Team preview: Notre Dame

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 17, 2005, 6:32 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Mike Brey couldn't resist the urge. He was sitting with Villanova coach Jay Wright and West Virginia's John Beilein at some camp or AAU tournament or random summer stop that brings coaches together and just had to congratulate his rivals on their newfound prosperity. Not the schools' 2005 NCAA Tournament success, although that was impressive. Nope, Brey was applauding their ascension in the Big East hierarchy.

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