- An inside look at the 2019-20 Fighting Irish women’s basketball team
- Notre Dame Traditions – highlighting ND football to debut in 2019-20
- Notre Dame at Louisville women’s basketball game set for Sunday, Feb. 16
A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the 2019-20 Notre Dame women’s basketball program will be showcased leading into the upcoming basketball season with All Access: Notre Dame Women’s Basketball. The one-hour program will air in October exclusively on ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, 2019.
Additionally, Notre Dame Traditions, part of the previously announced ACC Traditions series, will also air during ACCN’s debut season.
“ACCN is thrilled to highlight the Notre Dame women’s basketball team and head coach Muffet McGraw,” said Stacie McCollum, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions. “This program will go behind the scenes with the Fighting Irish as they prepare for the upcoming season and feature Coach McGraw – one of the most successful women’s basketball coaches of all time – like never before. All Access: Notre Dame Women’s Basketball further demonstrates ACCN’s commitment to access programming and elevating women’s sports.”
Here Come the Irish
Notre Dame, the two-time NCAA Champion and nine-time Women’s Final Four participant, begins a new era this season after graduating five starters, including Arike Ogunbowale, to the WNBA. The program will follow the team on its journey toward discovering its new identity through team bonding, sunrise workouts, and practices. With unmatched team chemistry, get an inside view as this 10-member squad looks to make its mark in Notre Dame history.
ACCN cameras will have exclusive access to daily team activities along with a variety of off-the-court events. The show will feature:
- The new faces of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team
- A day in the life of the Fighting Irish women’s basketball players
- Team bonding activities including a highly competitive go-kart race
- The team receiving the key to the city
- A players-only dinner
The Notre Dame at Louisville women’s basketball game, a rivalry that has burned bright in recent years, will air exclusively on ACCN on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.
Notre Dame Traditions
Notre Dame Traditions, a 30-minute episode that will air during the 2019-20 season, will highlight the various traditions surrounding the historic Fighting Irish football team. Viewers will see the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, the school’s fight song “Victory March,” the Leprechaun mascot and the unique atmosphere of a Notre Dame football weekend.
“Notre Dame Traditions highlights the unique customs across one of the most iconic programs in the nation,” said McCollum. “From the Golden Dome to Touchdown Jesus, and the “Victory March” these all demonstrate the role traditions play in the fabric of Notre Dame’s culture. This show invites you to spend a fall weekend ‘waking up the echoes,’ experiencing the past and learning about one of the most accomplished histories in college sports.”
About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports launching on August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.
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