Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Start the Tourney

Arkansas-Pine Bluff/Winthrop grudgematch tonight. Winner takes on Duke.

Also, an announcement. After four years, I will be relinquishing control of the blog at the end of the season. It's been a great ride and I've enjoyed every minute of it, but time constraints have made me limit my posting this season. Next year, I will be out of the country for most of the Big East slate. While I would love to continue posting, I simply cannot continue to bring the same caliber of coverage that I hope you have come to expect from Black and Green.

My last post will be the Sunday after the Irish play their last game this season (if ND loses this weekend, I will finish up on March 21st). Until then, I promise to give you my best effort in the remaining posts and hope to continue going for as long as possible!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

We'll miss it! Anyone know of another Blog on ND hoops?

Brian said...

Thanks for all of your coverage. I have been reading since the beginning. Best of luck to you on your future endeavors.

BlackandGreen said...

I'll post some links to any good sites I see, but for now wenevergraduate.blogspot.com is a pretty good upstart that blogs about ND basketball from time to time.

Rakesofmallow.com is always very good and covers ND football in addition to hoops.

Kurt said...

Thanks for all the hard work man. Have been checking this site regularly during the season for the last 3 years. Best of luck overseas.

Go Irish!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the hard work, and good luck in all you do!

Bob said...

Thanks for the great commentary!

As an alumnus note, AD has been filling in nicely for G Karl with the Nuggets, while George has cancer treatments.

Meghan said...

Good luck to you! and thanks for the writing over the last couple of years.

notre damian said...

thank u for your efforts. go irish!

David said...

I found your site only a few months ago, but I really enjoy your work.

Let's send you off with a bang then, huh?

Elite 8!

discndav said...

Thank you! I've been reading along for 2 years now, this site is very objective.

BGarc said...

Thanks BlackandGreen, I have also been a reader since the beginning and will miss your coverage. Honest, straightforward writing without a hidden agenda is great to read. Good luck overseas.

Knobby said...

I have read since the start. I'll miss it. This was the best place on the web to see true fans analyze the hoops program. Good luck. Maybe you should find someone to pass the torch too?

Ryan said...

Many thanks to you for this blog as I have also been reading for a few years!

But maybe it does not need to feed away? As the previous poster mentioned, surely there is someone - perhaps one of the longtime readers - that has the knowledge and ability to take it over?

It would be a shame to simply let it die.

Thanks again!

Liz said...

I am proud to have been a loyal reader. I hope you are proud of your work! I know I am.

Fred Benson said...

Thanks for 4 wonderful years of this blog. With ODU's 51-50 win over the Irish, B&G now joins Gody, T-Jack, JP and Andree as part of the class of 2010 at the University of Notre Dame du Lac. I hope Gody becomes a 1st round pick, and T-Jack also gets to join an NBA team. As for K-Mac, Kurz and Ayers, I hope they could get called up before the season ends, and would join Troy Murphy and Matt Carroll as NBA players that us ND basketball fans will follow for the rest of the season. It was great seeing the Irish those last 4 years, the winningest class in Notre Dame history (93 wins), a Big East player of the Year and an All-American in Luke Harangody, Kyle McAlarney's 39 point game against Carolina, 'Gody dropping 40 on U of L, the 44 game win streak at Father Joyce Center, Notre Dame's tourney win in '08 against George Mason, the proclaimation of Luke Harangody Day when 44 was featured in SI...so many memories of B&G. While B&G was covering the Irish last season, forward Luke Zeller #40 had a blog at the New York Times 'Quad Blog' called 'Dispatches from a Domer'. This site along with RoM, and other ND sites, whatever these sites would carry (especially http://www.und.com) are outstanding sites, and I approve all Notre Dame sports sites as an Irish fan and a Subway Domer. Let's hope the ND women's team can turn our sadness into joy as they look to bring the NCAA women's title to the Golden Dome as they start their Road to San Antonio Saturday against Cleveland State. But for now, thanks for the site, be safe and GO IRISH!

Anonymous said...

Good job B&G. Your site was always insightful and delightfully devoid (most of the time)of the recruitnik, never played any sport drones that dominate many of these sites. I most enjoyed the X's and O's analysis. Best of luck to you.