Notre Dame Basketball: Dragicevich Reportedly Commits To Boston College

Notre Dame transfer Alex Dragicevich has committed to Boston College

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Mike Brey Contract Extension Interview: Notre Dame Coach Signs 10-Year Deal, Talks About Past And Future

On Tuesday June 19, Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick announced a 10-year contract extension with head basketball coach Mike Brey, effective July 1, 2012 and runnning through June 30, 2022. Brey has the third-most wins in Notre Dame basketball history (260 wins -132 losses) and is a three-time Coach of the Year in the Big East (2007, 2008 and 2011). He has coached the Fighting Irish to nine 20-win seasons, including six-straight seasons with 20+ wins. Perhaps the most impressive mark under Brey's leadership is the 100-7 (.935) mark at home over the past six years.

On Tuesday he spoke about what the new deal means to him (via UND.com):

"As I have said on many occasions throughout my time here at Notre Dame, I am both honored and humbled to be the head coach at this very special place," Brey says. "When I took the job here nearly 13 years ago, I felt that this could be a place where I could retire from coaching. With the terms of this new contract, I certainly intend for it to be my last coaching stop."

Here are a few portions from his contract extension interview:

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Notre Dame Basketball: Contract Extension For Coach Mike Brey To Be Announced On Tuesday

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will announce a new contract extension for head basketball coach Mike Brey during a news conference on Tuesday, as ESPN's Andy Katz reports. Brey's tenure with Notre Dame, which began way back in 2000, has generally been highly successful for the traditional football powerhouse.

After a mediocre stretch in the middle of the decade when the Fighting Irish failed to make the NCAA Tournament in three consecutive seasons, Brey has rebounded the program in recent years. Since the 2006-2007 season, Notre Dame has been to five of the past six NCAA tournaments, including an appearance as a No. 2 seed last year.

Last year's appearance as a No. 2 was actually Notre Dame's highest seeding for the tournament since 1981, a reflection of the work that Brey has done with the program in recent years. Over 12 years in Notre Dame, Brey has compiled a 259-130 record with eight NCAA appearances and four NIT appearances.

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Big East/SEC Challenge Schedule Released, Notre Dame Draws Kentucky

The schedule has been released, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday, November 29 as a part of the second annual Big East/SEC Challenge. Kentucky will be trying to defend their National Championship, but the team will look very different now that stars Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague are all moving on to the NBA.

As for the DePaul Blue Demons they will go on the road to face the Auburn Tigers on Friday, November 30. The Big East won eight of the 12 games in last year's series.

Here is the full schedule for the Big East / SEC Challenge:

Thurs., Nov. 29

Kentucky at Notre Dame
Marquette at Florida
South Carolina at St. John's
Seton Hall at LSU

Fri., Nov. 30

Syracuse at Arkansas
Tennessee at Georgetown
DePaul at Auburn
Georgia at South Florida

Sat., Dec. 1

Alabama at Cincinnati
Villanova at Vanderbilt
Mississippi State at Providence
Rutgers at Mississippi

Every contest will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

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Alex Dragicevich Transfer Update: Former Notre Dame Guard Reportedly Headed To BC

After two quiet years at Notre Dame, Chicago native Alex Dragicevich decided that it was time to move elsewhere to continue his basketball career. Over the past six weeks, there have been plenty of rumors about where Dragicevich would end up, but according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports, he has finally made his decision:

@goodmancbs: Notre Dame's Alex Dragicevich is transferring to Boston College, source told CBSSports. He's a 6-foot-7 wing who started 10 games last year.

Dragicevich came to Notre Dame as a highly-touted recruit, selecting the Fighting Irish over offers from schools like Xavier, Colorado and Oklahoma St. Despite starting 10 games as a sophomore, Dragicevich wasn't able to take advantage of expanded playing time, as he averaged only 6.6 ppg.

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Alex Dragicevich Rumors: Talk of Boston College Commitment Untrue, According To Report

Alex Dragicevich, the ex-Notre Dame Fighting Irish shooting guard who is transferring to another school, told the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton that rumors that he has committed to play for the Boston College Eagles are false.

That, of course, doesn't necessarily mean that Dragicevich won't end up at BC, but if he will, it's at least not official yet. Dragicevich has been quiet while looking for a new school, but he's reportedly been targeting schools (BC, Northwestern) that, like Notre Dame, are in the North and have high academic standards.

Dragicevich averaged 6.8 points per game for the Irish last season, and is a noted three-point shooter.

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Alex Dragicevich Rumors: Ex-Notre Dame Guard Could Transfer To Northwestern

Guard Alex Dragicevich decided to transfer from Notre Dame, citing concerns over playing time. According to the Tribune's Teddy Greenstein, Northwestern is a potential destination for him:

Dragicevich plans to huddle with his family next week and then formulate a list of possible destinations.

Northwestern appears to have interest. If that’s the case, Dragicevich will investigate.

Related: Notre Dame Basketball: Sophomore G Alex Dragicevich To Transfer

Dragicevich possesses good size for a shooting guard, and he was a solid three-point shooter for Notre Dame in 2011-12, which could make him a good fit for the Wildcats' offense.

He played in 34 games this past season, starting 10 of them, and averaged about 21 minutes per game.

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Notre Dame Basketball: Sophomore G Alex Dragicevich To Transfer

The Fighting Irish lose one of the sophomore guards as Chicago native Alex Dragicevich decides to transfer away.

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