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Notre Dame Football: Fighting For The Future

Brian Kelly promised “consistency” when he arrived in 2010. Since that time, Notre Dame has been, consistently, a puzzle. It’s an unbelievably well-timed ironic twist that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are walking into in 2017. This year, Notre Dame will complete the massive renovation of Notre Dame Stadium called, “Campus Crossroads,” and once again, the football team...
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2 days ago

Nared's shot helps Lady Vols upset No. 6 Notre Dame 71-69

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) On the night that it honored Pat Summitt, Tennessee showed the kind of toughness that would have made the former Lady Volunteers coach proud. Jaime Nared hit a tiebreaking jumper with 10.3 seconds left as Tennessee erased a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 Notre Dame 71-69 on Monday night. The victory coincided with Tennessee's ''We Back Pat'' night...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame vs. Tennessee Women's Basketball Highlights (2016-17)

Notre Dame vs. Tennessee: The No. 6 Fighting Irish lost a tough one to the Lady Vols, 71-69. Marina Mabrey led the Irish with 17 points, hitting 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Diamond Deshields led UT with 20 points, and Jaime Nared made the go-ahead shot for the Lady Vols to break a tie with ten seconds remaining.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

Nunn's big shot helps Lady Vols upset No. 6 Notre Dame 71-69

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jaime Nared hit a tiebreaking jumper with 10.3 seconds left as Tennessee erased a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 Notre Dame 71-69 on Monday night. The victory enabled Tennessee (11-6) to avoid its first three-game losing streak since February 1986. After trailing by as many as 15 in the third quarter, Tennessee pulled ahead 69-67 on Meme Jackson...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Notre Dame Offensive Line Improve In 2017?

After not meeting expectations in 2016, the Fighting Irish Offensive Line looks to redeem itself. Replacing three starters and moving captain Mike McGlinchey from Right Tackle to Left Tackle proved to be too much for the Fighting Irish Offensive Line in ‘16. They went into the season being labelled by many as the best unit in the country. I wouldn’t say the squad played terribly...
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2 days ago

Notre Dame Football in a scramble to revive their recruiting class

With signing day approaching on February 1, Notre Dame is desperately trying to revive their recruiting class after having five prospects decommit from the program. Much of the recruiting struggle has to deal with the Irish posting a 4-8 record last season, while uncertainty surrounds the new coaching staff in which the Irish hired a new defensive/offensive coordinator, a new wide...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob’s Monday Thoughts: Is this Mike Brey’s best coaching job at Notre Dame? That and more!

Mike Brey has the Irish off to a 5-0 start in the ACC. Is this his best coaching job yet? We have much to talk about in this week’s edition of Monday thoughts. Notre Dame is the best team in the ACC. Aside from that we have more to talk about involving men’s basketball. The NFL playoffs finally delivered for us. Grayson Allen can’t stay out of the news for all the wrong reasons...
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3 days ago

Summerhays Signs PTO with Monsters

The former Notre Dame standout has been playing between the pipes in the ECHL. On January 14th, 2017, the Monsters inked former Notre Dame standout, Steven Summerhays, to a PTO contract. This signing came on the heels of an emergency of Forsberg which left the Monsters with one netminder, Thiessen. Forsberg was sent back to the Monsters the next day. Summerhays started the 2016...
Via The Cannon
3 days ago

Notre Dame Looks To Improve Lackluster Pass Rush

The Fighting Irish must find a way to get to the quarterback in ‘17. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish had some glaring weaknesses in ‘16. Special Teams was disappointing to say the least. The Offensive Line didn’t perform to it's lofty “best in the country” expectations, and DeShone Kizer had a noticeable dip in his performance. One aspect is brought up more than the rest...
Via One Foot Down
3 days ago

Notre Dame Basketball Claims Top Spot in the ACC

Notre Dame basketball is 5-0 in the ACC, and has officially claimed the top spot in the conference. Following a 76-71 win over Virginia Tech, Notre Dame has finally secured the top spot in the ACC. With a pivotal matchup against Florida State up next, the Irish are in a position to take a two-game […] Notre Dame Basketball Claims Top Spot in the ACC - Slap the Sign - Slap the Sign...
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4 days ago

Notre Dame Football: Quenton Nelson’s Last 24 Hours to Declare for NFL Draft

Notre Dame football will have five players represent them in the 2017 NFL draft. But, they’re still waiting on one player to make his decision. The Fighting Irish have a bright season ahead of them in 2017. But with the uncertainty of Quenton Nelson’s future, Notre Dame has a big question mark on their offensive […] Notre Dame Football: Quenton Nelson’s Last 24 Hours to Declare...
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4 days ago

Nyles Morgan Primed For A Big Year At Notre Dame

The new defensive captain is looking to turn things around for a Fighting Irish defense that struggled in ‘16. In 2014, Nyles Morgan entered his freshman campaign expecting to learn Brian Vangorder’s complex NFL-style defense from the sidelines behind high football IQ, and former walk-on Joe Schmidt. That's not how things ended up going down. Schmidt suffered a nasty ankle...
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4 days ago

