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McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It would be easy to forgive Muffett McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted. After all, the Notre Dame women's coach has become a regular of sorts on college basketball's biggest stage - reaching her fifth straight Final Four with a 77-68 win over No. 2 seed Baylor on Sunday night. Despite the top-seeded Fighting Irish's wild success, their...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Saunders: Kentucky key to record rating

Kentucky's dramatic win Saturday over Notre Dame on TBS produced the highest overnight Nielsen audience rating in cable history.

Notre Dame earns bid to 5th straight Final Four

Lindsay Allen scored 23 points to help top-seeded Notre Dame defeat Baylor 77-68 in the Oklahoma City Regional final Sunday and reach its fifth consecutive Final Four.
Via Philly Sports Live
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Notre Dame beats Baylor, advances to 5th straight Final Four

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lindsay Allen scored 23 points to help top-seeded Notre Dame defeat Baylor 77-68 in the Oklahoma City regional final Sunday and reach its fifth consecutive Final Four. Allen, who scored a career-high 28 points in the regional semifinal win over Stanford on Friday, followed that by making 10 of 16 shots and dropping seven assists. She was named the Most Outstanding...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Team Returned Home To This Fantastic Scene

Much-deserved welcome home for one of the best @FightingIrish teams you'll ever see. Thanks, @NDmbb. — Josh Flynt (@jflyntnd518) March 29, 2015 Notre Dame men’s basketball team fought hard against unbeaten Kentucky in the Elite Eight, but at the end of the day they fell just short. This wasn’t about to stop the Irish Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Nearly 15 Million For Kentucky/Notre Dame, All-Time TBS Record

TBS earned the largest audience ever for a basketball game on a single cable network. Saturday’s Kentucky/Notre Dame NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game drew an 8.4 final rating and 14.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen fast-nationals — up 45% in ratings and 49% in viewership from Wisconsin/Arizona last year (5.8, 9.9M) and up 24% and [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Notre Dame sets college basketball rating record

Not only was Saturday night’s Kentucky-Notre Dame game a huge thriller, it was a huge attention-grabber as well. As TBS becomes better-known as a destination for the NCAA Tournament, its numbers have done very well this year. For Saturday’s Midwest Regional Final which was played in primetime, TBS averaged an impressive 8.4/16 final rating/share for Kentucky-Notre Dame making...
Via Awful Announcing
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky vs. Notre Dame generates TV history

The Kentucky Wildcats’ nail-biting win over Notre Dame was viewed by a lot of eye across the U.S. Saturday night.  In a game for the ages, UK’s 68-66 win over the Fighting Irish was also a historical one in terms of TV ratings. According to a press release from CBS, the game drew the highest rating […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Record Overnight For Kentucky’s Close Call Against Notre Dame

With Kentucky’s undefeated run on the line, overnight ratings were unsurprisingly high for Saturday’s Elite Eight clash against Notre Dame. The Kentucky/Notre Dame NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game drew a 9.0 overnight rating on TBS Saturday night, up 53% from Wisconsin/Arizona last year (5.9), up 30% from Wichita State/Ohio State on CBS in 2013 (6.9), [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky vs. Notre Dame Nets Highest Overnight Rating In Cable TV History For A College Basketball Game

Saturday night’s Elite Eight matchup between Kentucky and Notre Dame was arguably the most entertaining game of the NCAA Tournament thus far. It turns out that it was also the most-watched contest too – not just in this year’s tournament, but in cable television history. TBS is reporting Sunday morning that last night’s affair was the most-viewed college basketball game in...
Via College Spun
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick Praises Mike Brey, Calls Him The Best Coach In The Country

This season was undoubtedly the best of Mike Brey’s tenure at Notre Dame. Brey’s Fighting Irish won 32 games—eclipsing his previous high of 27—and made it to the Elite Eight for the first time during his run in South Bend. Brey is beloved in South Bend, but where does he rank among the best coaches in the game? With only two Sweet 16s to his name, most probably wouldn’t...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Thanks Pat Connaughton And Jerian Grant For Time With The Fighting Irish With Instagram Post

