Oct. 15, 2009
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to hold their annual Media Day activities on Thursday afternoon inside the auxiliary gym at the new Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. In addition to press conferences with head coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, the players and staff for both teams will be available for interviews with members of the media. What’s more, both teams are scheduled to take their 2009-10 team photos, as well as a handful of group photos, with Mike Bennett and his talented crew from Lighthouse Imaging in Mishawaka, Ind.
Check back to this page during the course of the afternoon and evening for video coverage and transcripts of both coaches’ press conferences, as well as selected quotes from the men’s and women’s players, and a photo gallery from the day’s events. (NOTE: links below will go active when content has been uploaded to this page.)
Both Notre Dame basketball teams will hold their first offical practices on Friday. The Fighting Irish men’s basketball team then will open its 2009-10 season on Nov. 1 with an exhibition game against Lewis at 7 p.m. (ET), in the first contest to be played at the newly-refurbished Purcell Pavilion. The Notre Dame women’s basketball team will take the court for the first time on Nov. 3, also at 7 p.m. (ET), when they play host to Indianapolis in an exhibition game.
Tickets for all Notre Dame athletics events may be purchased by contacting the Fighting Irish Athletics Ticket Office at (574) 631-7356, visiting the ticket office windows on the second floor of Purcell Pavilion (Gate 1 entrance) weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, or by going on-line to the official ticket office web page at www.und.com/tickets.
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