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

    Jul 16, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

    Aug. 27, 2011; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Indiana Hoosiers played to a 0-0 draw at Alumni Stadium. (PHOTO-Matt Cashore)

    As people were hitting home runs into the New York sky last night, I posed a Notre Dame baseball question on twitter, “What two former Notre Dame baseball players hit 200 or more home runs in the Major Leagues… It was tough for some, but we had a few right answers. Carl Yastrzemski and Fred…

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

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

    Troy Niklas Giving Bowling His Best Shot (Mike Hartman, South Bend Tribune)

    We are in the humdrum of summer as none of the four major sports leagues are in session with the all-star break upon us in Major League Baseball, but I remind you … NBA SUMMER LEAGUE IS STILL HERE!!! The Las Vegas Summer League started last friday and a trio of Notre Dame players are…

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

    Jul 12, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The excitement of summer continues and as we wind down the Orlando Summer League tomorrow another former Irish hooper is beginning to heat up. Notching his first start of summer league, Carleton Scott scored 15 points on five three-point baskets, pulled down four rebounds and blocked one shot in 32 minutes of play for the…

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    Abro In Summer League Play For The Celtics (NBA/Getty Images)

    Before we begin, you need to watch former Notre Dame Baseball star A.J. Pollock’s stellar catch in centerfield for the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. You don’t even need to search for it, I already found you the link. (CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO) More NBA Summer League action happened yesterday as Tim Abromaitis and Jack Cooley squared…

  5. Wayback Wednesday – 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    Hawaii Bowl Trophy - Way Back Wednesday

    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 on ‘Wayback Wednesday’ we unearthed the 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy, or as some would say, ‘the near perfect game from Jimmy Clausen.”…

  6. July 10, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 10, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Jack Cooley gets to lead us off on today’s ‘TIFI’ because of his stellar play yesterday in NBA Summer League action. Cooley dropped a cool 10 points and snared eight rebounds during the game. If you’re as cool as I am you will have your television switched to NBATV all day today as there is…

  7. Reaney Takes On The World

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

    Emma Reaney 200 Breaststroke

    Junior swimmer Emma Reaney (’15) recently took to the pool for the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championship in Indianapolis. Here is the experience in her words… A couple of weeks ago I took the short trek down to Indianapolis to compete in the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships/World Championship Trials. For you non-swimmers,…

  8. July 9, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Longtime Soccer Coach Dennis Grace (ND Media Relations)

    We are in the humdrum of summer, watching Abro jam one home in NBA Summer League play and noticing that Rasheed Wallace wore a Notre Dame hat at his first game as a Detroit Pistons assistant coach. That is what goes for a slow news day. All we care about in this country anymore is championships,…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Tate was named MVP of the Richard Sherman Charity Softball Game

    A great weekend of sports just finished and a ton of former Notre Dame student-athletes were in action, from WNBA’ers to the NBA Summer League and the PGA Tour Canada to celebrity softball games and the MLS. Wherever you looked, there was probably a Domer there. First off, the information you really don’t need but…

  10. July 5, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 5, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Eric Jagielo (ND Media Relations)

    I hope everyone had a great July 4th and had the opportunity to spend some time with their family and friends … safely … Nonetheless, we have a few days of information to catch up on. A former Notre Dame student-athlete makes his professional debut, one gets ready for the toughest job interview and we…

  11. Playing For Uncle Sam’s Army

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Besler (right) marks an opposing forward (AP)

    Writer Michael Appelgate, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.), is currently an arts & entertainment writer for the Salt Lake Tribune. A native of Kent, Wash., Appelgate is a diehard Seattle sports fan and a huge fan of the Oregon Ducks basketball court. ———————————————— Matt Besler used to watch highlights of Thierry Henry…

  12. Connecting With Old ACC Memories

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Jerian Grant (22) throws the ball in the air as time expires on another historic ND hoops upset. (Cashore)

    Notre Dame began their ACC tenure on July 1, 2013 after an 18-year relationship with the BIG EAST that dates back to 1995. (I would like to thank Notre Dame Media Relations, Fighting Irish Digital Media and the Associated Press for contributing to this piece) Inside the athletics lore of Notre Dame are great games,…

  13. July 3, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Louis Nix III (PHOTO: AP)

    So Homer Bailey pitched another no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds last night, the second in his career. Now that I have the worst segway in history out of the way, Grantland.com’s Robert Mays wrote a great piece on former Notre Dame student-athlete John Sullivan, calling him one of the 22 most ‘underappreciated’ players at the…

  14. Understanding the APR

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT

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    On June 11, 2013, the NCAA released their new APR statistics. We asked the University of Notre Dame Compliance Office to help explain it… The NCAA recently released its 2013 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and, once again, Notre Dame fared extremely well.  APR is one of the most popular means of measuring academic success…

  15. July 2, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    2002 Notre Dame baseball team after defeating Florida State in Tallahassee (ND Media Relations)

    Yesterday was a very ceremonial day in New York City and across the states where the ACC is located. After joining a new conference for the first time since 1995, things are starting to settle down here in South Bend. Hockey also officially joined the Hockey East Association yesterday, after leaving the now defunct CCHA.…

  16. July 1, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Today is a big day in the sports scene here at Notre Dame. As many of you may know, today is the day that the majority of Fighting Irish athletic squads are switching conferences, other than football remaining independent, hockey joining the Hockey East today and fencing staying in the Midwest Fencing Conference, the rest…

  17. June 28, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:07 AM EDT

    Austin Carr (Notre Dame Media Relations)

    Lots of exciting stories regarding the NBA took place last night as the 2013 NBA Draft took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Albeit no Notre Dame players were drafted, there were a few connections with some of the top picks; you can read about those connections below. Thursday’s trivia question regarding some…

  18. June 27, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Jerian Grant at U.S. Training Camp

    A very slow news day yesterday so we had the opportunity to do some research on the new Hockey East, read about the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Soccer Team, find out that Jerian Grant is a finalist for the World University Games and more. Wednesdays’s trivia question required a little history and some current knowledge.…

  19. What To Expect From Hockey East

    Jun 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    With the release of the 2013-14 Notre Dame hockey schedule this past week, we wanted to give you a little information regarding the new teams that you will see with the Irish moving to Hockey East. On what fans can expect from the new conference… “One of the big things with the move to Hockey…

  20. June 26, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Joe Theismann (University of Notre Dame Media Relations)

    So many things to get to and I don’t even know where to start… Okay, ACC and Hockey East official start dates are creeping up on us, Joe Theismann is elected to yet another Hall of Fame, Ruth Riley suits up…again, is ACC lacrosse the new SEC football, I ask somebody questions about Notre Dame…

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