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  1. #NDLaxItaly • June 6, 2014

    Jun 7, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Lacrosse: May 10 2014 #5 Notre Dame vs #11Harvard

    Friday, June 6, 2014 Notre Dame’s final day in Rome began with a bus ride through heavy traffic to the Vatican Museums that draw some 40,000 visitors per day. The Irish lacrosse squad spent about two hours winding its way through the galleries with two guides supplying commentary via individual radio systems. The tour ended…

  2. #NDLaxItaly • June 5, 2014

    Jun 6, 2014, 2:38 PM EST

    #NDLaxItaly at the Pantheon

    Thursday, June 5, 2014 The Irish men’s lacrosse squad enjoyed an early breakfast, and then departed Montecatini at 8 a.m. for the freeway bus ride to Rome. After parking next to the Tiber River, the Notre Dame group walked to Piazza Navona in the northwest part of the Rome city centre—and from there everyone wandered…

  3. #NDLaxItaly • June 3/4, 2014

    Jun 4, 2014, 5:43 PM EST

    Lacrosse Team Lunch At Italian Vineyard

    Tuesday/Wednesday, June 3/4, 2014   The Irish left San Marino at about 10 a.m. on another glorious day in Italy, taking the three-hour bus ride to Florence. The group gathered early afternoon in Piazza Signoria, just in front of the Palazzo Vecchio—and that was the meeting place at 10 p.m. when the Notre Dame contingent…

  4. #NDLaxItaly • June 2, 2014

    Jun 2, 2014, 4:52 PM EST

    Handshake line after 25-4 lacrosse win over Italy

    Monday, June 2, 2014 The Irish finished their third straight day of competition by defeating Team Italy 25-4 in a 10 a.m. match. Notre Dame led 6-1 after one period, 9-3 at halftime and 16-4 after three periods. The final day of the tournament was played under blue, sunny skies and 66-degree temperatures on an…

  5. #NDLaxItaly • June 1, 2014

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:25 PM EST


    Sunday, June 1, 2014 After a quick breakfast at their San Marino hotel high on a mountaintop, the Irish played their second game at 11 a.m. versus Team Norway. Great Britain defeated Italy 14-8 in the early-morning opener. Notre Dame ended up winning 21-5, but that score came after the two squads split rosters (and…

  6. #NDLaxItaly • May 31, 2014

    May 31, 2014, 8:21 PM EST

    The handshake line after 26-2 @NDlacrosse win over Team Great Britain in Riccione, Italy

    Saturday, May 31 The team left via bus at 7 a.m. from its Erba hotel, making a stop after about three hours at the Museo Ferrari in the small town of Maranello. The actual Ferrari factory is also nearby, but the museum provided a guided, audio-assisted tour of the three floors of cars and other…

  7. #NDLaxItaly • Thursday • May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

    Lacrosse- Kavanagh

    Here’s a quickie itinerary for the University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse trip to Italy: Today: The Irish arrived just about on time in Milan on Alitalia flight 605 (with only one missing bag). Most everyone accessed Euros at the airport, either from the bank or an ATM, and then it was off via bus (driving…

  8. #NDLaxItaly

    May 28, 2014, 8:39 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Lacrosse: May 10 2014 #5 Notre Dame vs #11Harvard

    The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team is headed to Italy. Barely 48 hours removed from playing for the 2014 national championship—the Irish fell to Duke 11-9 Monday in Baltimore in the title game of the NCAA Championships—they headed out Wednesday for a 10-day foreign tour featuring three games. That NCAA achievement marked the…

  9. In the Crease: 25 Questions with John Scioscia

    May 19, 2014, 2:35 PM EST


    If you didn’t play lacrosse, what sport would you play? I never played, but if I could go back, I’d play hockey. If you had a time machine, when would you go to and why? I think I would go back to like Ancient Greece. It seems like life was a little more simple and all…

  10. 50 Years Of Men’s Lacrosse

    May 15, 2014, 3:52 PM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    Since its humble beginnings 50 years ago, the men’s lacrosse team at Notre Dame has been one of family and has recently become synonymous with winning, championships and NCAA Tournament runs. The current “digs” of the squad, Arlotta Stadium, is a culmination of all the hard work, determination and family atmosphere that has always emanated…

  11. In the Crease: 25 Questions with Tyler Brenneman

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

     If you didn’t play lacrosse, what sport would you play? Volleyball If you had a time machine, when would you go to and why? The future—far. See what it’s like in 1000 years. What actor would play you in your biopic? Matt McConaughey What is your favorite Notre Dame Lacrosse tradition? The Arlotta Afro. We give…

  12. Six Days in California

    Mar 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

    The Notre Dame lacrosse team runs drills at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Bach, Cali. on March 9, 2014.

