The Wildcats travel to California and Las Vegas as part of their 2013-14 schedule against out-of-conference opponents in the first season under new coach Chris Collins.
Northwestern and Illinois now know who their opponents will be in conference play, though neither team will see new members Maryland and Rutgers.
4mBrandon Young scored a career-high 35 for the Blue Demons, but it was enough as DePaul fell to Connecticut, 99-78. Meanwhile, Illinois State dropped an Missouri Valley matchup to Missouri State.
4mThe four-touchdown loss to Alabama in the National Championship game doesn't diminish the fact Notre Dame was 12-0 prior to that, but it doesn't help soothe the players, especially the seniors.
4mWith an impressive RPI, resume and backcourt, John Groce's Illinois group was slotted as the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region in CBT's first projected bracket.
4mAs the Notre Dame football team was blown out in the National Championship game, the basketball team, currently ranked No. 17 in the country, held on to beat No. 21 Cincinnati for the Irish's 12th straight win.
4mNotre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick is excited for his program's matchup with Alabama tonight in the BCS Championship game.
4mNorthwestern scored just 14 first-half points and shot 38.5 percent from the floor en route to a 69-51 loss to No. 9 ranked Minnesota Sunday afternoon.
4mNotre Dame alums Rick Mirer, Brady Quinn, Anthony Fasano and others are in Miami this weekend for the BCS Championship game and discuss what playing in the big game means for the Irish.