Notre Dame Mar 3, 2023; Greensboro, NC, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot performs during the second half at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: William Howard-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame men’s basketball program has reportedly made a huge coaching move. According to CBS Sports college basketball insider Matt Norlander, the Fighting Irish have gone to the Big Ten to find Mike Brey’s successor in South Bend.

BREAKING: Micah Shrewsberry is leaving Penn State after two seasons and finalizing a 7-year deal to be the next coach at Notre Dame, sources told @CBSSports. Shrewsberry has been ND’s top target for the past two weeks—but talks didn’t begin until PSU was knocked out of the NCAAT,” Norlander tweeted.

Norlander reports that Notre Dame will formally introduce Shrewsberry as its next head coach on Friday. The move that will see Shrewsberry return to his home of Indiana was foreshadowed earlier this afternoon when Penn State junior guard Dallion Johnson and junior forward Caleb Dorsey entered the NCAA transfer portal, while Seth Lundy declared for the 2023 NBA Draft.

Shrewsberry led the Nittany Lions to a 37-31 across two seasons. He helped turn the program around significantly in Year 2, coaching Penn State to a 23-14 record, while also reaching the Big Ten conference tournament final and advancing past the first round of the NCAA Tournament, which was the program’s first March Madness bid in 12 years.

The college basketball world reacted to the massive Notre Dame news on social media.

[Matt Norlander]

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