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

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    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…

  2. Two-Minute Power Play with Peter Schneider

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:52 PM EST

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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…

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

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EST

    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…

  5. Two-Minute Power Play with T.J. Tynan

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:04 AM EST

    T.J. Tynan (PHOTO/ AP)

    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…

  6. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I.: ND Football Top-100, Replacing Skylar, Reliving Pitt & More!

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

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

    Life is good in Notre Dame athletics at the current time, the men’s soccer team has risen to the number-one ranking in one of the college soccer polls (the coaches poll is due out this afternoon) and the fourth-ranked hockey squad welcomes top-ranked Minnesota to the Compton barn on Friday. ———————————————— Now, what did we…

  7. Monday’s T.I.F.I.: Navy Nailbiter, Looking At David Rivers, the ACC Soccer Race & More!

    Nov 4, 2013, 10:14 AM EST

    (Photo/Matt Cashore)

    After a nail-biting weekend on the gridiron, a plethora of Irish squads made marks in the athletic spectrum. The men’s soccer team defeated 12th-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons on the road to move into a tie with Maryland atop the ACC standings. The Irish men close out ACC play this Friday as they take on…

  8. Movember, The New November

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:34 PM EST

    Russo

    Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping and the “permacloud” is making it’s way to Michiana. November is here, and that means so are the mustaches. Last year, Notre Dame hockey started their Movember movement–also known as No-Shave November–to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. This year, they’re at it again. Stephen Johns, the senior…

  9. Freshman Friday: Vinnie Hinostroza

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:29 PM EST

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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…

  10. Friday’s T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Danny Spond, Trading Cards, Family Matters & More!

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

    Men's basketball takes on Tusculum tonight for their final exhibition game before the season begins

    Let’s begin with looking at Notre Dame alums in the MLS. A night after Dillon Powers’ Colorado Rapids had their season end, Jeb Brovsky’s Montreal Impact were defeated by the Houston Dynamo 3-0. There are still four Irish alums in the MLS Cup Playoffs. If you would like to learn about them, click here. ————————————————…

  11. October 31, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    Skylar Diggins interviewing "The Admiral," David Robinson, at Notre Dame Stadium.

    After the women’s basketball team won their first exhibition game handily last night, we look forward to a huge weekend of Irish athletics this weekend. Before we begin, Notre Dame men’s soccer alum Dillon Powers and his MLS squad, the Colorado Rapids played the wild-card match of the MLS Cup playoffs last night, losing to…

  12. Two-Minute Power Play with Mario Lucia

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:38 AM EST

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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…

  13. The Laws Of Cawlidge Hawkey, Literally…

    Oct 29, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

    photo by Matt Cashore

    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…

  14. October 29, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

    Golden Tate had a huge day in the NFL on Sunday

    Last night, the Irish men’s basketball team began their journey in the first of two exhibition games before their regular season slate begins. Last night, the Irish defeated UIndy 95-69 at Purcell Pavilion. Other than that game, the only other Irish athletic team in action was the men’s golf squad who is competing in the…

  15. October 28, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

    Former Notre Dame pitcher John Axford ('05) pitched 1.1 no-hit innings, striking out two in game 4 of the World Series

    With a huge weekend of Irish athletics behind us and a huge week ahead, we have a lot to get to. First off, on the professional scene, former Notre Dame baseball student-athlete John Axford (’05) toed the rubber last night in game four of the Major League Baseball World Series, pitching 1 1/3 no-hit innings,…

  16. Hockey Heading To Duluth

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

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    The 2nd-ranked Notre Dame hockey squad travels to Duluth, Minn., to take on Minnesota-Duluth in a pair of hockey contests this weekend. Here are five tidbits to know heading into the match-up. 1. Setting The Stage: Notre Dame takes to the road for each of the next two weeks and starts the four- game road swing…

  17. October 24, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

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    There were no Notre Dame athletic squads in action yesterday, yet we were not without news. Former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn was released by the New York Jets on Monday and was signed to the St. Louis Rams yesterday afternoon after their starting quarterback Sam Bradford went down with a season-ending injury. Additionally, tonight…

  18. October 23, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:52 AM EST

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Eric Atkins was recently named to the Cousy Award Watch List (PHOTO/US PRESSWIRE)

    The Notre Dame men’s golf team was the lone Irish athletic squad in action yesterday, surging to a second-place finish at the Georgetown Intercollegiate after a four-under par 280. To read more about the irish, click here. ———————————————— Now, what did we miss… 1. Football – Rochell Brothers Set To Face Off (LINK-ESPN) Notre Dame’s Isaac…

  19. October 22, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

    Tommy Rees (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    The only Notre Dame athletic team event going on yesterday was on the golf course as the men’s golf played in the first half of the Georgetown Intercollegiate, shooting rounds of 297 and 292, finishing the first day in fourth place. Additionally, six former Notre Dame football student-athletes were in action last night in the…

  20. October 21, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    Stephon Tuitt takes down the USC quarterback for one of his two sacks in the game (PHOTO: USA TODAY)

    A huge weekend in Irish athletics has come to a conclusion after the football team secured a 14-10 victory over USC, the fourth-ranked hockey squad picked up a pair of wins over Michigan Tech, men’s soccer defeated NC State in a thriller and the women’s soccer and volleyball lost narrow matches in ACC play. Before…

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