Nov. 4, 1999
Notre Dame on the Radio
Host/USA originates the Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network for the 12th consecutive year in 1999-2000.
Jack Lorri will handle the play-by-play of all Notre Dame basketball games and this season marks his 31st year announcing Irish games. Lorri spent his first 14 years with Notre Dame as sports director of WTRC-AM in Elkhart, Ind., and then five years doing games on WGN-AM in Chicago before teaming up with Host/USA. He served as sports director for WSJV-TV in Elkhart for 13 years beginning in 1967 and did play-by-play for Kentucky football and basketball on WLAP in Lexington in 1961-63. Lorri also served as sports director of the Tribune Radio Network in Chicago.
Jack Nolan handles the color commentary on the network. He has been a sports anchor at WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, for more than a decade. He has done play-by-play of Irish basketball on both television and radio as well as on live telecasts of Notre Dame football. He is also the host of WNDU’s highly successful Saturday and Sunday morning news broadcasts.
Stations scheduled to be on the Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network this season are: WMAQ 670 AM in Chicago, WAUR 930 AM in Chicago, WNDV 1490 AM and 92.9 FM in South Bend, WEFM 95.9 FM in Michigan City, Ind., WLUV 96.7 FM and 1520 AM in Rockford, Ill., KHEP 1280 AM in Phoenix, Ariz., KATD 990 AM in San Francisco, Calif., KSAR 92.7 FM in Conway, Ark., and KIND 1010 AM in Independence, Kan.
All radio broadcasts of Notre Dame basketball games can also be heard through the World Wide Web at www.und.com.
Notre Dame on Television
The Notre Dame basketball team will be one of the most televised programs in the country this season as it will be featured on ESPN at least three times and another time on espn2. In addition, Notre Dame will make four appearances on the nationally-syndicated BIG EAST Game of the Week through ESPN Regional Sports of Charlotte, N.C. Those games will be seen in 33 million households around the country on at least 37 different affiliates. Notre Dame will make nine appearances on WNDU-TV in South Bend, while two other ESPN Regional telecasts will be seen in the South Bend area on WHME-TV. In addition, Notre Dame games will be seen on WADL-TV in Detroit and WAV-TV in Indianapolis.
Notre Dame on ESPN
The following Notre Dame basketball games will be carried live throughout the country on ESPN:
Wed., Nov. 24 — Possible Appearance Preseason NIT Semifinals
Fri., Nov. 25 — Possible Appearance Preseason NIT Finals
Sat., Feb. 19 — at Seton Hall
Sat., Feb. 26 — at Miami (Fla.)
Wed., March 1 — vs. Syracuse
Notre Dame on ESPN2
The following Notre Dame basketball game will be carried live throughout the country on espn2: Tue., Nov. 16 at Ohio State Preseason NIT First Round Notre Dame on the BIG EAST Game of the Week
The following Notre Dame basketball games will be carried as part of the BIG EAST Game-of-the-Week series:
Sat., Jan. 22 — vs. Pittsburgh
Sun., Feb. 6 — at Pittsburgh
Sat., Feb. 12 — vs. Connecticut
Sun., March 4 — at Georgetown
Notre Dame on WNDU-TV
The following Notre Dame basketball games will be carried in the South Bend area on WNDU-TV:
Wed., Jan. 5 at Connecticut Sun., Jan. 16 at Syracuse Sat., Jan. 22 vs. Pittsburgh Tue., Jan. 25 vs. Miami (Fla.) Sat., Jan. 29 vs. St. John's Wed., Feb. 2 vs. West Virginia Sun., Feb. 6 at Pittsburgh Sat., Feb. 12 vs. Connecticut Sat., March 4 at Georgetown
Notre Dame on WHME-TV
The following Notre Dame basketball games will be carried in the South Bend area on WHME-TV:
Tue., Nov. 30 at Indiana Tue., Jan. 18 at Rutgers Tue., Feb. 8 at Villanova
Notre Dame On Chicago Radio
WMAQ-AM radio will carry Notre Dame basketball games in the Chicago market again this season as part of the Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network originated by Host/USA. In addition, Chicago’s WAUR-AM will also broadcast selected Irish games.
WMAQ-AM (670), with its 50,000-watt clear channel signal, covers a larger geographic area than any other radio station in Chicago. The station’s other sports properties include the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks and the station is also affiliated with CNN Radio.
Notre Dame basketball games on WMAQ this season include: Dec. 4 against Vanderbilt, Dec. 11 at Miami (Ohio), Dec. 18 vs. VMI, Jan. 16 at Syracuse, Jan. 22 vs. Pittsburgh, Jan. 25 vs. Miami (Fla.), Jan. 29 vs. St. John’s, Feb. 6 at Pittsburgh, Feb. 8 at Villanova, Feb. 12 vs. Connecticut, Feb. 19 at Seton Hall, Feb. 26 at Miami (Fla.) and March 4 at Georgetown.
Six more Irish games will be carried in the Chicago area on WAUR-AM (930). They include: Nov. 16 at Ohio State, Nov. 30 at Indiana, Dec. 8 vs. Valparaiso, Jan. 5 at Connecticut, Feb. 23 vs. Providence and March 1 vs. Syracuse.