Josh Stowe '01 | Mar. 14, 2014 | ND Today
Dressed in matching uniforms, the team emerged from their limo before taking the court. They were about to get stomped by the top seed, and they were going to go down in style. Warming up, they practiced their best slam-dunk techniques with the aid of a trampoline before looking around for their “coach,” who arrived shortly before tip-off.
“When it was game time the bells rang in the Basilica and Fr. Ted processed to the old bookstore courts. He greeted his team and gave them ‘last rites’ in Latin and stayed for a while taking part in the festivities,” recalls Rich O'Connor ’83, who served as an associate commissioner during the ’83 Bookstore Basketball tournament “I will always remember fondly my part in the world's largest single-elimination basketball tournament. Look out for the manhole cover!”