Notre Dame Football : Chip Long’s Offense

A look at Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator Chip Long’s Offense and why it works. Notre Dame’s offense went into the 2016 with lofty expectations. DeShone Kizer was coming off a very successful season where he showed he had first-round pick type talent. Although Kizer may still become a first rounder, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Offense often fizzled this past season. Brian...
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4 days ago

What We Learned: Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech

Another ACC game, another close win. Sound familiar? It could have been much easier, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish just seem to be more comfortable playing in tight games that come down to the last minute. The Irish were unconscious from the floor in the first half, but allowed the Virginia Tech Hokies to storm back and give the Irish a serious scare on the road. In the end,...
Via One Foot Down
4 days ago

WATCH: Notre Dame's Matt Farrell Pulls Off Masterful Theft To Seal Deal vs. Virginia Tech

Notre Dame guard Matt Farrell pulls off a masterful steal where he dives for the ball and eventually gets it to his teammate for a game-sealing lay-in for this ACC Must See Moment! Watch how Farrell pulls off the thievery with a 3-part plan.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

WATCH: Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Highlights (2016-17)

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech: The No.20 Irish outlasted the Hokies on the road and escaped with a victory, 76-71. Steve Vasturia answered the bell for Notre Dame with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Chris Clarke registered 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the Hokies.
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Notre Dame Basketball: Irish Top Virginia Tech Behind Vasturia’s 20-Point Outing

Notre Dame basketball moves to 5-0 in the ACC and 16-2 on the season following their win over Virginia Tech. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won six straight, and snapped their second opponent’s home win streak, beating Virginia Tech 76-71. Despite a late second half run by Virginia Tech, Notre Dame hung on to […] Notre Dame Basketball: Irish Top Virginia Tech Behind Vasturia’s...
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4 days ago

Vasturia leads No. 20 Notre Dame past Virginia Tech, 76-71

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Steve Vasturia scored 20 points and No. 20 Notre Dame rebounded after blowing all of a 19-point lead to beat Virginia Tech 76-71 Saturday. Matt Farrell and Bonzie Colson added 14 points each for the Fighting Irish (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Virginia Tech had a 15-game home winning streak snapped. The Hokies (13-4, 2-3) trailed almost throughout...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Recap: Notre Dame 76, Virginia Tech 71

The Fighting Irish return for your biweekly heart attack, moving to 5-0 in the ACC. The Fighting Irish traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on Coach Buzz Williams’ Virginia Tech Hokies in a sold out - and loud - Cassell Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The first half saw a much better shooting performance from the Irish than in the past few games. Defense has not been a strong...
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4 days ago

Notre Dame Basketball: Knowing the Enemy With Virginia Tech Expert, JW Gravley

Notre Dame basketball heads to Blacksburg, VA to face the Virginia Tech Hokies in a pivotal ACC matchup. At 4-0, Notre Dame is looking to keep their ACC record unblemished before they head to Florida State to take on the conference’s top team. At 2-2 in the conference, Virginia Tech isn’t an easy feat for […] Notre Dame Basketball: Knowing the Enemy With Virginia Tech Expert...
Via Slap the Sign
5 days ago

Notre Dame Basketball: Staff Picks - Virginia Tech

Our staff has been fairly accurate on picks through the first four ACC games. Can we keep it up for league game No.5? Pat Rick, Editor (3-0) Previous Pick: Notre Dame 79 - Miami 76 Notre Dame 84 - Virginia Tech 75 “The Hokies are a very good offensive team, with lots of shooting to go around. But the Irish are even more efficient on the offensive end, with any one or more...
Via One Foot Down
5 days ago

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Staff Working Hard To Flip Commits To The Fighting Irish

Notre Dame offers several recruits committed elsewhere in an attempt to fill out ‘17 class. As soon as the football recruiting “dead period” ended, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish coaching staff hit the road to visit their current commits, as well as several recruits committed elsewhere. A good number of those recruits were offered scholarships to play in South Bend, and some...
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5 days ago

Five Early Enrollees Set To Begin A New Life At Notre Dame

Meet the 5 talented freshman who officially start classes Jan. 17. After finishing 4-8 in 2016, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have revamped their coaching staff and have reorganized its recruiting efforts with signing day just around the corner. With the number of recruits flipping their decision, taking official visits to other schools while committed to others or opening their...
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5 days ago

What We Learned: Notre Dame vs Miami

Irish Topped The Hurricanes In Another Close Game The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team won another close game, this time on the road against the Miami-Florida Hurricanes. It was a tight game the whole first half with a halftime score of 28-28. The Irish started out hot in the second half by scoring the first 10 points. Miami eventually battled back and took their first lead...
Via One Foot Down
5 days ago

No. 20 Notre Dame looks to stay hot vs. Va. Tech

No. 20 Notre Dame is adept at winning close games. Another tight conference game appears to await the Irish. Notre Dame (15-2, 4-0 ACC) has won six consecutive games overall, including four in conference by an average of 4.5 points. The Irish will enter Saturday's game at Virginia Tech tied for first in the ACC with Florida State. The Hokies (13-3, 2-2) have won 15 consecutive...
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5 days ago
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