Found February 18, 2012 on
As the horse race that is the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference regular season comes down the stretch, it seems fitting that No. 4 Notre Dame heads to the most famous locale in thoroughbred racing, as the Fighting Irish visit No. 19/16 Louisville on Monday for a 2 p.m. (ET) matchup at the KFC Yum! Center. The game will be televised live to a national cable audience on ESPN as the opener to its "Big Monday" tripleheader that will feature six ranked teams.
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The University of Illinois women's tennis team (5-1) will return to action this Sunday in South Bend, Ind., to take on No. 23 Notre Dame at 11 a.m. CT. The Illini are coming off a 16-day break after a convincing 6-1 win over SMU on Feb. 3.
TV/radio: 8 p.m. Saturday; ESPNU, WLS-AM 890.
Notre Dame continues its improbable run with a remarkable 20-point comeback and overtime victory at Villanova.
A four-run eighth inning enabled Notre Dame to register a 5-2 come-from-behind victory over Iowa Saturday morning at Jack Russell Stadium in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge.
Louisville women's basketball (19-7, 8-5) will host No. 4 Notre Dame (25-2, 12-1) for a BIG EAST conference match up on Monday, Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center. Tuesday's contest will air on ESPN as a Big Monday match up with LaChina Robinson and Brenda VanLengen calling the action.
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The Fighting Illini women's tennis team (5-2) jumped out to an early lead on Sunday but could not hold off No. 23 Notre Dame (6-3), dropping a 4-3 heartbreaker at Eck Tennis Pavilion. Junior Rachael White led the Orange and Blue with victories in both singles and doubles action.
No. 13 North Carolina continues its month-long road trip Saturday when the Tar Heels face No. 23 Notre Dame at 11 a.m. at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. Carolina is 6-4 on the season following a win over No. 13 Georgia Tech at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships last Sunday. Notre Dame is 5-2 after a road win at No. 18 Vanderbilt on Feb. 5.
No. 20 Stanford lost another hard-fought game, this time to No. 20 Notre Dame, 17-14. The Cardinal drop to 0-3 as it attempts to navigate its difficult early schedule.
Notre Dame hits the road for a BIG EAST tilt on Saturday night, taking on the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET.