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TUESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Dike’s Goal, Irish In The NFL, ND Rank, Huddle’s Record, Beach Volleyball & More!

Nov 19, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

The past two days have been huge for a pair of Irish alums. But, first let’s congratulate the Notre Dame men’s soccer team on copping the third-overall seed in the NCAA Championship. The Irish received a first-round bye into the round of 32 and will play Sunday night at 7 p.m. (ET) against either Wisconsin or Milwaukee.

Now let’s look at those alums.

First off, former men’s soccer player Bright Dike was recently called up to the Nigerian National Team to play a few international friendlies. Yesterday, the Super Eagles took the pitch against the Italians and Dike found himself playing against some of the best in the world. Watch what happens next…

Aside from Dike, another Irish alum did some damage on the international front as Molly Huddle claimed the world record in the 12k road race. Josh Flynt of the Notre Dame Monogram Club took the time to compile some information and stories regarding Huddle’s feat. You can read that story here.

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Now, what did we miss…

1. Football – Irish In The NFL (LINK-Strong & True)
Irish alums had a great week in the National Football League with Michael Floyd leading the way with 193 yards receiving. Click the link above to watch some of the best plays of the weekend from Notre Dame alums and read how each of them did.

2. Football – ND Rank: #81-85 (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.

3. Baseball/Beach Volleyball – Doherty Next Big Thing In The Sand (LINK-Yahoo Sports)
After a successful career at Notre Dame playing baseball, Ryan Doherty moved onto professional baseball. After that didn’t work out, Doherty didn’t know what to do next. Click the link above to read more.

4. Football – Tommy Eyes Last Home Game (LINK-Chicago Sun-Times)
After a career no one would have imagined at Notre Dame, Tommy Rees will play his final game at Notre Dame Stadium. Click the link above to read his thoughts.

5. Football – Bennett Looks At The Defense (LINK-South Bend Tribune)
An injury-plagued season on the defensive side of the ball has hurt the Irish as the second-half of the season has continued. Click the link above to read captain Bennett Jackson’s thoughts on this season’s happenings.

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Tweet That Made Me Chuckle

They say that graduating from Notre Dame gives you the upper hand when looking for jobs …

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Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day

Taking a quick look at last year’s BYU-ND showdown. Ending of course with the Danny Spond interception.

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Today’s Trivia:

Let’s talk some Notre Dame men’s soccer…

The men’s soccer team claimed the third-overall seed in this year’s NCAA Championship, what is the program’s highest seeding in their history and in what year?

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

Thursday’s question (How many NCAA Championships has the Notre Dame women’s soccer team won?) was answered correctly by a host of people. The correct answer is three.

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