Oct. 12, 2011

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s and women’s basketball teams held their annual Media Day activities on Wednesday afternoon inside 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 were available for interviews with members of the media. What’s more, the men’s basketball team took its 2011-12 team photo (the women will take theirs on Thursday), 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 evening (and rest of this week) for additional 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.)

Men’s Basketball Coach Brey Quotes
Women’s Basketball Coach McGraw Quotes
Men’s Basketball Player Quotes
Women’s Basketball Player Quotes
media-icon-photogallery.gifWomen’s Basketball Media Day Photo Gallery

Both Notre Dame basketball teams held their first offical practices last week in accordance with NCAA regulations. The Fighting Irish men are preparing for their 2011-12 exhibition opener at 7:30 p.m. (ET) Nov. 1 against St. Xavier at Purcell Pavilion. The Notre Dame women’s basketball team will take the court for the first time at 7 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 2 when it plays host to reigning Canadian national champion Windsor in an exhibition game, also at Purcell Pavilion.

Tickets for all Notre Dame athletics events may be purchased by contacting the Murnane Family Athletics Ticket Office at (574) 631-7356, visiting the ticket office windows located in the Rosenthal Atrium at Purcell Pavilion (Gate 9 entrance) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) weekdays, or by going on-line to the official Notre Dame athletics ticketing web page at www.und.com/tickets.

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