Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey made a plea to the NCAA to suspend him and not fifth-year senior forward Tim Abromaitis for allowing Abromaitis to play in exhibition games during his redshirt sophomore season. The NCAA rulebook can be confusing. That's not a new story. Brey said he misunderstood the rule regarding redshirting and playing in exhibition games.
Notre Dame shouldn't have any trouble making it through that four-pack of games without a crucial player like Abromaitis. He will return to play Missouri in the CBE Classic semifinal. From Notre Dame's perspective, a sigh of relief should be in order that Abromaitis is allowed to play at all this year.