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

Oct 28, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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, striking out two and walking one.

Tonight is the beginning of a new journey for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team as they open up their season (well, their exhibition season) against in-state University of Indianapolis tonight at 7 p.m. (ET). You can watch the game for free at


Now, what did we miss…

  1. 1. Football – Irish Depth Showing At Right Time (LINK-ESPN)
    During the 45-10 victory over Air Force, a variety of injuries started to pile up for the Irish, forcing many down the depth chart to step up and play meaningful plays. Unlike recent years, the Irish depth showed up to perform to the highest standard. To read more, click the link above.
  3. 2. Men’s Basketball – The Journey Begins (
    The 2013-14 season has finally arrived for the University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team, well sort of. While exhibition games don’t count in terms of records and statistics for the year, these contests allow coaches to evaluate personnel and they give teams the opportunity to play against opponents other than themselves. To read more, click the link above.
  4. 3. Football – Freshmen Making Impact (LINK-Boston Herald)
    There were freshmen on both sides of the ball that helped the Irish secure a 45-10 victory over Air Force last week. Jaylon Smith shined on the defensive side of the ball, while a plethora freshmen receivers made an impact along with running back Tarean Folston. Click the link above to learn more.
  5. 4. Women’s Soccer – Irish Headed To ACC Tourney (LINK-Chicagoland Soccer News)
    The #20/12 ranked Irish women’s soccer team took to the pitch against Clemson yesterday and came away with a 2-0 victory, securing their spot in the ACC Tournament. Click the link above to learn more.
  6. 5. Football – Notre Dame Shamrock Stickers (
    After a resounding 45-10 victory over Air Force, the guys at UHND handed out their shamrock stickers for the student-athletes performance against the Falcons. To learn more, click the link above.


Tweet That Made Me Chuckle

Garrick Sherman: basketball player, lumberjack, philosopher…


Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day

Just because John Axford is in the World Series, I felt it was needed to give him and his mustache some props. Stache Act.


Today’s Trivia:

Let’s talk John Axford…

After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in Film, Television and Theatre, Axford played his final season at what school?

We will be giving out a Notre Dame baseball related prize to one of the correct answers to this trivia question that is submitted to @NDSportsBlogger on twitter or to The winner will be chosen at random from the pool of correct answers.

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