...as long as the school shows the same kind of commitment to basketball success that it does for football. Florida spent $8.5 million on basketball and Ohio State spent $6 million copmpared to Notre Dame's $4.6 million according to the most recent EIA data, and the ND number is a significant jump from prior years. Even with the increase, every ACC team spent more on men's basketball than ND did. Only Wake Forest ($4.8 million) was in the same ball park.
Florida opened its practice facility in 2001, back when Kevin White was first promising arena renovation. Like a lot of Big Ten schools, Ohio State lagged on a practice facility; but its new place was supposed to open this summer. At least five other Big Ten schools have open new practice facilities over the last two years or so.
I disagree with Mr. Noie. Football isn't a problem. If nothing else, football weekends can be great recruiting weekends as long as decent lodging is available. Notre Dame's problem is its commitment to basketball success. Unless football takes dollars out of basketball's pocket, and I don't think it does, it should make ND a more attractive place to play.