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  1. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – MLB Draft, World Cup, Bringing Home Gold & More!

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    (Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame)

    A few former Notre Dame student-athletes (and some current ones) were in the news this weekend for their play both in the professional ranks and it tournaments around the globe. Let’s first begin with the women’s basketball squad tallying yet another gold medal to their count. Rising junior Jewell Loyd is returning from overseas with…

  2. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Irish In The NCAA’s, Escape From Alcatraz, #USMNT & More!

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

    (PHOTO/Getty Images - George Frey)

    As the competitive collegiate season winds down for Fighting Irish squads, NCAA honors and appearances were claimed by student-athletes. The track and field teams punched tickets to the NCAA Championships with performances this weekend and the rowing squad tied its best finish ever at the NCAA Championships. In alumni news, former Notre Dame men’s soccer…

  3. Friday’s T.I.F.I. – #NDinAfrica, Rowing In The Circle City, MLB Draft & More!

    May 30, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

    Jordan Ferreira

    A glorious run by the men’s lacrosse team came to an end on Monday at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Championship game. The Irish had been on a roll of late, winning the ACC Championship and coming out victorious in their first three games in NCAA play. Take a second…

  4. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Jagielo’s Dinger, Piane’s Last Stand, #RowIrish, Louis Nix & More!

    May 21, 2014, 10:03 AM EST

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    Some huge news among our Olympic sports went down yesterday that shocked many in the Notre Dame community. But first, let’s just take a second to look at the final episode of “Path To Greatness,” starring Louis Nix and two other NFL Draft hopefuls. Now what did we miss … 1. Coach Piane Set To…

  5. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Weekend Recap, Lacrosse Moves On, Pollock On A Roll & More!

    May 19, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

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

    A fun and exciting weekend of athletics is behind the Notre Dame family. Numerous teams were in action this weekend, from the men’s lacrosse team (NCAA quarterfinals) to the softball squad (NCAA regionals). Let’s quickly recap the happenings. The softball squad ended its stellar season at the hands of No. 2 UCLA on Sunday in…

  6. Friday’s T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ NCAA’s, Dy-Nasty’s, Book Smarts, Behind The Back & More!

    May 16, 2014, 10:37 AM EST

    Harrison Shipp

    The next few days are very important for Notre Dame athletics on the national stage. Here’s a quick rundown of this weekend’s postseason schedule: The softball squad begins its run to the NCAA Championship at 6 p.m. (ET) on Friday in Los Angeles, Calif. The men’s tennis team looks to get to the NCAA Quarterfinals…

  7. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Pollock Rolling In MLB, Niklas Blocking, #NDFB Goes International & More!

    May 14, 2014, 9:13 AM EST


    Let’s get started right away on the alumni front talking about the Irish alums in the professional baseball ranks. Since April 1st, Arizona Diamondbacks centerfielder A.J. Pollock has hit a scorching .324, knocking four home runs and stealing five bases (all coming in May). Check out Pollock’s long ball from Monday night’s game against the…

  8. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – NFL Draft, MLS Dominance, Louderback Reflects, Samardzija & More!

    May 13, 2014, 9:16 AM EST

    Harrison Shipp

    A huge weekend for not only the Notre Dame football family in the NFL Draft, but also a variety of other sports as well. Although the three main linked articles may be football centric, that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of great performances this weekend from Irish squads. Let’s first start out by giving…

  9. Friday’s T.I.F.I. – Cowboys Call Martin, Finley Goes West, @NDSoftball Rolls & More!

    May 9, 2014, 10:51 AM EST


    I’m just waking up after a late night watching the first round of the NFL Draft. As many of you know, one student-athlete from the football squad knows where he will be spending his foreseeable future, and that is two-time captain Zack Martin. Take a minute to listen to what Bill Polian said about the…

  10. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – #NDintheMLB, Kavanagh’s Legacy, #NDFB on Cover & More!

    May 7, 2014, 10:29 AM EST

    Everett Golson

    As a busy weekend of Notre Dame athletics is about to get underway shortly and the NFL Draft is slated to begin tomorrow night, let’s take a quick look at how our alums did in the professional ranks last night before getting into the “meat” of “Things I Found Interesting.” Last night a pair of…

  11. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Derby, Softball Send Off, Uplifting Athletes & More!

    May 5, 2014, 11:20 AM EST

    Ryan Finley (Commanding Curve) Men's Soccer

    Another great weekend of athletics is behind us as the softball team sent its senior’s off with a bang against BC, Gerek Meinhardt took Gold at the Tokyo Grand Prix Fencing event, men’s lacrosse copped the sixth-seed in the NCAA Championship while the women’s squad will host an NCAA match as the eight seed and…

  12. Thursday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDBaseball In The MLB, 2014 #NDFB, A Crazy Did You Know & More!

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:21 AM EST

    photo by Matt Cashore

    Wednesday was crazy day on the diamond for the Notre Dame baseball team and their alums. Although the squad lost to Central Michigan by a 4-3 tally, the alums in the majors were scorching hot. First off, every single alum that is currently on an MLB roster saw action yesterday. On the rubber, the four…

  13. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – A Win At Oak Hill, @NDwbb Banquet, Football Takes On Softball & More!

