Notre Dame's athletic department sits in a more challenging position Friday than it did Thursday. As athletic director Jack Swarbrick sees it, things probably will not be getting easier any time soon.
Notre Dame has rewarded longtime coach Muffet McGraw with a historic contract extension after leading the Fighting Irish to consecutive national runner-up finishes, signing her to a 10-year deal through the 2021-22 season.
Lindsey Schrader and Skylar Diggins scored 15 points each and Notre Dame used runs of 11-0 and 8-0 in the second half to beat Eastern Michigan 69-59 on Wednesday.
Indianapolis lawyer Jack Swarbrick was named the 12th athletic director of Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon.