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  1. In the Crease: 25 Questions with Tyler Brenneman

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Photo by Matt Cashore

     If you didn’t play lacrosse, what sport would you play? Volleyball If you had a time machine, when would you go to and why? The future—far. See what it’s like in 1000 years. What actor would play you in your biopic? Matt McConaughey What is your favorite Notre Dame Lacrosse tradition? The Arlotta Afro. We give…

  2. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Letter Jackets, The NFL Draft, Jackie Robinson & More!

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

    Devin Butler and Max Redfield receive their Notre Dame Monogram Club jackets

    Tuesday was another great day at Notre Dame. Although we only had one game going on yesterday (a women’s lacrosse setback to Ohio State), we had another event that is quite unique to the University. One of the lesser-known events at Notre Dame happened last night, the Notre Dame Monogram Club Letter Jacket Ceremony. I…

  3. Two-Minute Power Play with Joe Rogers

    Apr 15, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna…

  4. Two-Minute Power Play with Justin Wade

    Apr 15, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna…

  5. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – WNBA Draft, Fox In The NFL, Five Things About Spring Football & More!

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

    Achonwa was drafted ninth in the WNBA Draft (PHOTO/Matt Cashore)

    “Things I Found Interesting” is back! Yesterday, we took a day off to try out a new weekly series that will give you a look at how your favorite former Notre Dame student-athletes are doing in the professional ranks. To read the inaugural post, click here. In other alumni news that I learned of last…

  6. Irish In The Pros: April 14, 2014

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    Anders Lee

    This post is a weekly look at how former Irish student-athletes are doing in professional sports after their time at Notre Dame has ended. NHL Anders Lee • NY Islanders A late-season call up, Lee has been a force on the Islanders on both ends of the ice. Although he only played in 22 games,…

  7. Thursday’s T.I.F.I. – Sheahan’s Slapper, Besler’s Resurgence, Blue-Gold Game & More!

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

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    Irish alumni continue to flourish in professional sports as Riley Sheahan helped the Red Wings claim yet another Stanley Cup playoff berth with a tally in last night’s game. Riley’s goal tied the game at three with just 1:15 left in the third period, securing the Red Wings 23rd-straight Stanley Cup Playoff appearance. In other…

  8. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDwbb Falls Short, @NDfootball’s O-Line, Lacey Holsworth & More!

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

    Women's final four (Photo/Josh Lindsey)

    It was a tough night on the hardwood for the Irish women’s basketball as they went for their second NCAA title against archrival Connecticut. The Irish fell short against the “Miami Heat-like” Connecticut Huskies. The women’s squad holds their heads high as they participated in the Final Four in each of the last four years…

  9. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDwbb Goes For No. 2, McGraw’s Haul, Palmieri’s 14th, Digger’s Done & More!

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

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    The “#1” light is already lit atop Grace Hall, so that won’t change tonight, but many other things may. Already boasting a men’s soccer national title and three individual NCAA titles this year (Lee Kiefer, Gerek Meinhardt & Emma Reaney), Notre Dame looks to add another award to this year’s trophy haul tonight as the…

  10. Two-Minute Power Play with Robbie Russo

    Apr 1, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna…

  11. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – Another Final Four, Van Guilder’s Debut, VanGorder’s “D” & More!

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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    Four in row for the Irish women’s basketball team is how we start out today’s “Things I Found Interesting.” An 88-69 win over nemesis Baylor was the last roadblock standing in the way of the squad as they looked to become the fifth team in the history of women’s basketball to make six Final Four…

  12. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Alumni Rolling In The Pro’s, @NDwbb looks for Number Six, Irish Fight For Life & More!

    Mar 31, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

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    On Monday night inside the cozy confines of Purcell Pavilion, the NCAA will crown a regional champion in women’s basketball. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame put their unblemished, 35-0, record on the line against their nemesis of yesteryear, the Baylor Bears. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.…

  13. Seven Months

    Mar 30, 2014, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Last year, I was just a Notre Dame Hockey fan. As such, I invested a decent amount of time watching and listening to games, reading recaps, and studying statistics. It was fun, and it ended too soon. This year, I was a Notre Dame Hockey fan and the Notre Dame Hockey Jr. Blogger. As such, I invested a…

  14. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Sheahan’s Helper, Flying With The Blue Angels, @NDCamps Is Back & More!

