`Coach D' thanks student fans
Letter to the Editor
I want to thank those that came out to support our program during "Friday Night Live." I thought it was a great event that gave everyone an opportunity to see the energy that our basketball program wants to inject into the Notre Dame community. We need your support, and you showed us that you are willing to take a step forward by showing up and making a lot of noise that night.
I need a favor from you! I need you to be our sixth man! By showing up at games in force, with your high level of energy and creativity, you can help raise the level of our play, while making it a difficult place for our opponents to compete. This will greatly aid in giving us that home court advantage that Digger Phelps' teams used to enjoy back in the '70's and early '80's. You make a difference. You also make a difference in recruiting. When we bring prospects on campus for games and they see a rowdy student section, it excites them to think about being a part of such a fun environment.
Again, you make a difference. You can make a big difference in Notre Dame basketball. I ask that you take another step closer in supporting our program. I promise we will not let you down.
Head Basketball Coach
November 5, 1999
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