Dec 29, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT
It’s been quite a year for the Fighting Irish. Over the next few days, we’ll look back at the some of the best moments, videos and posts featured on our blogs during the past twelve months.
Beginning of course with January, and a memorable Saturday night at Purcell Pavilion…
Here’s an excerpt from the blog following the men’s basketball team’s upset of top-ranked Syracuse.
The magic at Purcell continues. Syracuse joins the list with North Carolina, DePaul, Marquette, San Francisco and UCLA. For the sixth consecutive time, and first in nearly 25 years, a #1 team arrives at the Purcell Pavilion and leaves with a loss.
Jumping out to an early 11-2 advantage, the Fighting Irish led from the beginning and never looked back. Tonight’s win is the eighth in program history over an opponent ranked first in the Associated Press Poll.
The last win came on Feb. 1, 1987, when the top ranked North Carolina Tar Heels visited South Bend and lost to Digger Phelps Irish team, 60-58. But enough with stats and history…
Read the rest of the post here.
On a related note, the 21st wasn’t the only exciting Saturday in January. On the 7th, both the men’s and women’s basketball squads, as well as the hockey team defeated top-10 opponents. Relive it all in the Irish Connection video below.
- M. Soccer. Notre Dame Advanced And Elite Camp 1 Schedule
- Football. Football, Uplifting Athletes Bowling Event Set For July 12
- M. Lacrosse. Three Incoming Freshmen Named Under Armour All-Americans
- M. Swimming. Notre Dame Swimming Celebrates Academic Achievement
- Track. Barber To Compete At World University Games
- M. Ice Hockey. Ten Named to Hockey East All-Academic Team
- W. Golf. Irish Foursome Named To All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team
- Football. Irish Extra: Football 101
- Track. Irish Named To All-ACC Academic Track & Field Teams
- Baseball. Seven Baseball Standouts Earn All-ACC Academic Team Honors
Fighting Irish on YouTube
- THE CUP CHAMPS COME TO COMPTON. After winning the Stanley Cup, the @NHLBlackhawks are starting Training Camp at ND. http://t.co/qRdBn1jr7v 4 hours ago
- Soccer Mom. World Cup Champion. NCAA Champion. Notre Dame Graduate. Congrats @ShannonBoxx7! (HT @ussoccer_wnt) http://t.co/rTP26S5aqj 17 hours ago
- Looks like US Soccer & @NDSoccer alum @ShannonBoxx7 used flakes from @NDFootball helmet to celebrate @FIFAWWC win! twitter.com/sbnation/statu… 17 hours ago
- PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999! Last 2 times 🇺🇸 has won World Cup ('99, '15), an ND alum has been on team 99-Markgraf 15-Boxx http://t.co/nBl4YAaseK 18 hours ago
- 🇺🇸! 🇺🇸! 🇺🇸! The @ussoccer_wnt & @NDSoccer alum Shannon Boxx has won the World Cup! ⚽️World Cup Final 🇺🇸 5 🇯🇵 2 http://t.co/jNhTHk4JWa 19 hours ago