Blue and Gold Illustrated

Sept. 9, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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ACC Arrival Notre Dame releases 2013-14 men's basketball schedule N Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey will return to his East Coast roots this season when the Irish debut in the Atlantic Coast Conference. photo by joe raymond By Andrew Owens otre Dame men's basketball recently unveiled its full 201314 schedule for the program's 109th season and first in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Irish will kick off the new era by hosting Duke at Purcell Pavilion Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. in a nationally televised contest on CBS. "It's funny how the ACC and television worked to get that one scheduled as our first conference game," Brey told "I know that our fans are going to be excited to have the Blue Devils in our building. Even though our student body is still on Christmas break for that game, it's going to be an electric atmosphere in our building on that day." Brey is quite familiar with the Duke program, having coached there as an assistant under head coach Mike Krzyzewski from 1987-95 before taking his first head coaching job with Delaware. The Irish are 2-15 all time against the Blue Devils, and nearly 12 years will have passed since the last meeting by the time the teams tip off. In 2002, top-seeded Duke defeated Notre Dame 84-77 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame will play the other

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