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  1. No “Fore” In This Foursome

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    One of the more steady programs within our athletics stable here at Notre Dame has been the women’s golf squad. Not only one of the more studious on campus, the team has also continued a trend of qualifying for NCAA’s (not an easy feat for a school at over 41 degrees north of the equator).…

  2. What Could Have Been

    Jun 17, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Back in February 2014, during a training session with his new MLS club, Toronto FC, former Notre Dame forward Bright Dike (pronounced “Dee-Kay) felt a pop in his leg. With that one step, his dream of playing in the 2014 World Cup was squelched. Up until that point, Dike was already in the process of…

  3. Besler’s Ride To Brazil

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:12 AM EDT

    When I began in this position in the summer of 2013, one of the first one-on-one interviews I participated in was with Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler. Besler, a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame, was in the middle of his MLS season with Sporting KC and had just recently began to make his mark…

  4. #NDinAfrica – Men’s Soccer Arrives In Zimbabwe

    Jun 11, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

    Throughout your life when you return to school after summer vacation you are peppered with one simple question, “What did you do during the summer?” For the Notre Dame men’s soccer team that question will most definitely be a two-part answer. I don’t know how the last 75 days of summer vacation will go for…

  5. Irish In The MLS (And The World Cup)

    Jun 10, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Not only has a former Notre Dame men’s soccer student-athlete landed on the ground in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but a few other alums are making their presence felt in the MLS. Matt Besler After a storied career at Notre Dame, 2009 graduate Matt Besler was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards…

  6. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – MLB Draft, World Cup, Bringing Home Gold & More!

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    A few former Notre Dame student-athletes (and some current ones) were in the news this weekend for their play both in the professional ranks and it tournaments around the globe. Let’s first begin with the women’s basketball squad tallying yet another gold medal to their count. Rising junior Jewell Loyd is returning from overseas with…

  7. #NDLaxItaly • June 6, 2014

    Jun 7, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

    Friday, June 6, 2014 Notre Dame’s final day in Rome began with a bus ride through heavy traffic to the Vatican Museums that draw some 40,000 visitors per day. The Irish lacrosse squad spent about two hours winding its way through the galleries with two guides supplying commentary via individual radio systems. The tour ended…

  8. #NDLaxItaly • June 5, 2014

    Jun 6, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

    Thursday, June 5, 2014 The Irish men’s lacrosse squad enjoyed an early breakfast, and then departed Montecatini at 8 a.m. for the freeway bus ride to Rome. After parking next to the Tiber River, the Notre Dame group walked to Piazza Navona in the northwest part of the Rome city centre—and from there everyone wandered…

  9. #NDLaxItaly • June 3/4, 2014

    Jun 4, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

    Tuesday/Wednesday, June 3/4, 2014   The Irish left San Marino at about 10 a.m. on another glorious day in Italy, taking the three-hour bus ride to Florence. The group gathered early afternoon in Piazza Signoria, just in front of the Palazzo Vecchio—and that was the meeting place at 10 p.m. when the Notre Dame contingent…

  10. Irish In The WNBA • June 4, 2014

    Jun 4, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

    Originally posted on Notre Dame Basketball:
    With the WNBA season in full bore, I thought we should start giving weekly updates on how your favorite women’s basketball alumni are doing in the league. Before we begin, take a minute to vote for the three women’s basketball alums in the WNBA – Skylar Diggs (Tulsa Shock),…

  11. Irish In The MLS (And The USMNT) • June 3, 2014

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    Another weekend of great play from Notre Dame men’s soccer alums in the professional and International ranks is behind us. We can’t forget about our boy, Matt Besler on the United States Men’s National Team on his play preceding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Before we get underway, take a minute to vote for…

  12. #NDLaxItaly • June 2, 2014

    Jun 2, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Monday, June 2, 2014 The Irish finished their third straight day of competition by defeating Team Italy 25-4 in a 10 a.m. match. Notre Dame led 6-1 after one period, 9-3 at halftime and 16-4 after three periods. The final day of the tournament was played under blue, sunny skies and 66-degree temperatures on an…

  13. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Irish In The NCAA’s, Escape From Alcatraz, #USMNT & More!

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

    As the competitive collegiate season winds down for Fighting Irish squads, NCAA honors and appearances were claimed by student-athletes. The track and field teams punched tickets to the NCAA Championships with performances this weekend and the rowing squad tied its best finish ever at the NCAA Championships. In alumni news, former Notre Dame men’s soccer…

  14. #NDLaxItaly • June 1, 2014

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Sunday, June 1, 2014 After a quick breakfast at their San Marino hotel high on a mountaintop, the Irish played their second game at 11 a.m. versus Team Norway. Great Britain defeated Italy 14-8 in the early-morning opener. Notre Dame ended up winning 21-5, but that score came after the two squads split rosters (and…

  15. #NDLaxItaly • May 31, 2014

    May 31, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Saturday, May 31 The team left via bus at 7 a.m. from its Erba hotel, making a stop after about three hours at the Museo Ferrari in the small town of Maranello. The actual Ferrari factory is also nearby, but the museum provided a guided, audio-assisted tour of the three floors of cars and other…

  16. Friday’s T.I.F.I. – #NDinAfrica, Rowing In The Circle City, MLB Draft & More!

    May 30, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    A glorious run by the men’s lacrosse team came to an end on Monday at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Championship game. The Irish had been on a roll of late, winning the ACC Championship and coming out victorious in their first three games in NCAA play. Take a second…

  17. #NDLaxItaly • Thursday • May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Here’s a quickie itinerary for the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse trip to Italy: Today: The Irish arrived just about on time in Milan on Alitalia flight 605 (with only one missing bag). Most everyone accessed Euros at the airport, either from the bank or an ATM, and then it was off via bus (driving…

  18. Irish In The MLB – May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    In the past week, one former Irish ball player hit a walk-off home run, one had three scoreless relief appearances and one even picked up a win (I’m not kidding, “The Shark” was saddled with a loss). Let’s begin with the red hot A.J. Pollock. Pollock has gone nuts at the “dish” ever since beginning…

  19. #NDLaxItaly

    May 28, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT

    The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team is headed to Italy. Barely 48 hours removed from playing for the 2014 national championship—the Irish fell to Duke 11-9 Monday in Baltimore in the title game of the NCAA Championships—they headed out Wednesday for a 10-day foreign tour featuring three games. That NCAA achievement marked the…

  20. Irish In The MLS (And On The USMNT) – May 27, 2014

    May 27, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

    A great week on the international stage for the Irish soccer program as the men’s squad continues its journey over in Africa for their “Service, Sightseeing & Soccer” trip abroad. On the national stage, an alum was named to the United States Men’s National Team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and on the…

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