the Chicago affiliate for Westwood One’s broadcasts of Notre Dame football games – and the station also originates The Kevin White Show, a weekly half-hour radio show featuring Notre Dame’s director of athletics and a variety of guests relating to college athletics.

The Notre Dame Basketball Network also includes affiliates in South Bend (U93/WNDV-FM), Indianapolis (ESPN 950 AM), Fort Wayne, Ind. (WGL-AM 1250), Michigan City, Ind. (WEFM-FM 95.9) and Rockford, Ill. (WLUV-AM 1520). All Notre Dame games also are carried live on Notre Dame’s athletic web site at