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    In today’s “Things I Found Interesting” we look at some men’s basketball and hockey alumni news, a fantastic performance by men’s lacrosse, a twitter account is back, women’s basketball continues winning and a look at the football senior class. In alumni news, former Notre Dame hockey student-athlete Riley Sheahan tallied an assist last night for…

  15. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDwbb Rolls, Palmieri Nets Another, Following Reimer & More!

    Mar 25, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

    Palmieri netted his 12th goal of the year for the Anaheim Ducks

    The Irish women’s basketball team continued its quest for a second NCAA title on Monday night against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Although the Irish didn’t play the best game of the season, they were able to stretch the lead late, en route to a double-digit victory and a sport in the NCAA Regional in…

  16. Food For Thought

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    When you think of going to baseball games, baseball caps and Cracker Jacks are a couple of things that come to mind. Another thing that comes to mind that all baseball fans dream of happening to them is catching a foul ball. The pure excitement of getting a piece of “America’s Pastime” would be enough…

  17. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Three Titles In 72 Hours, Irish Alum To The Sweet 16, Assisting In The MLS & More!

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Reaney takes home the 200-yard breaststroke title (Walt Middleton)

    A huge weekend of Notre Dame athletics has just passed with three student-athletes capturing NCAA Championships, the women’s basketball squad beginning its quest for a second title and the Irish hockey squad figuring out what region they will begin play as they look to get back to the Frozen Four. Additionally, former Notre Dame student-athlete…

  18. Two-Minute Power Play with Mike Voran

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna…

  19. Six Days in California

    Mar 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame lacrosse team runs drills at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Bach, Cali. on March 9, 2014.

    It’s not uncommon for teams to take trips over spring break. More often than not, they go south to get some sun—work on their tans a little. This year, the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team went south and west—all the way to SoCal. The first weekend of the trip, the sixth-ranked Irish played twelfth-ranked Denver…

  20. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Swarbrick Talks Hoops, Allen Takes The Reins, Setting The Clock & More!

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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    The Irish baseball squad was the only Notre Dame athletic squad in competition yesterday and they came out victorious over Robert Morris, 3-0. You can find more on the Irish win at this link. Now, what did we miss… 1. AD Talks Men’s Hoops (South Bend Tribune) After the Irish men’s basketball season ended last…

  21. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – Top Seed, QB Throwing Motion, Classic Football Stadium & More!

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

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    No Irish squad played yesterday, but that doesn’t mean Notre Dame was without news.   Topping everything else yesterday was Monday’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show. The Irish copped a top seeding once again after a 32-0 record. Notre Dame will begin their journey to a fourth-straight Final Four on Saturday in Toledo, Ohio.  …

  22. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Alumni News, St. Paddy’s Day, @NDwbb Singing “Frozen” & More!

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

    Harrison Shipp

    Another fantastic weekend of Irish athletics events are in the books. On top of victories from the men’s lacrosse team over No. 7 Virginia and hockey’s two wins over No. 2 Boston College, the Irish made their mark on the national stage once again. Seeing that it is St. Patrick’s Day, check out Sports Illustrated’s…

  23. “Strong Bodies Fight” – Bengal Bouts 2014 in Pictures

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

    (Photo/Grant Beachy)

    Grant Beachy (@GrantBeachy) is a freelance photographer from Goshen (Ind.) who had the opportunity to shoot a variety Notre Dame events this year. A former touring drummer, Beachy has owned his own recording studio, Electric Angel Studios, since 2005. In addition to recording, mixing and mastering audio tracks, Beachy has begun a career in photography.…

  24. Thursday’s T.I.F.I. – Golden Signs, Lee On Top Line, Q&A With Bennett Jackson & More!

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

    Steven Summerhays is one of 11 Irish seniors on the 2013-14 roster (Photo/Snowden)

    Tuesday and Wednesday were eventful for former Irish student-athletes. On Wednesday, Golden Tate signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions for over 30 million dollars and Matt Besler captained Sporting KC to a CCL win, while on Tuesday Sergio Brown re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts. On Wednesday, the Irish men’s basketball season came…

  25. Ad Astra Per Aspera

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    A while ago I was reading Notre Dame women’s swimming meet recap and noticed a familiar town name: Lawrence, as in Lawrence, Kansas. Whoa. While I’m from Wichita (Kansas), located about 2.5 hours south of Lawrence, I have family in Lawrence. So I texted my cousin, currently a junior at the University of Kansas, and asked,…

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