Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball head coach Niele Ivey met with the media just a few weeks before the ACC champ starts another season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball team is tipping off its season in Paris, France on November 6. While there’s still a little less than a month left before that season gets underway, excitement is flowing freely through South Bend.
On Tuesday, head coach Niele Ivey addressed the media. Among the topics she talked about was the kind of weapons she thinks she’ll have at her disposal this season. Among those weapons is the ability to form a “matchup nightmare” with Hannah Hidalgo and Olivia Miles occupying the same backcourt.
Of course, Miles needs to get healthy first. And there’s still not a solid timeframe as to when that’s going to happen. It’s a safe bet she won’t be back for the season opener. But it might not be that much longer.
Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish star plans finals performance
Speaking of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, a former member of that hallowed group is getting ready for her upcoming series in the WNBA finals.
In fact, for the second straight season, former Irish guard Jackie Young has the opportunity to bring home a WNBA title as she’ll take the court for the Las Vegas Aces.
Young was a major factor for the Aces making the finals as she led the league with a 44.9 clip from behind the arc and posted 17.6 points each game. She’s scored 15.2 points per game and hauled down 6.4 rebounds per contest in the postseason.
The WNBA Finals will get started on Sunday evening.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball hosting recruits
While the Notre Dame football team has a big game ahead on Saturday, other Fighting Irish sports are planning on using the event against USC to do some recruiting of their own.
2024 Notre Dame LHP commit Brady Koester and 2024 INF/RHP commit Parker Brzustewicz will be on campus this weekend.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will also host an important 2025 prospect in JD Dohrmann, who is being recruited by several SEC schools.