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Leprechaun Legion

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, January 22, 2009

Coach Digger Phelps here, trying to give you all a little perspective on the upcoming game this weekend between your Fighting Irish men’s basketball team and the third ranked Connecticut Huskies. ESPN College Basketball GameDay has been around for five years and this is the first visit to Notre Dame.

The nation has not yet seen what Notre Dame students are capable of. I know you are the best students in the nation and this Saturday is time to prove it. We are riding a nation’s best 45-game home win streak and it is time to show America why we are so tough to play at the Joyce Center. I talked to the University and with the help of some students and Coach Brey, we are going to open up the field house on Friday night at 9 pm. I want as many students as possible there ready to cheer on the Irish.

If you cannot camp out Friday night, be in the building Saturday morning so we can start the madness at the Joyce Center. Students who arrive early will book their priority seats for the game. Don’t let me down. It’s time to show the nation what every ND fan already knows. Go Irish!

Digger Phelps

former Notre Dame basketball coach

Jan. 21