Dec 19, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT
As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2015, it is once again time to look back on another great year for Notre Dame and the Monogram Club. Over the next several days, we’ll recap the significant Monogram initiatives, events and accomplishments from 2014. We’ll tip off “12 Months of Monogram” with a special weekend at Purcell Pavilion…
On Jan. 19, 2014, exactly 40 years to the day of Notre Dame’s historic upset of UCLA, former Irish men’s basketball coach Richard “Digger” Phelps, a 1982 honorary Monogram recipient, received the program’s highest recognition—induction into the Ring of Honor.
Phelps became the sixth member (and first coach) of the Notre Dame basketball family with a Ring of Honor banner in the Purcell Pavilion rafters.
As part of the celebration, nearly 250 guests, including former student-athletes, managers and trainers, gathered for a pre-game reception in the Monogram Room. Eleven members of the 1974 team returned for the festivities, and were honored along with Phelps during the first half.
At halftime, a feature highlighting his accomplishments played on the videoboard, and the banner was unveiled, marking another great “Notre Dame moment” in Phelps’ career.
Check out the full blog post for plenty of additional videos, tweets and photos from Digger’s special day.