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

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT


    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.  …

  2. 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…

  3. “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.…

  4. 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…

  5. Ad Astra Per Aspera

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT


    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,…

  6. The 2014 Class – In One Word … And Then A Few More

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    (Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame)

    Jeff Jackson has been coaching hockey for 27 years, and he’s only ever seen one class as big as the Notre Dame hockey class of 2014. He had a team at Lake Superior State that began with a dozen and finished with nine. The Class of 2014 began with a dozen and will finish with…

  7. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – Irish Dominate ACC Awards, Selfies, Lee Once Again, @NDmbb Trivia & More!

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    Anders Lee

    Honors upon honors rolled in Monday and Tuesday for Notre Dame student-athletes and coaches. Eric Atkins copped third-team all-ACC honors while fellow captain Pat Connaughton received honorable mention praise. On the women’s side, the team dominated the announcements. Jewell Loyd was selected on both the ACC all-defensive team and a first-team all-ACC standout. Kayla McBride…

  8. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – TJ on NHL Live, 32-0, Talkin’ With Irish Chocolate & More!

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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

    The Irish women’s basketball squad continued their torrid play this season at the ACC Tournament over the weekend, moving to 32-0 and cutting down the nets in Greensboro, N.C. But they weren’t the only Irish team to make waves on the national stage over the past few days. On the hard court, the women’s tennis…

  9. THURSDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Another Top-Five Goes Down, Colorado Rabbits, Coach Brey Mic’d Up & More!

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    (PHOTO/Getty Images - George Frey)

    Another top-five opponent went down at the hands of the Fighting Irish last night as the women’s lacrosse team defeated the fourth-ranked Northwestern Wildcats. The women’s basketball team departed for its first ACC Championships last night, the squad will play their first game on Friday afternoon.   Additionally, take a few minutes to vote in…

  10. Two Routes, One Destination

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    Everyone knows Maryland is where you go for good crab. What most people west of the Appalachian Mountains forget is that Maryland—more specifically, Baltimore—is also a breeding ground for lacrosse. From Towson, a suburb due north of Baltimore, Jack and Conor Doyle are two of nine Maryland natives on the Notre Dame roster. Conor, a…

  11. Notre Dame Softball’s “Fab Five”

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    The Irish opened their 2013 "fall ball" campaign this past weekend at Melissa Cook Stadium

    The Notre Dame Softball team competed at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic over the weekend. They won all five of their games in impressive fashion. Their overall record is now 15-3. To say the #21 ranked team in the country is off to a good start would be an understatement. Friday was my first chance…

  12. WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Besler, @NDwbb Honors, Lee Lights The Lamp, Football Spring Practice & More!

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

    Besler (right) marks an opposing forward (AP)

    A Notre Dame graduate was named the captain of a major sporting squad, three members of the Fighting Irish women’s basketball squad were named to all-ACC teams, Coach McGraw was named ACC Coach of the Year and Anders Lee (former Irish hockey player) netted another goal for the New York Islanders in last night’s game…

  13. And The Notre Dame Academy Award Goes To …

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

    (Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame)

    As the Academy Awards came and passed last Sunday, I figured we should hand out our own awards for the past year using the categories used to hand out the Oscars. Feel free to comment below or to my twitter account (@NDSportsBlogger) with your thoughts about these pseudo-award winners. I chose the nominees and you…

  14. Two-Minute Power Play with Garrett Peterson

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT


    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…

  15. Two-Minute Power Play with Kevin Lind

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT


    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…

  16. MONDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Defeating #1 & #2, ND’s “Best Picture”, Besler From 50, A Walk Off & More!

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT


    A weekend that saw Notre Dame defeat #1 (in hockey), down #2 (in men’s lacrosse), go undefeated during an entire regular season (in women’s basketball), take home the Citrus Classic for the second-straight year (in softball), win their first ACC match in program history (in women’s lacrosse), finish in second-place in the Midwest Fencing Championship and…

  17. FRIDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ @NDmbb Senior Night, @NDwbb Domination, @NDFootball Spring Practice, #NDinNHL & More!

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

    Natalie Achonwa (PHOTO/Matt Cashore)

    A huge weekend has already begun for Irish athletics after a big win for the women’s basketball team last night over another top-15 team in North Carolina. As the weekend continues, almost every Irish squad is in action. A culmination of the last four years for the men’s basketball team will be displayed on Saturday…

  18. WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ ND in the NHL, Nix vs. Eisen, Irish on Jeopardy & More!

    Feb 26, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT


    The Irish didn’t have any events going on yesterday, but that doesn’t mean we were without news and some love on Jeopardy (see trivia question of the day)!   I missed this in yesterday’s T.I.F.I., former Notre Dame hockey player Anders Lee was called up to the New York Islanders from his post in the…

  19. TUESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – NDFB Spring Ball, Big Lou Takes A Tumble, Reaney’s Race, @NDmbb Trivia & More!

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    NIX (Photo/Matt Cashore)

    There were no Notre Dame athletic events going on yesterday, but the Irish did haul in another three weekly honors from the Conference and National offices. Steven Summerhays notched yet another Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week award after shutting out Boston University in both games last weekend, Jewell Loyd copped both National and…

  20. Top-Five Notre Dame Moments (I Remember)

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT


    Being a late 1980’s baby, I wasn’t alive the last time Notre Dame won a unanimous national championship in football. I wasn’t around for the NCAA Final Four run in the late 70’s. I didn’t get to see “Rocket” streak down the sideline, or Austin Carr drop 50. So what did I see? Growing up…

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