Posted April 03, 2012 on
Michael Floyd was the headliner at Notre Dame on Tuesday, but it was Harrison Smith, Robert Blanton and Darius Fleming who were the main attractions for the Packers.

Notre Dame comes up short, losing 80-61 to Baylor

Notre Dame's trio of senior starters shrunk in the shadow of Brittney Griner. The Irish lost the national championship for the second straight season Tuesday night, beaten by Baylor and its superstar center 80-61. A year ago, Notre Dame (35-4) let a late lead slip away in a 76-70 loss to Texas A&M in the title game, so they used the mantra ''unfinished business...

Diggins and Sims are familiar foes

Left-handed guards Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame and Odyssey Sims of Baylor are very familiar with each other's game. The two played together on the World University games team this past summer in China along with Notre Dame's Natalie Novosel and Devereaux Peters. The four helped guide the U.S. team to a gold medal. ''She's a tremendous competitor just like me...

Irish eager for rematch after mismatch with Baylor

There's probably never been a duo more eager to face Baylor superstar Brittney Griner than Notre Dame post players Devereaux Peters and Natalie Achonwa. The Fighting Irish (35-3) and Lady Bears (39-0) meet Tuesday night in the national championship, a rematch Peters and Achonwa have been dreaming of for months after their first meeting back in November was such a mismatch. ...

Perfect! Baylor, Griner beat Notre Dame to win 2012 national title, claim first 40-0 season

SCOTT JACOBS For the first time in college basketball history a team (men or women’s) has achieved 40-0. Baylor’s Lady Bears did it tonight behind the unstoppable Brittney Griner, winning their 2nd national title since 2005. Baylor, becomes just the 7th team in Women’s NCAA Tournament history (the tourney began in 1982) to complete a season unscathed, and Kim Mulkey joins...

Final Four: Baylor/Notre Dame Most-Viewed Women’s Title Game in Eight Years

Even in a blowout, Baylor and star Brittney Griner were able to attract an impressive crowd to the Women’s NCAA Tournament title game. Tuesday’s Baylor/Notre Dame Women’s NCAA Tournament National Championship Game earned a 2.7 U.S. rating and 4.244 million viewers on ESPN, up 13% in ratings and 11% in viewership from last year (TAMU/ND: 2.4, 3.831M), and up 17% and 20%, respectively...

Notre Dame-Baylor Preview

All season long, Baylor has been the best team led by the best player in the country. And that just makes the stakes in Tuesday night's NCAA championship a little higher. Anything short of a women's national title would be deemed a failure for Brittney Griner and her Lady Bears. That may explain why Baylor hasn't focused on an undefeated season, nor on becoming the...

Notre Dame LB Darius Fleming ran a 4.5

Hot News for OLB Darius Fleming

Notre Dame coach says Griner plays like a guy

Notre Dame coach compares Griner to a guy in postgame comments.

Muffet McGraw's Malaprop And Dust-Up

We've all seen men playing among boys...The HQ is fairly certain that was where Notre Dame women's coach Muffet McGraw was heading when she tried to say the following last night after Baylor won 80-61 in the women's title game...((HT: ESPN/alwayssunnyindetroit))Here's the full quote from Curt Rallo's piece in the South Bend Tribune:"I think she's one...

Sports Media Digest- April 4, 2012

ESPN Sees Modest Ratings Gains for Women’s Championship-  ESPN today reported that its ratings for the NCAA Women’s Division I Championship Game between Baylor and Notre Dame came in at 2.6, 13% over the 2011 Championship game between Texas A&M and Notre Dame.  For the Final Four, ESPN averaged a rating of 2.2, up 5%

IE Quick Take: Devin Butler

Notre Dame added another quality defensive back to its list of committed players as Devin Butler pledged to the Irish. recruiting analyst Dave Berk gives his initial take on the newest member of the 2013 class.

Butler to Decide On Wednesday

Following visits to several programs over the past week including Notre Dame, Washington D.C., Gonzaga College High School cornerback Devin Butler has seen enough. Butler gave a quick update about his plans.

Path to the Draft 15: Notre Dame DB Blanton

The Packers might have a major void at safety. At some point, they'll need to replace Charles Woodson. To that end, sources have told Packer Report that Notre Dame's Robert Blanton is highly regarded by the Packers. Read this profile from NFL Scouting and you'll understand why.
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