    Apr 23, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

    Women's final four (Photo/Josh Lindsey)

    An Invitational win on one of the more storied golf courses in America for our men’s golf team, another 30-win season for softball and the women’s basketball team named an MVP for its 37-1 campaign. All this happened on just another Tuesday at Notre Dame. Not only did the men’s golf team take home the…

  14. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – A Rare 66, Shipp Honored … Again, #NDFB’s O-Line, Futbol & More!

    Apr 22, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

    Niall Platt

    Monday was another great day of Notre Dame athletics as multiple teams competed on big stages. After breaking the 14-game winning streak of the Hurricanes on Sunday, the Notre Dame baseball team lost a tough one on Monday to Miami to drop the series. On the links the men’s golf team had a spectacular day…

  15. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Perfection, Dropping #11, Ken Jeong, The Besler Brothers & More!

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

    Louis Nix III (PHOTO: AP)

    It is Dyngus Day here in South Bend, so I felt it was only right that I write today’s “Things I Found Interesting” from the west side of South Bend … So, here I sit, typing up information about Notre Dame athletics with a strawberry banana smoothie sitting in front of me. This past weekend…

  16. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Letter Jackets, The NFL Draft, Jackie Robinson & More!

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

    Devin Butler and Max Redfield receive their Notre Dame Monogram Club jackets

    Tuesday was another great day at Notre Dame. Although we only had one game going on yesterday (a women’s lacrosse setback to Ohio State), we had another event that is quite unique to the University. One of the lesser-known events at Notre Dame happened last night, the Notre Dame Monogram Club Letter Jacket Ceremony. I…

  17. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – WNBA Draft, Fox In The NFL, Five Things About Spring Football & More!

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:03 AM EST

    Achonwa was drafted ninth in the WNBA Draft (PHOTO/Matt Cashore)

    “Things I Found Interesting” is back! Yesterday, we took a day off to try out a new weekly series that will give you a look at how your favorite former Notre Dame student-athletes are doing in the professional ranks. To read the inaugural post, click here. In other alumni news that I learned of last…

  18. Thursday’s T.I.F.I. – Sheahan’s Slapper, Besler’s Resurgence, Blue-Gold Game & More!

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:49 AM EST


    Irish alumni continue to flourish in professional sports as Riley Sheahan helped the Red Wings claim yet another Stanley Cup playoff berth with a tally in last night’s game. Riley’s goal tied the game at three with just 1:15 left in the third period, securing the Red Wings 23rd-straight Stanley Cup Playoff appearance. In other…

  19. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDwbb Falls Short, @NDfootball’s O-Line, Lacey Holsworth & More!

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:54 AM EST

    Women's final four (Photo/Josh Lindsey)

    It was a tough night on the hardwood for the Irish women’s basketball as they went for their second NCAA title against archrival Connecticut. The Irish fell short against the “Miami Heat-like” Connecticut Huskies. The women’s squad holds their heads high as they participated in the Final Four in each of the last four years…

  20. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDwbb Goes For No. 2, McGraw’s Haul, Palmieri’s 14th, Digger’s Done & More!

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:01 AM EST


    The “#1” light is already lit atop Grace Hall, so that won’t change tonight, but many other things may. Already boasting a men’s soccer national title and three individual NCAA titles this year (Lee Kiefer, Gerek Meinhardt & Emma Reaney), Notre Dame looks to add another award to this year’s trophy haul tonight as the…

  21. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – Another Final Four, Van Guilder’s Debut, VanGorder’s “D” & More!

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:49 AM EST


    Four in row for the Irish women’s basketball team is how we start out today’s “Things I Found Interesting.” An 88-69 win over nemesis Baylor was the last roadblock standing in the way of the squad as they looked to become the fifth team in the history of women’s basketball to make six Final Four…

  22. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Alumni Rolling In The Pro’s, @NDwbb looks for Number Six, Irish Fight For Life & More!

    Mar 31, 2014, 9:01 AM EST


    On Monday night inside the cozy confines of Purcell Pavilion, the NCAA will crown a regional champion in women’s basketball. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame put their unblemished, 35-0, record on the line against their nemesis of yesteryear, the Baylor Bears. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.…

  23. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Sheahan’s Helper, Flying With The Blue Angels, @NDCamps Is Back & More!

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EST


    In today’s “Things I Found Interesting” we look at some men’s basketball and hockey alumni news, a fantastic performance by men’s lacrosse, a twitter account is back, women’s basketball continues winning and a look at the football senior class. In alumni news, former Notre Dame hockey student-athlete Riley Sheahan tallied an assist last night for…

  24. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – @NDwbb Rolls, Palmieri Nets Another, Following Reimer & More!

    Mar 25, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

    Palmieri netted his 12th goal of the year for the Anaheim Ducks

    The Irish women’s basketball team continued its quest for a second NCAA title on Monday night against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Although the Irish didn’t play the best game of the season, they were able to stretch the lead late, en route to a double-digit victory and a sport in the NCAA Regional in…

  25. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Three Titles In 72 Hours, Irish Alum To The Sweet 16, Assisting In The MLS & More!

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

    Reaney takes home the 200-yard breaststroke title (Walt Middleton)

    A huge weekend of Notre Dame athletics has just passed with three student-athletes capturing NCAA Championships, the women’s basketball squad beginning its quest for a second title and the Irish hockey squad figuring out what region they will begin play as they look to get back to the Frozen Four. Additionally, former Notre Dame student-athlete…

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