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  1. What Could Have Been

    Jun 17, 2014, 3:01 PM EST

    Back in February 2014, during a training session with his new MLS club, Toronto FC, former Notre Dame forward Bright Dike (pronounced “Dee-Kay) felt a pop in his leg. With that one step, his dream of playing in the 2014 World Cup was squelched. Up until that point, Dike was already in the process of…

  2. Besler’s Ride To Brazil

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:12 AM EST

    When I began in this position in the summer of 2013, one of the first one-on-one interviews I participated in was with Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler. Besler, a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame, was in the middle of his MLS season with Sporting KC and had just recently began to make his mark…

  3. #NDinAfrica – Men’s Soccer Arrives In Zimbabwe

    Jun 11, 2014, 9:37 PM EST

    Throughout your life when you return to school after summer vacation you are peppered with one simple question, “What did you do during the summer?” For the Notre Dame men’s soccer team that question will most definitely be a two-part answer. I don’t know how the last 75 days of summer vacation will go for…

  4. Irish In The MLS (And The World Cup)

    Jun 10, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

    Not only has a former Notre Dame men’s soccer student-athlete landed on the ground in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but a few other alums are making their presence felt in the MLS. Matt Besler After a storied career at Notre Dame, 2009 graduate Matt Besler was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards…

  5. Irish In The MLS (And The USMNT) • June 3, 2014

    Jun 3, 2014, 11:49 AM EST

    Another weekend of great play from Notre Dame men’s soccer alums in the professional and International ranks is behind us. We can’t forget about our boy, Matt Besler on the United States Men’s National Team on his play preceding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Before we get underway, take a minute to vote for…

  6. Irish In The MLS (And On The USMNT) – May 27, 2014

    May 27, 2014, 4:28 PM EST

    A great week on the international stage for the Irish soccer program as the men’s squad continues its journey over in Africa for their “Service, Sightseeing & Soccer” trip abroad. On the national stage, an alum was named to the United States Men’s National Team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and on the…

  7. For College And Country

    May 22, 2014, 10:07 PM EST

    For the first time in program history, a former Notre Dame men’s soccer player was selected to the 23-man roster for the United States Men’s National Team ahead of the 2014 World Cup. It was announced on Thursday afternoon (almost a week earlier than most predicted) by USMNT manager Jürgen Klinsmann that 2009 Notre Dame…

  8. An Irish Run For The Roses

    May 5, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

    Mostly everybody watches horse racing once a year, and that time was on Saturday, May 3rd. As the eyes of the world and especially the horse racing community turned to Churchill Downs for the running of the Kentucky Derby, there was a bit of an “Irish Flair” to the event this year. To see the…

  9. The Host with the Most

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

    Max Lachowecki is a funny guy. His friends, dorm mates, teammates, coaches and professors probably all knew it long before the rest of us did, but when he and Grant Van De Casteele began making their online talk-show series Grant & Max 1080*, the entire Notre Dame community got to meet Max… …or at least his…

  10. Irish In The Pros: April 14, 2014

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

    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,…

  11. @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…

  12. @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    …

  13. @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…

  14. Playing For Uncle Sam’s Army

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Writer Michael Appelgate, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.), is currently an arts & entertainment writer for the Salt Lake Tribune. A native of Kent, Wash., Appelgate is a diehard Seattle sports fan and a huge fan of the Oregon Ducks basketball court. ———————————————— Matt Besler used to watch highlights of Thierry Henry…

  15. 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.…

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

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

    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…

  17. 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…

  18. 2012 in Review: August

    Dec 30, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    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…

  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. 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…

  21. Fighting Irish Xtra: 10/22/12

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:51 AM EST

    Fall break is over, and Fighting Irish Xtra is back. This week, The FIX comes to us from outside the Compton Family Ice Arena, where the Fighting Irish hockey team kicked off its home season on Thursday night. If you didn’t have a chance to catch Notre Dame in action this weekend, check out this…

  22. A Table, Some Tennis, and a Handful of Athletes

    Oct 2, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

    Notre Dame sent a record number of athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics. None of those athletes were there for table tennis; however, that all may change in the near future. Monday evening marked the First Annual Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Table Tennis Tournament. (That’s a mouthful.) Athletes from the football, hockey, men’s and women’s…

  23. 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…

  24. Fighting Irish Xtra: 9/17/12

    Sep 17, 2012, 2:15 PM EST

    As you probably know by now, it was a great weekend for Notre Dame athletics. This week, Fighting Irish Xtra comes to you from South Quad, recapping the soccer, volleyball and cross-country action. Hopefully you had a chance to catch the Irish either on campus or live on, but if not, check out this…

  25. Best Weekend Ever?

    Sep 16, 2012, 5:05 PM EST

    While I’m no sports historian, I think it’s safe to assume that Sept. 14-16, 2012, has to be one of the most successful weekends in the history of the Fighting Irish. From cross-country to soccer to football, it feels like Notre Dame has not stopped winning since Friday afternoon. Here’s a recap of the highlights:…

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