June 10, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey will be back at Wrigley Field to take part in game day festivities for the first time since 2001 when the Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Brey is scheduled to throw out the first pitch for the 7:15 p.m. (ET) start and then will lead Cubs fans in the traditional seventh inning stretch.
Joe Maddon Bobbleheads, presented by Pepsi, will be given to the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the game. The contest will be broadcast on FOX, 780-AM and Cubs.com.
Brey, who will begin his 16th season on the Fighting Irish bench in 2015-16, guided his squad to one of the most electrifying seasons in program history as Notre Dame finished with a 32-6 record (second most wins in the 110-year history of the program), advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1979 and won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in March by dispatching Miami, Duke and North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina en route to the title.
Notre Dame advanced to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2003 and came within two points (lost 68-66) of defeating No. 1 Kentucky for a berth in the Final Four in what was regarding by many to be the top game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
The Fighting Irish finished the campaign ranked eighth in the final Associated Press poll and fifth in the USA Today/Coaches Poll.
Brey owns a 332-165 record in 15 seasons with the Irish and is the second all-time winningest coach in program history.
Ticket availablility is limited for Saturday’s contest. Fans may chack availability for the game at www.cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
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