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  1. Irish In The Pros: April 14, 2014

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

    Anders Lee

    This post is a weekly look at how former Irish student-athletes are doing in professional sports after their time at Notre Dame has ended. NHL Anders Lee • NY Islanders A late-season call up, Lee has been a force on the Islanders on both ends of the ice. Although he only played in 22 games,…

  2. @NDSportsBlogger’s Top-10 Vine Videos Of The Year

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:44 AM EST


    To cap off 2013, I thought we needed to include not only the top-10 photos of the year and the top-five videos of the year, but also the newly-created top-10 Vine videos of the year (six-second videos). MUST READ DIRECTIONS: To start/stop the video, simply click on the video. To turn on/off sound, click speaker…

  3. @FightingIrish Top-Five Videos Of The Year

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:09 AM EST


    As we say goodbye to 2013 later today, let’s take a look at the top-five videos of 2013 from Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish Digital Media. (Click here to read the previously posted “Top-10 Photos Of The Year”)   #5 –  Men’s Soccer Season Retrospective     #4 – Strong of Heart: Adam Sargent    …

  4. @FightingIrish Top-10 Photos Of The Year

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:45 AM EST


    As we bid adieu to 2013 tonight, I thought it would be cool to take a look at the top-10 photos of the year in Notre Dame athletics. #10 – Andrews Heads Home Winner Over No. 1 UNC (Sept. 15) Photo By Shane Lardinois Freshman midfielder Morgan Andrews (Milford, N.H./Milford) headed in a cross from sophomore defender Brittany…

  5. The World According to NARP: Vol. 2

    Sep 28, 2013, 2:18 AM EST


    A few things occurred to me last weekend while I was attending a Notre Dam football game in a unique way. I was sitting in the press box in Notre Dame Stadium waiting for the game to start and I looked out over the stadium walls. All I could see was blue sky, a few…

  6. Wayback Wednesday – The First Game After 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

    Flag, game program and ticket from September 22, 2001 football game against Michigan State.

    A new Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department (or around his house in this case), enjoy… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Notre Dame Football – “Under The Lights” Coach Kline’s Hanna Batrite Moose’s Congressional Photo…

  7. Wayback Wednesday – Notre Dame Football “Under The Lights”

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EST

    Seat cushion from the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium on September 18, 1982

    A new bi-weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Coach Kline’s Hanna Batrite Moose’s Congressional Photo Coach Leahy’s Football 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy In this edition of “Wayback Wednesday”…

  8. Coming Home To The Dome: George West ’09

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:26 PM EST

    George West #19 (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    There are many student-athletes that graduate from the University of Notre Dame and enter careers outside of sports after they hang up their uniform for the final time. However, you may not know that some find their way back to Notre Dame to help mold the next-generation of student-athlete in a variety of non-coaching positions.…

  9. Wayback Wednesday – Moose’s Congressional Photo

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    (L-R: Moose Krause, unknown, Mike Mansfield)

    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… After taking a hiatus from writing this weekly piece, I am back with a great artifact that I guarantee only a handful of people…

  10. Wayback Wednesday – Coach Leahy’s Football

    Jul 17, 2013, 3:34 PM EST

    Coach Leahy's Retirement Football

    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… This week’s item on ‘Wayback Wednesday’ required some research and deductive reasoning skills to just figure out what it is. The item, an old-looking…

  11. Wayback Wednesday – 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:59 PM EST

    Hawaii Bowl Trophy - Way Back Wednesday

    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… This week on ‘Wayback Wednesday’ we unearthed the 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy, or as some would say, ‘the near perfect game from Jimmy Clausen.”…

  12. June 11, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EST


    In an attempt to keep all of you Fighting Irish fans in the loop, one of my first orders of business as the new @NDSportsBlogger will be to provide you a morning recap of what stories you may have missed the previous few 24 hours. On we’re off! (Or as the kids say, #RiseAndGrind) 1.…

  13. Welcome To The Club: A Look Back at the Spring Letter Jacket Ceremony

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

    Football monogram winners Connor Cavalaris, Matthias Farley and Joe Schmidt.

    The Notre Dame Monogram Club held its annual spring letter jacket ceremony on Wednesday night in Club Naimoli honoring more than 50 first-time monogram winners. Student athletic trainers, video technicians, and student-athletes from the cheerleading, football, soccer, volleyball and cross country programs were recognized for their accomplishments, joining an elite group in Notre Dame’s illustrious…

  14. “Domer Dens” is Back!

