Former Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw joins all-women ACCN studio as analyst

Hall of Fame coach Muffet McGraw is returning to women’s college basketball as an ACC Network studio analyst.

McGraw announced her retirement in April after 33 years coaching the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the women’s game. In the six months since, she has organized food drives during the pandemic, started teaching a sports business leadership class at Notre Dame and worked as a poll worker on Election Day.

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Now she’ll add TV analyst beginning next week on ACC Network’s “ACC Women’s Basketball Tipoff” and “ACC Operation Basketball” programs, ESPN PR announced Monday. They air Nov. 11 and 12.

“Muffet McGraw is on the Mount Rushmore of women’s college basketball coaches and we are elated to have her join ACC Network,” the networks’ coordinating producer Aaron Katzman said in a statement. “Along with her hall of fame pedigree Coach McGraw will bring to our studio shows informed perspective, in depth analysis, and insight that transcends beyond the court.”

McGraw, 64, amassed 936 wins as the Irish coach, good for sixth all-time among Division I coaches. She joins Pat Summitt (Tennessee), Tara VanDerveer (Stanford), Geno Auriemma (UConn) and Mike Krzyzewski (Duke men) as the only coaches with at least 930 victories.

The Irish became perennial contenders for ACC championships and the the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame won national championships in 2001 and 2018 under McGraw’s guidance and reached the Final Four nine times. She was named the Associated Press National Coach of the Year four times and was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Niele Ivey, a member of the 2001 championship team and assistant on the 2018 team, took over as Irish coach.

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McGraw joining studio of women for ACC

Muffet McGraw on a court: Former Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw is joining ACC Network. (Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

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Former Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw is joining ACC Network. (Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

McGraw will join a group of women talking about the women’s game, an aspect of sports media that is incredibly important to the legendary coach

“I am thrilled to be joining ACC Network,” McGraw said in a statement. “As a coach, I loved being part of the ACC and have always believed it is one of the best conferences in the country. I am thankful to be surrounded by a great studio team, including Kelsey Riggs, Kelly Gramlich and Monica McNutt to help me make a smooth transition from coach to analyst.”

One of McGraw’s most famous moments came in April 2019 ahead of the NCAA Final Four games. She started a national conversation with two minutes of semi-impromptu, passionate remarks on the importance of women’s voices in sport. Women’s empowerment, especially in the spots world, is a passion of hers and she publicly vowed to only hire women on her staff.

ACC Network broadcasts a doubleheader of women’s games on Thursdays dubbed “Ladies Night.” Riggs, Gramlich and McNutt even celebrated

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iPhone 12 Could Be a Tailwind for Apple’s Accessories Segment, Says Analyst

Apple’s (AAPL) accessories business might make up only 1 to 2% of overall sales, but Deutsche Bank analyst Jeriel Ong thinks one of the iPhone 12’s new features could drive extra revenue.

The iPhone 12 comes with a new feature called MagSafe. This is an old MacBook feature now revived across the whole spectrum of iPhone 12 handsets. MagSafe lets users easily attach accessories magnetically to the back of the unit, whilst enabling fast charging through new Apple MagSafe chargers. It is also enabled by the new MagSafe-ready iPhone cases.

Why can Apple drive more sales through the feature? Ong explained: “While the size of the iPhone is often communicated to third-party case and accessory makers well in advance, we don’t get the sense that the presence of MagSafe was communicated to a significant number of accessory makers in advance. And it appears to us that MagSafe-ready cases and accessories present an advantage to those that are not MagSafe capable.”

As an example, Ong points out that despite the case creating a bigger distance between the iPhone and the charger, the MagSafe enabled official iPhone 12 cases will allow the handset to charge wirelessly at 15W, something third-party iPhone case manufacturers may not be able to achieve.

“We postulate that some third-party cases will impede a consumer’s ability to use MagSafe to charge their iPhone, whether impacting the speed (15W, according to AAPL) or impacting the connection more generally,” Ong remarked.

Further down the line, Ong sees car-attachments using MagSafe as the docking system or a MagSafe battery attachment being developed for situations requiring large amounts of power.

“All of these products could drive outsized accessories sales to AAPL as the company has naturally had more time to develop products that utilize MagSafe technology,” Ong concluded.

Overall, Ong reiterates a Buy rating on AAPL shares along with a $140 price target. What’s in it for investors? Potential upside of 21%. (To watch Ong’s track record, click here)

The majority of Street analysts also say Buy – 25, in fact. AAPL’s Moderate Buy consensus rating is completed with the addition of 8 Holds and 3 Sells. Meanwhile, the forecast is for a 7% upside, as indicated by the $123.66 average price target. (See Apple stock analysis on TipRanks)

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