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  1. WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Irish In The NFL, Accolades For The Irish, Stanford Preview, Football Trivia & More!

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT

    Harrison Shipp

    Heading into Thanksgiving (a day without T.I.F.I. by the way) we have some good news on the recognition front for a some Notre Dame student-athletes. In addition to Pat Connaughton being named a “top-50 prospect” by the publication Perfect Game, a triumvirate of Notre Dame soccer student-athletes – Elizabeth Tucker (1st team), Harrison Shipp (1st…

  2. TUESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – MLS Honor, BYU Victory, Men’s Soccer Moves On, Eifert In A Tree Stand & More!

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    (PHOTO/Getty Images - George Frey)

    After an off day for “Things I Found Interesting” yesterday, we are back with Notre Dame athletics stories, videos, tweets and trivia! First off, a congratulations is in order for former Notre Dame men’s soccer player Dillon Powers on being named MLS Rookie of the Year for his play with the Colorado Rapids this season.…

  3. Athlete Profile: Kevin Hassett

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Senior sabreist Kevin Hassett

    Kevin Hassett is a senior sabreist from Beaverton, Oregon. He’s a civil engineering major and currently lives in O’Neill Hall. Why did he choose Notre Dame? “My sister went here -she was also a fencer, and she really enjoyed the atmosphere,” Kevin said. His sister, Eileen, was a four time All-American with the women’s saber team.…

  4. Julian Joins the Irish

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

    Kevin Hassett gives Julian a fencing lesson.

    In August of this year, Julian visited the University of Notre Dame for the first football game of the season versus Temple. Shortly afterwards, the 10-year-old from Evanston, Ill. was diagnosed with leukemia and began intense treatment. Despite the drastic change in his life, Julian has been able to keep up with his home fencing…

  5. FRIDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ JFK, Trading Card Thursday, Senior Day, MLS Cup & More!

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Tommy Rees (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    The Irish football squad welcomes the Cougars of BYU to Notre Dame Stadium this Saturday for senior day. A total of 31 student-athletes will be presented in senior day ceremonies prior to Saturday’s game. This weekend’s MLS Cup semifinal has three Irish men’s soccer grads participating in the 2nd leg of the Cup round. Matt…

  6. WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ BYU Preview, Bilas’ Vending Machine, Student-Athlete-Irish & More!

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

    Stephon Tuitt makes the tackle in last year's game against BYU (PHOTO/SI)

    The Irish athletics department is gearing up for the last home football game of the year as the Irish take on BYU this Saturday at 3:42 p.m. (ET). Before the football team partakes in senior day, the volleyball squad welcomes Virginia Tech to Purcell Pavilion tonight for an ACC clash. The match starts at 7…

  7. Two-Minute Power Play With Eric Johnson

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:10 AM EDT

    Mar. 1, 2013;  Hockey vs. Bowling Green, Eric Johnson (23).

    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…

  8. TUESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Dike’s Goal, Irish In The NFL, ND Rank, Huddle’s Record, Beach Volleyball & More!

    Nov 19, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    Bright Dike scored a magnificent goal for the Nigerian National Team against Italy yesterday

    The past two days have been huge for a pair of Irish alums. But, first let’s congratulate the Notre Dame men’s soccer team on copping the third-overall seed in the NCAA Championship. The Irish received a first-round bye into the round of 32 and will play Sunday night at 7 p.m. (ET) against either Wisconsin…

  9. MONDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Diggins’ Long Year, Tate Dares To Be Great, Bad Weather, FB Senior Day & More!

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    Tommy Rees (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    The last off-week of the regular season for the Irish football team is now behind us as the Irish will play BYU at home next weekend, before traveling to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on Stanford to cap off the season. This week will be a busy one for Notre Dame athletics as the men’s…

  10. Two-Minute Power Play With Austin Wuthrich

    Nov 15, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

    Wuthrich

    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. THURSDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Signing Day, Half-Court Shots, Football Top-100, Pondering Zac & More!

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Our new @JrNDBloggers men's basketball beat writer, Mike Franz, is the Holy Cross Mascot, Basil the Saint Bernard

    Instead of looking towards who is at Notre Dame now, yesterday was a time to look to the future for the Irish as the NCAA’s early signing period commenced. In addition to basketball being eligible to sign during this period, every other sport aside from football, soccer, track and field and cross country are allowed…

  12. 28 Reasons You Should Love Notre Dame Hockey

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

    Peter Schneider

    In BuzzFeed-like fashion, and with the help of Notre Dame hockey alum Kevin Nugent (’13), I have compiled a list of 28 reasons you should love Notre Dame hockey. In (mostly) no particular order, here they are. 1. The Compton Family Ice Arena If you’ve never been, you need to go, and if you’ve ever…

  13. WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – ND/FSU In ’93, Men’s Soccer Advances, TE Bond At ND, Space Jam & More!

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Zellars

    There was only one Irish athletic event on the docket yesterday as men’s soccer began ACC Championship play, and over the next two days the schedule is completely open for Irish student-athletes. ———————————————— Now, what did we miss… 1. Men’s Soccer – One Is All It Takes (LINK-The Observer) A season of firsts continues as…

  14. State of the Icers: One Month In

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:13 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…

  15. TUESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Beyond The Box Score, Irish In The NFL, Snow In South Bend & More!

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    Golden Tate had a huge day in the NFL on Sunday

    Both of the men’s and the women’s basketball squads at Notre Dame are both currently 2-0 after the opening weekend of games. Last night, the sixth-ranked women’s basketball squad played a top-20 matchup against #19 Michigan State. Led by 22 points and nine rebounds from Irish guard Jewell Loyd, the Irish took down the Spartans…

  16. Cross Country/Track and Field: New Locker Rooms

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Open area used for indoor ab workouts on cold day and as an impromptu dance floor.

    For the cross country and upcoming indoor track and field seasons this year, the teams were upgraded to a new home, just across the hall in the bowels of the JACC. During the summer, the rusted-out lockers were torn down and redone just in time for the fall season to commence. Now, with custom lockers…

  17. MONDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Family Reunion, MLS Cup, The Legion & More!

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Sporting K.C.'s Matt Besler

    Let’s start by seeing how some former Irish student-athletes are doing in the professional ranks. First off, in MLS Cup Playoff action there is a trio of Irish men’s soccer alums still in contention as the conference championship round began this weekend. Sporting KC and Matt Besler finished the first leg in a 0-0 tie…

  18. Two-Minute Power Play with Peter Schneider

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    Peter Schneider

    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. Thursday’s T.I.F.I. – ND Football Mailbag, MLS Cup, Men’s Hoops vs. Pitt & More!

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    Former Irish football student-athlete Justin Tuck (PHOTO: AP)

    Let’s get right down to business … Last night, men’s soccer alum Matt Besler and Sporting KC came back from a 2-1 deficit in the first leg to win their MLS Cup Playoff matchup against the New England Revolution 4-3 in extra time. Sporting KC won the second leg 3-1 to move onto the next…

  20. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Previewing Pitt, The Blue Angels Return, MLS Cup, Rain & More!

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    The Blue Angels did the flyover for the Notre Dame-Navy football game this weekend (PHOTO/ Matt Cashore)

    In addition to the men’s soccer team take over the top-ranking in college soccer and defeating #18 Michigan State in a non-conference tussle 2-0, the Irish on the professional scene have a lot to look forward to today. First off, in the MLS Cup playoffs tonight a trio of Notre Dame alums will be a…

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