The Notre Dame Fighting Irish released their 2017-18 non-conference schedule Thursday night, with a trip to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans as a part of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge as the highlight.
Apart from what I am expecting to be another tough ACC conference schedule, Notre Dame will take a variety of past and new opponents in their non-conference slot.
With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.
The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!
Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.
Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.
Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.
Four straight losses was not the start that head coach Bobby Collins and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks had envisioned for the 2015-16 season. On the heels of one of the most successful seasons in school history, which was Collins’ first as head coach, there was a ton of optimism around the program.
After the Hawks were blown out in their home opener against the Fairfield Stags, to the tune of 113-74, they quickly turned their attention to their game on Friday against the Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash. The Red Flash came in with a 2-2 record overall, but were coming off a loss against Kent State in their last time out.