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Kentucky Remains Unblemished in Thriller against The Fighting Irish

Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots against Zach Auguste #30 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second half during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) In the Midwest Regional final tonight, the top seeded Kentucky Wildcats squeaked by third seeded Notre Dame in an amazing game that went...
Via The Sports Journal
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame's Zach Auguste Finishes Off Awesome Alley-Oop Against Wichita State

Notre Dame has not been to the Elite Eight since 1979. Since then they have made it to the Sweet Sixteen three times, but were not able to make it to the next round until this year. Wichita State gave the Fighting Irish a good game, but the Shockers defense could not find an answer for the Notre Dame offense Thursday night falling to the Fighting Irish 81-70.Four of five starters...
Via FatManWriting
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Let’s face it: college basketball polls are pretty meaningless. They’re essentially hype machines, having no bearing on the season. So to poke fun at college basketball’s incessant need to rank things, we’ll re-rank the AP top 25 according to other criteria. When preparing for a particular opponent, any strategies you develop basically fall into one of two categories:...
Via The Sports Post
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame F Zach Auguste Will Play Today After Missing Game Due To Academic Issue

Notre Dame junior forward Zach Auguste will be back on the court for the Fighting Irish this afternoon.  Auguste, a 6-foot-10 power forward, missed Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech due to an academic issue. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that Auguste “had to make up some academic work” and he’s done that.  The talented big man is averaging 14...
Via College Spun
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Irish coach Mike Brey uncertain about Zach Auguste's return

  Notre Dame coach Mike Brey says forward Zach Auguste is working on an academic matter and doesn't know whether he will play for the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish against Miami on Saturday or even again this season. Brey said before practice Thursday that the Irish are preparing as if Auguste won't play Saturday, but the coach said Auguste is enrolled and practicing. The 6-foot-10...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Reinventing The Irish On The Fly… Again

The news that broke earlier this week regarding Zach Auguste, academics, and his subsequent absence seemed like an unfortunate blow that could potentially derail a promising season for Notre Dame basketball. Knee-jerk reactions ranged from groans of “not again” (that was me) to, my favorite, a tweet of acceptance that simply read, “Notre Dame expects you to play school”....
Via Subway Domer
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Brey doesn't know if Auguste will play again

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey says forward Zach Auguste is working on an academic matter and doesn't know whether he will play for the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish against Miami on Saturday or even again this season. Brey said before practice Thursday that the Irish are preparing as if Auguste won't play Saturday, but said Auguste is enrolled and practicing. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste To Sit Out While Dealing With Academic Issue

Reports out of South Bend are that Notre Dame center Zach Auguste, who averages 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the No. 12 Fighting Irish, will be out indefinitely. The question is whether or not this is a suspension. This morning, FOX 28′s Adam Shear reported that Auguste was suspended, which has been refuted by head coach Mike Brey. #Breaking: Sources tell @FOX28News...
Via College Spun
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 12 Notre Dame without forward Auguste at Georgia Tech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Twelfth-ranked Notre Dame will be without second-leading scorer Zach Auguste when the Fighting Irish play at Georgia Tech. Notre Dame spokeswoman Bernie Cafarelli said Auguste did not travel with the team, but would not say why. She said coach Mike Brey would talk about Auguste's situation after the game Wednesday night. Auguste has been the best big man for...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Auguste scores 26, No. 25 Irish beat Seminoles

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Zach Auguste scored a career-high 26 points and No. 25 Notre Dame made more than half its shots, beating Florida State 83-63 Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Jerian Grant and Demetrius Jackson each finished with 18 points for the Irish (10-1). Notre Dame took control with an 18-2 run midway through the first half and wound...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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