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  1. Shawhan Spans The Globe: Part Two

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Overlooking Clew Bay from the Croagh Patrick climb

    Rising senior women’s lacrosse player Molly Shawhan has had quite a summer thus far. The Fulton, Md., native took trips to Spain, Portugal and Ireland during June and is spending July at Yale doing an internship. A finalist for the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award, Molly’s three blogs will talk about her adventures at…

  2. August 5, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    New Shamrock Series Uniforms Released (PHOTO: adidas)

    Football season is here and that means the Irish are in training camp and we have some new jerseys for our Shamrock Series game in North Texas in the beginning of October. Here are some pictures of the new jersey and helmet that will be used for that game. We have had a large amount…

  3. August 2, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 2, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Lidge After Winning The 2008 World Series (PHOTO - AP/Chris O'Meara)

    Timing is everything. Yesterday that saying rung true once again. The answer to our daily trivia question (see below) actually retired from the MLB yesterday after signing a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Brad Lidge signed with the Phillies yesterday, then retired with them. We have had a large amount of original content going out…

  4. August 1, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    Besler Heads A Ball During MLS All-Star Game (PHOTO: Shane Keyser - Kansas City Star)

    Last night Notre Dame was on the international stage as alum Matt Besler ’99 started along the backline for the MLS in the MLS All-Star game against AS Roma. Besler playe 45 minutes before being subbed out at halftime with the MLS down 1-0. AS Roma would go on to defeat the All-Stars 3-1. We…

  5. Wayback Wednesday – Moose’s Congressional Photo

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    (L-R: Moose Krause, unknown, Mike Mansfield)

    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… After taking a hiatus from writing this weekly piece, I am back with a great artifact that I guarantee only a handful of people…

  6. July 31, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 31, 2013, 8:26 AM EDT

    Tyler Wingo Qualified For The U.S. Amateur Yesterday

    Tonight is the night we have been talking about for a few weeks now. Notre Dame alum Matt Besler will be among the MLS’ Starting XI for the All-Star game against AS Roma. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Another day, another current Irish golfer qualifies for the USGA’s United States Amateur, this time…

  7. July 30, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

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    Lets dive right in… well before we do that, take a few minutes at work at listen to Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler on Doug Gottlieb’s radio show yesterday. He talks about the Gold Cup and the celebration afterwards, it is a great listen. Click here to listen. Now… No matter what U.S. Amateur…

  8. July 29, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Besler With Medal After Winning CONCACAF Gold Cup (PHOTO: Matt Besler Instagram)

    Well happy Monday everyone! Many of you had a great weekend I’m sure, especially if you watched the United States Men’s National Team bring home the Gold Cup yesterday. Of course I was paying attention to Notre Dame grad Matt Besler in the centerback position yesterday for the U.S. Notre Dame is looking for its…

  9. Rae Races In Russia

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

    Rae, left, took home the silver medal for his native Canada

    Notre Dame cross country and track and field standout Jeremy Rae spent the beginning of July in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, where he competed in the 1,500m run for his native Canada. Rae, who was a member of the 2012 national champion distance medley relay team, finished second to earn a silver medal. The four-time All-American…

  10. Shawhan Spans The Globe: Part One

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Rising senior women’s lacrosse player Molly Shawhan has had quite a summer thus far. The Fulton, Md., native took trips to Spain, Portugal and Ireland during June and is spending July at Yale doing an internship. A finalist for the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award, Molly’s three blogs will talk about her adventures at…

  11. July 26, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

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    TGIF! This weekend is full of Irish Athletics on the professional stage, culminating with Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler playing for the CONCACAF Gold Cup Title on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on your local FOX affiliate. In Besler’s last eight starts with the USMNT, they sport a 6-0-2 mark. Here is a cool…

  12. July 25, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 25, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

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    Before I begin, just over 37 days until Notre Dame vs. Temple kicks off … now that we have that out of the way … Notre Dame is used to being on the international stage in football not futbol, but they were last night with alum Matt Besler and his play in the CONCACAF Gold…

  13. July 24, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 24, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    Louis Nix III helps Glen Forshee Load a Pool at Sam's Club (PHOTO: Glen Forshee)

    We had some fun news dropped in our laps yesterday about do everything lineman Louis Nix III. Evidently, last week he was at the local Sam’s Club (presumably purchasing health food in bulk) and helped out a local citizen who want to tell everyone about it, because they emailed a friend who then forwarded it…

  14. July 23, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    Irish junior Greg Andrews (photo by Kaitlyn Kiely)

    Football season is fast approaching with public sale of football tickets open to the public at 8:30 a.m. this morning. Just 39 days til we officially kick off the football season on August 31st against the Owls of Temple. I know all of you are on the edge of your seat to see the introduction…

  15. July 22, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 22, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Besler and USMNT teammates before 5-1 win over El Salvador (PHOTO: @SportingKC)

    Ole’ Philly Mick won ‘The Open’ yesterday, some baseball games happened and Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler donned the U.S. Men’s National Team kit yesterday in the CONCACAF quarterfinal round. To recap our non-daily blogs from last week, our new weekly feature ‘Way Back Wednesday’ continued into the second week last Wednesday and we…

  16. July 19, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sporting K.C.'s Matt Besler

    Thank goodness it’s Friday, I’m ready for a lazy weekend of watching ‘The Open’ … or as we call it over here, the British Open. To channel my inner Tiger … err … Joey LaCava, I will be caddying for a buddy tomorrow at the South Bend City Tournament. Never take a day off, that…

  17. July 18, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 18, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    Jack Cooley (NBA Images)

    I again require you to learn about NBA Summer League action by reading this space, but I have to mention Jack Cooley’s double-double effort for the Memphis Grizzlies. Cooley tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 90-83 victory over the Washington Wizards. Additionally, former BIG EAST player of the year Luke Harangody scored four…

  18. Wayback Wednesday – Coach Leahy’s Football

    Jul 17, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    Coach Leahy's Retirement Football

    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… This week’s item on ‘Wayback Wednesday’ required some research and deductive reasoning skills to just figure out what it is. The item, an old-looking…

  19. July 17, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Gatorade National Player of the Year Award winners Morgan Andrews and Andrew Wiggins (PHOTO: Gatorade/Susan Goldman)

    A Notre Dame student-athlete will be honored at the ESPY’s tonight, some women’s basketball players take to the floor for WNBA games tonight and a trio of Irish men’s basketball players continue their quest to gain a roster spot on an NBA squad. All this and more to follow! We have a string of Notre…

  20. The Memory of McGonigal

    Jul 17, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

    Susan After Receiving An Honorary Monogram (Photo: Craig Chval Sr.)

    This is a repurposing of a story that I wrote up on June 24th on the late Susan McGonigal, a former executive assistant at Notre Dame. In cooperation with the University of Notre Dame Development Office, the Notre Dame Athletics Media Relations office is trying to dedicate Susan inside and outside of Notre Dame Stadium…

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