Found March 12, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Last year, Notre Dame leader Mike Brey was named national coach of the year, and deservedly so. This year, he did an even better job. Because he had so much less talent to work with. The Irish (22-11), picked for ninth in the Big East Conference back in October before star player Tim Abromaitis was lost for the season in November with a knee injury, came on strong to finish third with a 13-5 league record. It was “Ewing Theory” in it’s finest form, because despite losing the only player with any accolade, the Irish weren’t far off (at least in Big East play) from last year’s squad, which earned a #2 seed close to home after being in the discussion for a #1 seed and ranked in the top 5 nationally towards the end of the season. Last year’s Irish team looked like they could make a lot of noise in the tourney if their shooters stayed hot. It didn’t happen though, as the Irish choked, and got upset by #10 seed Florida State in the SECOND round. This team on the other hand, looks likely ...

Notre Dame women get No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament

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How Irish transcended adversity

This was supposed to be just a day to make sure all the clocks are adjusted right and maybe wonder what might have been for the Notre Dame men's basketball team. At least a few months ago, that appeared to be the case. Having any say or stake in Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament wasn't supposed to happen this month. Not for this Irish team. Not after looking so...

Notre Dame Recruiting Blog: 3/13

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Baylor, UConn earn No. 1 women's seeds

Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford are the No. 1 seeds in the women's NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears will try and become the seventh team to go through a season unbeaten. They've already topped the Huskies and Irish this season at home. After losing in the regional final last year, junior phenom Brittney Griner and Baylor have been on a mission all season to...

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California OL Has High Regard for Notre Dame

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Notre Dame Offers Savaiinaea

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The head coach talks about losing 7-1 to the Fighting Irish on Sunday afternoon.

Hilinski being patient

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame is home to one of the region’s top quarterback prospects. Kelly Hilinski has been much talked about before even entering high school and he started to fulfill his vast potential this past season.

SERIES UPDATE: Notre Dame 7, LSU 1

Bats go silent, McCune struggles as Irish snap Tigers' eight-game winning streak.

Big Skill, Matuska Kick Off 2013

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Analyzing 2013: Offensive Line

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A Look at ND's Burn Offense

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