Notre Dame played an unbelievable game on Saturday night, and fell just one basket short of dealing Kentucky its first loss of the year, and an early NCAA Tournament exit. Senior guard Jerian Grant tallied 15 points and six assists, while forward Pat Connaughton scored eight points and gathered nine rebounds in the loss. Notre Dame athletics posted a simple, class Instagram photo...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Running some numbers on UK’s win over Notre Dame

CLEVELAND — Running some numbers on Kentucky’s Midwest Regional final win over Notre Dame. – As you might expect, considering Notre Dame is the third most efficient team on offense in the nation according to Ken Pomeroy, Notre Dame’s points … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

About Kentucky, Notre Dame, Pressure, and Forever

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson They’ll be talking about that one forever. Kentucky. Notre Dame. You’ll watch a lot of sports if you dabble in that sort of thing, and every now and then, the greatness of the moment will meet the greatness of what you...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ashley Judd Was Pumped About Kentucky’s Win Over Notre Dame

Ashley Judd was letting it all hang out after Kentucky beat Notre Dame by two points to advance to the Final Four. [gifdsports] The post Ashley Judd Was Pumped About Kentucky’s Win Over Notre Dame appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Video: Ashley Judd Did Her Happy Dance After Kentucky’s Narrow Win Over Notre Dame

Exhale, Kentucky supporters. The Wildcats are still undefeated after surviving an incredible test from Notre Dame. UK superfan Ashley Judd probably speaks for all of BBN with the moves she’s showcasing in the below clip. Ashley Judd is happy — gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 29, 2015 Two more games, BBN. But at this point, it doesn’t look like they’ll be easy.
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Survives Notre Dame After Late Free Throws, Jerian Grant Miss

The dream is still alive, BBN. Kentucky survived an incredible effort from Notre Dame Saturday night, advancing to the Final Four for the second straight season with a 68-66 win. Sophomore guard Andrew Harrison hit the deciding free throws with six seconds to play. Irish senior guard Jerian Grant got a 3-point shot off at the buzzer, but it was long. Karl-Anthony Towns was the biggest...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse and Notre Dame Battle for No. 1

The Orange and Golden Domers are set for an epic clash. It’s often used to describe must-see college football games in the fall but the phrase “Showdown Saturday” definitely applies to the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup when Syracuse University takes on Notre Dame at 12:00 p.m. at Arlotta Stadium. The two teams are a […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Anderson replaces Marv Albert for Kentucky-Notre Dame Elite 8 game

Late Friday night the official March Madness Twitter account revealed a significant change to the announcing lineup for Saturday’s Elite 8 game between Notre Dame and Kentucky.  Brian Anderson is getting the call from the bullpen in place of Marv Albert. Marv’s under the weather and will not be able to call tomorrow's @KentuckyMBB vs. @NDmbb game. — March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey: “We Are America’s Team Tomorrow”

Although his players were reserved when speaking about Kentucky on Friday, Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey sounded as confident as Daxter Miles during his press conference. Brey said he had been receiving constant texts and phone calls offering support for the Fighting Irish’s elite eight match-up with Kentucky, leading him to the following conclusion. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Hegarty Transferring from Notre Dame, Eyes FSU, Arizona

Matt Hegarty is transferring from Notre Dame, and he's reportedly eyeing FSU, Arizona.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame

This is probably not something that gets said very often in college sports: Notre Dame wants what Wichita State has. Notre Dame is a college...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baby Notre Dame Fan Was ‘Born Like A Champion Today’

This baby Notre Dame fan was "Born Like A Champion Today," which made for the cutest little Fighting Irish supporter ever.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Bench Players Give Awesome Interview After Win Over Butler

Notre Dame and Butler did there best to give basketball fans a game Saturday night. They even played an overtime period in case fans to make sure fans got their fill of basketball for the night. In the end it was the Fighting Irish that came out on top with a hard fought 67-64 win. So after the game it was the Notre Dame stars that the media wanted to hit up first.That makes sense...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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