Looks like Notre Dame is in serious trouble this season. Their co-captain Tim Abromaitis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at practice this morning and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season. His loss will be felt not just in South Bend, but throughout the Big East and college basketball worlds. Abro played in two games and was averaging … [Read more...] about Big East, Notre Dame Loses Top Player for Year in Tim Abromaitis
Notre Dame basketball had an unexpected breakthrough season last year, even though it ended very poorly. They had the second best record in the Big East and were just one Big East tournament win away from probably securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, there was the disaster upset to #10 seed Florida State very close to home at Chicago's United Center. Still … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Will Be Tim Abromaitis’ Team This Season
Fighting Irish forward Tim Abromaitis, the player expected to replace Ben Hansbrough as the team's leader, top scorer, and overall best talent, will miss the first four games of the college basketball regular season. Why? A misunderstanding in the technicality of an NCAA rule dating back to the 2008-09 season. … [Read more...] about Fighting Irish Lose Best Player for 4 Games, NCAA Technicality
Everywhere you look, college football and college basketball news stories are filled with scandal and skullduggery. It’s enough to make one think there are no good guys left among the coaches, and no “students,” in the term “student-athlete.” Tim Abromaitis of Notre Dame is an exceptional exception. His team finished the season ranked #4 in the final poll, earned a #2 seed … [Read more...] about Notre Dame’s Tim Abromaitis will complete MBA Ahead of Basketball
It seems like the #7 Fighting Irish might be the least hyped top ten team of all time. Of course, when you pay attention to some Mike Brey quotes and NBA Draftniks' work, perhaps that's changing. Ben Hansbrough for Big East player of the year? His name certainly has to be in the discussion, but obviously the favorite UConn's Kemba Walker, and you'd have to place Pittburgh's … [Read more...] about Hansbrough Big East Player of the Year? Abromaitis in NBA Mock Drafts?
"My theme is a lot of interchangeable parts," Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach Mike Brey said of his team this season. And it's true, while last year's team leaned heavily on Luke Harangody in the post and Tory Jackson at the point, this unit often sports a very unconventional line-up. The Irish have ascended to the #15 national ranking in college basketball by sometime … [Read more...] about Notre Dame Hoops Uses Unconventional Formula for Success
There may be a "Ewing Theory" at work in South Bend. Despite losing Luke Harangody, the first player in Notre Dame basketball history to be a three-time first-team All-Big East selection, and the first player in program history to lead the conference in both scoring and rebounding in consecutive seasons, the Fighting Irish are getting better. They lost a marquee college … [Read more...] about #15 Notre Dame Hoops Winning Because of Experience