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Hoops spring eternal

| Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One of the most delightful things about basketball is that it has the power and magic to take one’s mind off a South Bend winter. This season demonstrates that vividly.

Coach McGraw and the women continue to delight, entertain and inspire us all. We would have loved to have beaten UConn, but our time will come again.

To Coach Brey, you got some mojo working again for you. As a ’70s alum, Rock and Pit gym rat and hoops freak, I think we can attribute a touch of your early success to the wacky, garish, awesome retro uniforms. School bus yellow and script “Irish,” who knew? Keep channelling that Shumate-Brokaw-Dantley-Duck-Dice-Dwight-Digger energy. You have done the impossible again — you’ve made winter in Michiana entertaining.

The only missing ingredient is the theme from “Hogan’s Heroes.” Look deep into ND hoops arcana and you will catch the reference. Look around for an old, ratty Pink Panther costume, too.

Bring on the ACC and bring back the energy of the ACC (the Athletic and Convocation Center).

All the best,

 

Tim Boyle

Class of 1977

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dec. 7

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