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

Oct 29, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

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 Invitational at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. You can check in on how the Irish did yesterday here.

Lastly, this tweet by the Notre Dame Baseball account (@NDBaseball) clearly shows the athleticism of their current and former student-athletes, additionally it is pretty awesome to think about the three of them.

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Now, what did we miss…

  1. 1. Football – Irish In The NFL (LINK-Strong & True)
    Former Notre Dame football student-athletes took to the gridiron once again on Sunday (and Monday) to play in the NFL. Their game and season stats have been compiled and can be found by clicking the link above.
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  3. 2. Men’s Soccer – Powers Nets Goal USA Rookie Of The Year (LINK-Goal USA)
    Notre Dame men’s soccer alum Dillon Powers has garnered his first Rookie of the Year award (not the one from the MLS) after being named the Colorado Rapids team MVP earlier in the month. Click the link above to learn more.
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  4. 3. Football – Niklas Standing Out (LINK-ESPN)
    Troy Niklas has come out of the shadows of Mackey Award winner Tyler Eifert to continue the long-storied tradition of stellar play from Notre Dame tight ends. Click the link above to read Matt Fortuna’s fantastic story on Niklas.
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  5. 4. Men’s Basketball – Biedscheid Watches Irish Victory (LINK-South Bend Tribune)
    After watching the Irish roll to a 95-69 victory in their first exhibition game of the season, Coach Brey talked about the possibilities of redshirting a key cog on the Irish roster. Click the link above to learn more.
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  6. 5. Men’s Basketball – Quinn Named To Northwestern Staff (LINK-Chicago Tribune)
    Chris Quinn, a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame, was recently named the Director of Player Development at Northwestern. To learn more, click the link above.

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Tweet That Made Me Chuckle

Welcome new Notre Dame football assistant media relations Leigh Torbin, a diehard Red Sox fan…

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Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day

If you don’t remember T.J. Jones’ summer internship at SeaWorld, then you can read and watch more about it here.

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Today’s Trivia:

Let’s talk NFL…

Golden Tate snagged two touchdown catches last night in a 14-9 win over St. Louis, the question is, who was the last former Irish wide receiver to accomplish this before Tate?

Yesterday’s trivia question (After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in Film, Television and Theatre, John Axford played his final season at what school) was answered correctly by a handful of people. The correct answer was Canisius College. The winner of the prize is Pete Swizer. Contact me at Ahorvat3@nd.edu to claim your prize.

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