Oct. 18, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Signaling a new women’s basketball season is nearly upon us, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will host its annual women’s basketball media day on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Representing the Fighting Irish at the event will be Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw, along with junior guard standouts Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale.
Thursday’s Media Day will be broken-up into two sessions with the Irish slated for the afternoon session from 2-4:30 p.m. ET. As part of the festivities, Notre Dame will also participate in the live press conference streamed on ACC Network Extra via the ESPN app at 3:30 p.m.
Fans can follow all the action across Notre Dame women’s basketball’s social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram - @ndwbb. Fans can also catch content by following the hashtag #ACCmediaday.
Finally, the 2017-18 Preseason All-ACC Team, Newcomer Watch List, Player of the Year and Predicted Order of Finish will be announced at 9 a.m. on Thursday, officially kicking-off the day’s events.
PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
9:30 - 9:47 a.m. - NC State
9:48 - 10:05 a.m. - Florida State
10:06 - 10:23 a.m. - Syracuse
10:24 - 10:41 a.m. - Miami
10:42 - 10:59 a.m. - Wake Forest
11:00 - 11:17 a.m. - Louisville
11:18 - 11:35 a.m. - Duke
2:00 - 2:17 p.m. - Georgia Tech
2:18 - 2:35 p.m. - Virginia Tech
2:36 - 2:53 p.m. - Boston College
2:54 - 3:11 p.m. - Clemson
3:12 - 3:29 p.m. - Pittsburgh
3:30 - 3:47 p.m. - Notre Dame
3:48 - 4:05 p.m. - North Carolina
4:06 - 4:23 p.m. - Virginia
Josh Bates joined Fighting Irish Media as associate athletics communications director in July of 2017, serving as the women’s basketball and men’s golf contact. Bates earned both his bachelor’s (2011) and master’s (2014) degree in sports management from the University of Illinois. He also worked as a grad assistant at Illinois from 2012-14 and worked full-time at Tulane University from 2014-17.