    It’s not uncommon for teams to take trips over spring break. More often than not, they go south to get some sun—work on their tans a little. This year, the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team went south and west—all the way to SoCal. The first weekend of the trip, the sixth-ranked Irish played twelfth-ranked Denver…

  13. Two Routes, One Destination

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:49 PM EST

    Everyone knows Maryland is where you go for good crab. What most people west of the Appalachian Mountains forget is that Maryland—more specifically, Baltimore—is also a breeding ground for lacrosse. From Towson, a suburb due north of Baltimore, Jack and Conor Doyle are two of nine Maryland natives on the Notre Dame roster. Conor, a…

  14. March Madness: Busy Weekend for the Fighting Irish

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:19 PM EST

    Even if you were running as fast as the athletes in this photo, you probably weren't quick enough to catch all of this weekend's Fighting Irish athletics action.

    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…

  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. ND Lacrosse Takes Manhattan

    Dec 3, 2012, 2:52 PM EST


    Junior attackman Ryan Mix returns to the blog with the latest on Irish lacrosse in the offseason. Dear fans, unfortunately this post will include very little lacrosse action. Instead, goals will be replaced with CEOs, assists replaced with skyscrapers, and jerseys replaced with Calvin Klein seersucker suits. In other words, I present to you the…

  18. ND Lax: Midterms, Navy Scrimmage and On The Field at Notre Dame Stadium

    Oct 31, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

    Former NBA player Chris Herren spoke to us about his life and battle with drug addiction.

    Hello again, lacrosse fans, blog fans, supermodels, and others reading this blog. It is time for the second Notre Dame lacrosse blog. This week’s edition covers the final week leading up to our fall break. Midterms were over on about Thursday and we were getting pumped up to play our final fall game against Navy.…

  19. A Look Back at ND Lax in Chicago

    Oct 23, 2012, 4:08 PM EST


    Ryan Mix is a junior attackman on the Notre Dame lacrosse team. He will be blogging for UNDerground throughout the year, giving fans an inside look at Irish lax and the Notre Dame experience. Dear sports fans, every year at Notre Dame we strive to provide the world with an entertaining, interesting, and informative blog…

  20. Notre Dame Lacrosse Serves Chicago Community

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:17 PM EST


    During this past weekend, while the Notre Dame football team defeated Miami at Soldier Field, the Irish lacrosse team participated in two scrimmages against Bellarmine and Detroit in the Playing for Peace Catholic Lacrosse Showcase. The team also hosted a youth clinic and performed service work at Hales Franciscan High School and St. Malachy. “It…

  21. 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…

  22. History Lesson: ACC Roots Run Deep

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:11 PM EST

    Photo by Sara D. Davis (

    While Notre Dame might not leave the BIG EAST Conference until the 2015-16 season, looking at the current Fighting Irish coaching staff reveals many ties to the university’s future home – the Atlantic Coast Conference. From Mike Brey to Tim Welsh, several Notre Dame head coaches got their start in ACC programs. Here’s a closer…

  23. Looking Back on a Year With FIDM

    Aug 15, 2012, 1:02 PM EST


    After graduating in May 2011, I arrived back on campus one year ago today to begin interning with Fighting Irish Digital Media in the Notre Dame athletic department. It’s been an exciting year for me – blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, and even some video editing, assisting in the broadcast truck, and running camera (during our first-ever…

  24. Graduation In The City of Brotherly Love

    May 19, 2012, 2:50 PM EST

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    It was a busy second day for the Irish in Philadelphia. After breakfast at the team hotel, the team headed out to PPL Park, the home of the MLS’s Philadelphia Union and the site of tomorrow’s NCAA quarterfinal game against Virginia. The Irish spent about an hour on the field, stretching, going through a few…

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