Today’s Irish Links has a special affinity for the state of Indiana as opposed to Florida- which is probably a natural law from the gods.
Corey Holmes Finds A Home
The offseason for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team saw its usual quota of players transferring away, but for wide receiver Corey Holmes, he still had to find a destination. The former four star prospect from the powerful St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida, had let it be known that he was in search pf playing time.
New team... Same dream pic.twitter.com/dM1Mme9hVU— Corey Holmes (@coreyholmes4) April 2, 2017
Holmes, like another wide receiver transfer from Notre Dame in Justin Ferguson (Western Michigan), passed up an opportunity to head back to his home state in favor of the midwest. It appears it was down to Marshall and Purdue.
Holmes will be immediately eligible as a grad transfer, and will be a member of the Purdue Boilermakers.
Hall of Famer Is A No-Brainer
It’s a difficult position for a basketball coach to be in if they are at a football tradition-rich school such as Notre Dame. It’s even more difficult for a female head coach- even in 2017. However, such is the success that Muffet McGraw has brought to Notre Dame after 30 seasons and 765 wins for the Irish, it now has a giant spotlight.
Muffet McGraw will be inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2017 class.
Here is a statement from Father Jenkins:
“For 30 years, Muffet McGraw has led our women’s basketball program to the pinnacle of success, winning a national championship, reaching the Final Four on seven occasions and garnering 765 victories, and 853 overall. As importantly, her players have excelled in the classroom and she has served as a wonderful ambassador for her sport and this University. I know that the entire Notre Dame family joins me in congratulating Muffet on her election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and we look forward to celebrating her induction in September.”
Congrats to Coach McGraw!
Stay Lazy Y’all!
Central Florida has a very lazy, yet direct plan. Despite the athletic department running close to the red, UCF is planning on some new changes to its facilities.
One of these changes is the addition of a resort style “lazy river.”
The U. of Central Florida plans $25 million in athletics upgrades, including a "lazy river" in an athletes' village. https://t.co/olb5paUSCw pic.twitter.com/RqNbAhpKMr— Buildings & Grounds (@campusarch) April 1, 2017
The theory here is that is will help attract recruits. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about the possible success of such a matter.