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:58 PM EST


    Remember Domer Dens? Launched last spring, the Fighting Irish Digital Media series went inside the rooms of ultimate Notre Dame fans, bringing you closer to their incredible collections of hats, shirts, helmets, jerseys, footballs, posters, pennants and other collectibles. After a long hiatus, Domer Dens returns with a look inside John Hoffman’s basement. Hoffman, a…

  15. 2012 in Review: December

    Dec 31, 2012, 3:38 PM EST


    December was a quiet month in terms of games being played, but it certainly doesn’t mean things slowed down for the Fighting Irish. On Dec. 2, the Notre Dame players, coaches and staff celebrated their berth in the national championship with a BCS watch party at the Gug. The matchup with #2 Alabama, set for…

  16. 2012 in Review: November

    Dec 31, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    November was another special month for Notre Dame athletics. Basketball kicked into full swing, hockey swept one of its top rivals on the road for the first time in decades, and on the gridiron, the Fighting Irish continued their incredible season. On Nov. 3, that quest for perfection seemed in jeopardy. But then, the magic…

  17. 2012 in Review: October

    Dec 31, 2012, 11:15 AM EST


    Of all the months, October was probably the busiest for the Fighting Irish – especially on television. On Oct. 3, a new Strong of Heart feature debuted on NBC Sports Network. The episode included features on Notre Dame football historian Steve Boda and senior linebacker Manti Te’o. However, that was just the beginning. Notre Dame…

  18. 2012 in Review: September

    Dec 31, 2012, 9:15 AM EST

    Photo by Sara D. Davis (

    Notre Dame kicked off September on the Emerald Isle, an incredible weekend celebrating the university and its connection to Ireland. Oh yeah, there was a football game too. The following week, there were a couple of party crashers at the football team’s home opener against Purdue. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn (who made his film…

  19. 2012 in Review: August

    Dec 30, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

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    As it does every year, August brought a lot of hope and excitement back to campus, as teams kicked off training camp. The Irish football team held its first practice on Aug. 4, while both soccer teams opened practice hoping to rebound from disappointing 2011 seasons. About halfway through camp, the football team spent an…

  20. 2012 in Review: June

    Dec 30, 2012, 11:56 AM EST

    2009 NCAA Mid-East Track & Field Championships

    Though most seasons were finished by the time June came around, it was nevertheless a busy month for the Fighting Irish. Student-athletes took part in summer session classes, with many enrolled in a course called “Career Development Through Community Engagement,” where they spent time giving back to those in the Michiana area. Back on campus,…

  21. 2012 in Review: April

    Dec 29, 2012, 3:38 PM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

    In April, the women’s basketball team kicked off the month with an exciting 83-75 overtime win against fellow #1 seed Connecticut in the national semifinal in Denver. A late rebound and putback from Natalie Novosel, a block from Skylar Diggins (yes, a block from the 5’9″ Irish point guard) and a pair of key three-pointers…

  22. SAAC Throws 16th Annual Pediatric Christmas Party

    Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

    Women's basketball players Jewell Loyd and Markisha Wright decorate cookies children at the Pediatric Christmas Party.

    Last night, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) held their 16th Annual Pediatric Christmas Party. SAAC invites the pediatric hematology and oncology wards from Memorial Hospital every year, and this year added St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to the list. Tammy Robison, the parent advocate for Memorial Hospital, said, “It’s phenomenal! It’s so great for our…

  23. Very Superstitious

    Dec 5, 2012, 5:04 PM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    As I mentioned in my Sports Illustrated cover post a few weeks ago, superstition is nothing new when it comes to sports. So with the Irish in the midst of a perfect season, fans are doing whatever they can to see that Notre Dame hoists the coveted crystal football on Jan. 7. Josh Stowe (’01)…

  24. A Common Purpose

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

    Student-athletes performing skits at an NDCA meeting.

    Notre Dame student-athletes work to be the best at everything they do. They work to be the best athletes. The work to be the best students. They work to be the best representatives of the University of Notre Dame. And they work to be the best people they can be. Some of the student-athletes work…

  25. The Other Notre Dame Football

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:08 PM EST

    The Keenan Knights (Photo courtesy of University of Notre Dame RecSports Facebook)

    Everyone knows that football is a big deal at Notre Dame, but it goes further than head coach Brian Kelly and his men in gold and blue. Men’s interhall tackle football is a chance for guys who either played high school football to put on their pads and helmets again and do what they love or…

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