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  1. @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…

  2. 15 Things Digger Phelps Taught Me in 60 Minutes

    Dec 30, 2013, 3:26 PM EST

    A few weeks ago, former Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Richard “Digger” Phelps took an hour to speak with three members of the @JrNDBloggers, Anna Gonzalez, Rachel Murphy and Mike Franz. Here are Anna’s thoughts on the experience… When it comes to the whole “wisdom” thing, Digger Phelps is killing me. It makes complete sense…

  3. A New Tradition Born

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

    Mike Franz, the official 2013-14 men’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at the Holy Cross College. Over the course of the year Mike will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories about Irish athletic squads . You can follow…

  4. Hearts Start Racing

    Apr 25, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

    Around this time last year, I had a minor heart attack. I’m sure many soon-to-be college grads across the nation experience some form of a panic attack in the days leading up to their commencement ceremonies, but few probably do because their dad doesn’t want to come to the ceremony itself. Now granted my dad…

  5. Fighting Irish Athletics and Spotify

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    On the bus. In the locker room. In our headphones. At warm ups. In the gym. At halftime. Music is everywhere around Notre Dame Athletics, and now we are sharing it with you. Last week, we created a profile for the Fighting Irish, the first of it’s kind for a collegiate athletics department. For those…

  6. March Madness: Busy Weekend for the Fighting Irish

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:19 PM EST

    Thirteen Fighting Irish athletic teams took to the court, field, diamond, track, ice, pool and piste, in what was most definitely one of the busiest weekends of the year for Notre Dame athletics. On campus, the track & field programs competed in day two of the Alex Wilson Invitational, men’s lacrosse made its 2013 home…

  7. Strong of Heart #4: Debuting Sunday March 3

    Mar 2, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

    On Sunday evening at 6 pm ET, the newest Strong of Heart episode will debut on NBC Sports Network. The fourth in the series based off of the annual books profiling inspiring stories in Notre Dame athletics, this episode will feature Monty Williams (’93) and Patricia McAdams (’67 M.S.), two people near and dear to…

  8. February 9, 2013

    Feb 13, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

    Sports have a funny way of affecting you. In a way, it’s odd that the ability of a 20-year-old to get a ball through a hoop or a puck through a net can have such an impact on your emotions. But for true sports fans, some games – good and bad – stick with you…

  9. Busy Weekend in The Bend

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    Students have returned, classes are back in session and the winter sports season is in full swing. If you’re going to be on campus this weekend, there is no shortage of Irish sporting events to check out. The tennis teams look to kick off their spring schedule on the right foot, track & field hosts…

  10. Jan 10, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    Originally posted on Notre Dame Men's Basketball:
    For both Notre Dame fans and Fighting Irish Digital Media, most of the past several weeks were spent focused on football and the BCS championship game. With the season over, it’s time to turn attention from the gridiron to the hardwood. After all, the Notre Dame men’s…

  11. 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…

  12. 2012 in Review: November

    Dec 31, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 2012 in Review: June

    Dec 30, 2012, 11:56 AM EST

    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,…

  15. 2012 in Review: May

    Dec 30, 2012, 9:34 AM EST

    With the academic year winding down, May was a month for recognizing students’ achievements over the past four years. As is tradition when the team is still in the NCAA tournament, the men’s lacrosse program held its own graduation ceremony on the road. This year, twelve seniors graduated at the Our Lady of Good Counsel…

  16. 2012 in Review: March

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:25 PM EST

    It’s often said that “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” While I don’t know the origin of that particular phrase, I can tell you one thing – it was a wild month for the Fighting Irish. Here are some of the highlights. On Senior Night at Purcell Pavilion, Notre…

  17. 2012 in Review: February

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

    The only big football game in the month of February is the Super Bowl, but on the first Wednesday of the month, college football steals the spotlight for a few hours once again. National Signing Day fell on Feb. 1 this year, and Fighting Irish Digital Media carried all the action live on But…

  18. 2012 In Review: January

    Dec 29, 2012, 9:05 AM EST

    It’s been quite a year for the Fighting Irish. Over the next few days, we’ll look back at the some of the best moments, videos and posts featured on our blogs during the past twelve months. Beginning of course with January, and a memorable Saturday night at Purcell Pavilion… Here’s an excerpt from the blog…

  19. Fighting Irish Xtra: 11/12/12

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

    The FIX is back, and better than ever. If you’re a frequent viewer, you might notice this week’s episode has a new look. Coming to you from the Fighting Irish Digital Media studio, Katherine Dudas has the recap on basketball, soccer and swimming in less than two minutes.

  20. Becoming a True “Basketball School”

    Nov 5, 2012, 3:10 PM EST

    Notre Dame isn’t usually one of the first places that comes to mind when people think of “basketball schools.” The Leprechaun Legion is trying to change that this season. Andy Prombo (’13), the Leprechaun Legion Basketball Co-Chair, talked about what the Legion is trying to do to make this season different than any other basketball season.…

  21. Fighting Irish Xtra: 10/30/12

    Oct 30, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    After another strong weekend for Notre Dame athletics, The FIX returns from the Purcell Pavilion, a venue home to four Fighting Irish events this week. Men’s basketball got the fun started last night with an exhibition contest against Quincy, and women’s hoops hits the court on Thursday evening versus Edinboro. Friday will be a busy…

  22. Get Your Hoops Fix

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:37 AM EST

    We just hit the halfway point of football season, so it’s hard to imagine, but basketball season is right around the corner. Last Thursday, the Notre Dame basketball teams held their annual media day at the Purcell Pavilion. Women’s head coach Muffet McGraw kicked off the day with a press conference in the auditorium, before…

  23. ’02 Grad, Former ND Walk-on Pens New Memoir

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:45 AM EST

    Charles Thomas Jr., a four-year member of the men’s basketball team and a 2002 Notre Dame graduate will be back on campus this weekend in support of his new book. Published in August, Scars, Exile & Vindication: My Life as an Experiment chronicles the Flint, Mich. native’s struggles, challenges, successes and failures throughout his life.…

  24. Google+ Hangout: A Conversation With Jack Swarbrick (2.0)

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:35 PM EST

    In July, University Vice President/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick participated in a Google+ Hangout, discussing the state of Fighting Irish Athletics with representatives from several Notre Dame online fan communities. Tonight at 7:00 pm ET, Swarbrick joins Fighting Irish Digital Media for a second Hangout. Due to an unfortunate technical glitch, the host computer disconnected…

  25. Google+ Hangout: Getting To Know Pat Mitsch

    Sep 26, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Last, but not least in our introductions for tonight’s Google+ Hangout (7 pm ET) is Pat Mitsch, co-founder and writer for the now-defunct Blue-Gray Sky blog. Pat is a 1999 Notre Dame graduate, and is currently a systems engineer in Boston, Mass. He is one of the original writers for Blue-Gray Sky and recently has…

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