There’s A New Flag Flying At The University Of Notre Dame’s Joyce Center
The women’s basketball team is ranked No. 1.

Jan. 24, 2001

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — There’s a new flag flying at the University of Notre Dame’s Joyce Center today, thanks in part to the unbeaten Irish women’s basketball team.

A five-by-seven-foot blue flag with a gold number sign and numeral one went up the far south flagpole in front of the Joyce Center at noon today. It flies just below a similar blue flag with the interlocking gold ND on it.

The “#1” flag will be flown any time a Notre Dame varsity athletic team is ranked number one in the country.

The current appearance is based on the Notre Dame women’s basketball team’s move Monday into the top spot in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. It’s the first time the Irish women’s basketball team ever has been ranked number one.

Notre Dame plays its first game as the number-one team tonight at West Virginia.