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    FIGHTING IRISH

    Nov. 9, 2000

    (4-2 at ND Stadium, 2-1-0 at Alumni at Stadium).

    SiteYearRankW/L/TNDNU
    FX19754- W173
    LB1983-13 W1918
    *19879-W3225
    *19928-9 W547
    *19931-16L3941
    19948-L11 30
    *199512-W2010
    199617-W4821
    *1997W5220
    199813-W3126
    *1999-25L2931

    Rankings refer to AP poll
    FX ? Schaefer Stadium (Foxboro)
    LB ? Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.)
    * ? Notre Dame Stadium
    \Rankings indicate AP Ranking at time of game.

    NOTRE DAME-BC SERIES NOTES

    • The series has been continuous since 1992 and is slated to continue through 2004.
    • The first game of the series was held at Foxboro Stadium in 1975 (a 17-3 Irish win in Dan Devine's first game as head coach) while the other neutral-field game in the series was at Memphis, Tenn., in the 1983 Liberty Bowl (a 19-18 win for the Irish over the 13th-ranked Eagles).
    • Ten of the previous 11 games have seen at least one team ranked in that week's AP poll, with the higher-ranked team holding a 7-3 edge.

    ND-BC CONNECTIONS

    Second-year ND assistant coach Jerry Rosburg (cornerbacks, special teams) spent the '97 and '98 seasons as secondary coach at BC while first-year BC associate athletic director/sports information director Michael Enright worked in the ND SID Office from 1992-2000.

    Alicia Ratay
    (Sophomore, Shooting Guard, Lake Zurich, Illinois)

    One of the nation's top perimeter shooters who earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and honorable mention All-America honors in 1999-2000 ... averaged 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while starting all 32 games as a freshman, when she also drained 84-of-101 three-point shots (.832) ... scored 32 points in early-season win over North Carolina, becoming just the second ND freshman ever to eclipse 30 points in a game ... set BIG EAST record by making 7-of-7 three-point shots in frantic win over Rutgers, including two in final 25 minutes to force overtime ... had 10 points and five assists in 2000 exhibition win over the Premier All-Stars.\

    Kelly Siemon
    (Senior, Forward, Edina, Minnesota)

    Veteran post player who heads into her senior season with 95 career games played (64 starts) ... owns a career scoring average of 6.8 points per game, plus 5.0 rebounds per game ... scored a career-high 23 points vs. Providence as a junior ... grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds in 2000 NCAA Tournament victory over George Washington ... made 5-of-6 shots from the floor while totaling 14 points and six rebounds in 2000 exhibition win over the Premier All-Stars.

    Ruth Riley
    (Senior, Center, Macy, Indiana)

    Coming off an impressive junior season that included All-America and Academic All-America honors (see center display) ... heads into her final season with 95 career games played (88 starts), 14.7 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game and an ND record 257 career blocks ... averaged 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in 1999-2000 while totaling 85 blocked shots ... made all five of her shots while totaling 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in 2000 exhibition win over the Premier All-Stars.

    Niele Ivey
    (Senior, Point Guard, St. Louis, Missouri)

    Experienced fifty-year player who again will run the show for the fifth-ranked Irish ... heads into her final season with 96 career games played (78 starts), plus 10.4 points per game, 480 assists and 254 steals ... has battled back from multiple injuries to emerge as one of the nation's top point guards ... named second team all-BIG EAST in 1999-2000, after averaging 11.2 ppg while totaling 194 assists and 95 steals ... had 12 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 2000 exhibition win over the Premier All-Stars.

     

     

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