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  1. September 10, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Screenshot of Matt Besler's "dangerous play" that warranted a yellow card (Courtesy: Traffic Sports)

    Yesterday was a pretty quiet day in Notre Dame athletics, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a plethora of Irish news on the internet superhighway. Some of you may not know, but Notre Dame men’s soccer alum Matt Besler is a member of the Unites States Men’s National Soccer Team. Last Friday night, the USMNT…

  2. September 9, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    The Irish opened ACC play with a 1-1 tie against the top-ranked Tar Heels (PHOTO:USATSI)

    It was a crazy weekend for Notre Dame athletics as the football squad lost “under the lights” to the Michigan Wolverines, the Irish volleyball squad almost upset #22 Purdue, Matt Besler and the United States Men’s National Team fell to Costa Rica and a former women’s golfer took home her state’s top crown. To begin,…

  3. September 6, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 6, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT

    Volleyball opens their home slate tonight against Bowling Green.

    Before we begin today, remember to catch Notre Dame men’s soccer alum Matt Besler tonight at 10 p.m. (ET) as the United States Men’s National Team takes on Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying. If the U.S. wins tonight and then on Tuesday against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, they wrap up a spot in the…

  4. September 5, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Former Notre Dame men's soccer player Ryan Finley netted his first MLS goal last night for the Columbus Crew (PHOTO: USA TODAY)

    The NFL kicks off the 2013 season with a bang tonight as the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens travel to Denver to take on former Notre Dame football player David Bruton and the Broncos. Additionally, I want to congratulate Ryan Finley on his first career MLS soccer goal in a 2-0 victory for his…

  5. Wayback Wednesday – Notre Dame Football “Under The Lights”

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Seat cushion from the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium on September 18, 1982

    A new bi-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… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Coach Kline’s Hanna Batrite Moose’s Congressional Photo Coach Leahy’s Football 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy In this edition of “Wayback Wednesday”…

  6. September 4, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Picture from 2011 UM-ND football game "Under The Lights" (PHOTO:MGoBlue.com/Martin Vloet)

    We are now just one day away from the beginning of the NFL season. Tomorrow night’s opening contest pits the defending Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens, against the Denver Broncos and former Notre Dame student-athlete David Bruton. Tune in tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC. ‘Round the Irish Blogosphere We have had a…

  7. September 3, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

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

    We are back to work after a great Labor Day and hope you had a great day off (the people who were lucky enough for a day off that is) as well. Today we look at NFL roster cuts, a bunch of football stories, hockey pro camp, West Wing video and football trivia. ‘Round the…

  8. Men’s Tennis Begins “Smash MS”

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    Join the Notre Dame men's tennis team as they "Smash MS"

    Sports clinics are very common at Notre Dame. It’s a good chance for South Bend natives and members of the Notre Dame community to learn something new, be it ice skating, golf, basketball, softball, or in this case, tennis. Men’s tennis head coach Ryan Sachire sees the clinic as an opportunity to do something a…

  9. I Heart Underdogs — An Introduction to Anna Gonzalez

    Sep 2, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

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    Dear Readers, I’m not sure how many of you know who I am, and that’s fine, because I don’t expect any of you to. That’s because last year as a writer for UNDerground, I covered what I like to call the Underdog sports. These are the sports that don’t get as much coverage as they…

  10. Labor Day Links

    Sep 2, 2013, 10:03 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)

    Due to Labor Day today, I’ve decided to withhold some “Things I Found Interesting” material for tomorrow and provide a few links to stories that I found over the weekend regarding Notre Dame athletics. Before we get going, we want to congratulate former Notre Dame football student-athlete Braxston Cave on inking a three-year deal with…

  11. August 30, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Irish captain Jeff Costello is set to throw out the first pitch at tonight's Boston Red Sox game (photo by Matt Cashore).

    The first night of college football is in the books and we are just over 24-hours away from the beginning of the 2013 Notre Dame football season. If you don’t already know, the game is set to kick-off at 3:41 p.m. (EST) Additionally, if you are in the Boston area or receive NESN on your…

  12. August 29, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 29, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

    We have finally made it to opening day for college football. The Irish may not play tonight, but a bevy of other college teams will kick-off their 2013 season. Don’t forget about our winter sports that will be beginning before you know it. Yesterday, the women’s basketball team and head coach Muffet McGraw released their…

  13. August 28, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 28, 2013, 9:06 AM EDT

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    We are just 34 hours away from the first college football action of the new year. My Indiana Hoosiers begin their season tomorrow night along with a bevy of other squads before the full slate of games happen on Saturday. Counting Down… Remember to keep up with A Month of Notre Dame: Counting Down To…

  14. August 27, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 27, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    Louis Nix III (PHOTO: AP)

    Our daily blog, “Things I Found Interesting” is back after taking a day off due to an unforeseen circumstance. Nonetheless, we are four nights away from football starting … get excited. Before we begin, I want to take a second to congratulate Notre Dame hockey head coach Jeff Jackson on receiving an honorary monogram from…

  15. Coming Home To The Dome: Mike McNeill ’88

    Aug 23, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

    (PHOTO: ND.edu)

    There are many student-athletes that graduate from the University of Notre Dame and enter careers outside of sports after they hang up their uniform for the final time. However, you may not know that some find their way back to Notre Dame to help mold the next-generation of student-athlete in a variety of non-coaching positions.…

  16. August 23, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

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    Football media day has now come and gone. The only thing that stands between Notre Dame football and the present time is unfortunately a whole week. Yesterday at media day there were a few tidbits of news that you should be aware of. Tony Springmann is done for the season due to injury … Matthias…

  17. Coming Home To The Dome: Steve Sollmann ’04

    Aug 23, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    Steve Sollmann returned to Notre Dame after a successful professional baseball career

    There are many student-athletes that graduate from the University of Notre Dame and enter careers outside of sports after they hang up their uniform for the final time. However, you may not know that some find their way back to Notre Dame to help mold the next-generation of student-athlete in a variety of non-coaching positions.…

  18. August 22, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 22, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

    Coach Kelly meets the media

    We have finally reached Notre Dame football media day and sit only nine days away from the first football game of the 2013 season. You can watch head coach Brian Kelly’s media day press conference live on WatchND.tv at 1:30 p.m. ET. Be sure to set your alarm so you don’t miss one of Kelly’s…

  19. Coming Home To The Dome: Sara Liebscher ’91, MBA ’93

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

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    There are many student-athletes that graduate from the University of Notre Dame and enter careers outside of sports after they hang up their uniform for the final time. However, you may not know that some find their way back to Notre Dame to help mold the next-generation of student-athlete in a variety of non-coaching positions.…

  20. Wayback Wednesday – Jake Kline Bat Update

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

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    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… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Moose’s Congressional Photo Coach Leahy’s Football 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy In the past we have presented new artifacts that have…

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