Sept. 12, 1997
Notre Dame Unveils 1997-98 Basketball Schedule
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The 1997-98 University of Notre Dame men's
basketball team will play 16 games against schools that participated in
postseason play last season. The Irish will meet six schools, and play seven
games, against NCAA tournament teams from last year, and play nine games
against five different teams that participated in the National Invitation
NCAA tournament teams on the Irish schedule include Marquette, Indiana,
Villanova, Boston College, Providence and Georgetown (twice). NIT teams on the
schedule are Pittsburgh, Connecticut, West Virginia, Miami (all twice) and
Notre Dame opens the season on Sun., November 9, with an exhibition game
against Athletes in Action at 7:30 p.m. EST in the Joyce Center and will also
play an exhibition game on Tues., December 9, against Marathon.
The Irish, who posted a 16-14 record last season en route to an appearance
in the NIT quarterfinals, start the regular season on Mon., November 17, with a
home game against the Citadel at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Notre Dame non-conference
schedule is highlighted by game at Marquette (November 21) and Indiana
The BIG EAST Conference schedule for the Irish begins with a pair of
December games with the Irish traveling to Pittsburgh on Sat., December 6 and a
home game against St. John's on Tues., December 30.
Notre Dame will make two appearances on NBC television this season: Sat.,
January 31 at St. John's and Sat., February 28 at Providence. The Irish will be
televised by ESPN twice (Wed., January 21 vs. Syracuse and Wed., February 25
vs. Georgetown) and will appear on ESPN2 twice (Wed., December 3 vs. Indiana
and Tues., February 17 vs. Connecticut).
Notre Dame's television appearances on ESPN Regional, which include
SportsChannel Chicago and WNDU-TV in South Bend, are still to be determined.