New media Digger: Phelps joins Campus Insiders; Launches Twitter account

Digger Phelps is going new media.

The former Notre Dame coach has signed on to be a basketball analyst for Campus Insiders, the Chicago-based site that covers college sports. His first appearance is today. Phelps will appear on Campus Insiders throughout the season, including conducting select interviews with coaches.

Phelps, 73, also is joining Twitter at @diggerphelps. As of 1 p.m., he had 20 followers. His old pal, Dick Vitale, has 663,000 followers. So Phelps has some catching up to do.

“Digital media has already become such a strong medium for consuming college sports so I’m excited to join the Campus Insiders team and be a part of all of the great, high-quality college basketball coverage,” said Phelps.

“Anyone that knows college basketball, knows that Digger Phelps is a legend with years of experience as a coach and broadcaster,” said Crowley Sullivan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Campus Insiders.  “Adding Phelps’ expertise and profile to our vast collection of talent speaks volumes to the quality, growth and potential of Campus Insiders.  We are sure that fans will love what Digger will have to say during the season.”

Phelps left ESPN last spring after serving 20 years as an analyst.

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