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THURSDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Signing Day, Half-Court Shots, Football Top-100, Pondering Zac & More!

Nov 14, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Our new @JrNDBloggers men's basketball beat writer, Mike Franz, is the Holy Cross Mascot, Basil the Saint Bernard

Instead of looking towards who is at Notre Dame now, yesterday was a time to look to the future for the Irish as the NCAA’s early signing period commenced. In addition to basketball being eligible to sign during this period, every other sport aside from football, soccer, track and field and cross country are allowed to sign at this time.


Now, what did we miss…

1. Men’s Basketball – Signed, Sealed, Delivered (
The Irish men’s basketball team signed a pair of frontline players yesterday in an effort to replace outgoing “bigs” Garrick Sherman and Tom Knight. Click the link above to read more.

2. Football – Answering The Critics (LINK-Strong & True)
To put it simply, in this piece I was asked four questions regarding the Irish football squad. Click the link above to read my answers.

3. Football – Ranking The Top-100: #91-95 (LINK-Strong & True)
Craig Chval of @JrNDBloggers continues his countdown of the top-100 Notre Dame football players of all time. Click the link above to read more.

4. Men’s Soccer – Soft-Spoken Hodan Thrives As Scorer (LINK-The Observer)
The Irish men’s soccer team moved into the ACC Championship semifinals after a 1-0 victory over Duke on Tuesday. Patrick Hodan has been a pleasant surprise for the Irish on the attack.  Click the link above to read more.

5. Men’s Tennis – Bright Future Ahead (
The Irish welcomed a five-star recruit this fall to the stable of great Irish tennis student-athletes. Click the link above to see how Eddy Covalschi has begun his collegiate tennis career.


Tweet That Made Me Chuckle

Seems like something to ponder there Tom…


Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day

Our men’s basketball blogger Mike Franz is the mascot, Basil the St. Bernard, at Holy Cross College. At last weekend’s basketball game, Franz had the opportunity to win a Holy Cross student books for a semester if he hit a half court shot within 30 seconds … it only took one.


Today’s Trivia:

Let’s talk general Notre Dame football…

If Notre Dame didn’t just count unanimous national titles in football (11), how many total years would the Irish have at least a claim of a national championship?

You will find the answer to today’s trivia question in Friday’s T.I.F.I.

Wednesday’s question (What Notre Dame coach has the most wins in his or her career?) was answered correctly by a variety of people. The correct answer is Mike DeCiccio… Only one to get the correct answer was Davie Dave! Dave send me your address to and we will get something sent your way!

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