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  1. Sullivan’s Impressive Debut for the Irish

    Sep 16, 2013, 12:07 PM EST


    Notre Dame Softball kicked off their 2013 “fall ball” season this afternoon against Illinois State University. Free substitutions and different runner situations to start off each inning are some of the different rules for these “fall ball” games. In this nineinning exhibition game, Notre Dame fell to the Redbirds 21-14. However, the big story of…

  2. Life on Two Teams

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:57 AM EST

    Stephen Johns was a 2010 NHL draftee of the Chicago Blackhawks (PHOTO: Joe Weiser)

    Anna Gonzalez is a @JrNDBloggers beat writer for the Notre Dame hockey team. Throughout the year she will be reporting on the Irish hockey team and other various athletic events. The NHL Draft and the NFL Draft are extremely different. College hockey players, if a team in the NHL Entry Draft has chosen them, can…

  3. 25 Sports, One Notre Dame

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    Our new @JrNDBloggers men's basketball beat writer, Mike Franz, is the Holy Cross Mascot, Basil the Saint Bernard

    Mike Franz is a sophomore at Holy Cross College and the 2013 men’s basketball beat writer for the @JrNDBloggers, this is his introduction to his readers…  Dear Readers, Unless many of you follow Holy Cross sports, you probably wouldn’t recognize my name. Even if you did, you wouldn’t know who I was unless I was…

  4. September 16, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    Morgan Andrews and Kaela Little celebrate after Notre Dame's 1-0 win at #1 North Carolina - 9/15/13 (PHOTO: Jeffrey Camarati)

    A big Notre Dame athletics weekend for our current student-athletes as our football squad took down in-state rival Purdue, the #8 women’s soccer team went undefeated in a pair of ACC game, defeating the top-ranked Tar Heels in the process, the volleyball team stunned the Auburn Tigers in five-sets inside Purcell Pavilion and much more!…

  5. September 13, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:54 AM EST

    Darrin Walls played well in the defensive backfield of the New York Jets last night in a 13-10 loss to New England

    Three main stories coming out of the Notre Dame athletics camp today center around either football or futbol. Yesterday, a Fighting Irish “first” was accomplished, a former student-athlete shined in coverage on the national stage and a Notre Dame legend was lost. On Thursday Night Football, a pair of former Irish football student-athletes took the…

  6. September 12, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:26 AM EST

    Blackhawks group photo in Notre Dame football locker room (PHOTO: Chicago Blackhawks)

    After taking a day off from writing “Things I Found Interesting,” we are back to provide you with some great stories and information regarding Notre Dame athletics. Today we are talking about the Blackhawks at Notre Dame, Louis Nix at the point of attack, office walls (sounds exciting!!!) and more! Before we begin let’s look…

  7. 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…

  8. September 10, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

    Screenshot of Matt Besler's "dangerous play" that warranted a yellow card (Courtesy: Traffic Sports)

    Yesterday was a pretty quiet day in Notre Dame athletics, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a plethora of Irish news on the internet superhighway. Some of you may not know, but Notre Dame men’s soccer alum Matt Besler is a member of the Unites States Men’s National Soccer Team. Last Friday night, the USMNT…

  9. September 9, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:09 AM EST

    The Irish opened ACC play with a 1-1 tie against the top-ranked Tar Heels (PHOTO:USATSI)

    It was a crazy weekend for Notre Dame athletics as the football squad lost “under the lights” to the Michigan Wolverines, the Irish volleyball squad almost upset #22 Purdue, Matt Besler and the United States Men’s National Team fell to Costa Rica and a former women’s golfer took home her state’s top crown. To begin,…

  10. September 6, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 6, 2013, 8:29 AM EST

    Volleyball opens their home slate tonight against Bowling Green.

    Before we begin today, remember to catch Notre Dame men’s soccer alum Matt Besler tonight at 10 p.m. (ET) as the United States Men’s National Team takes on Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying. If the U.S. wins tonight and then on Tuesday against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, they wrap up a spot in the…

  11. September 5, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Former Notre Dame men's soccer player Ryan Finley netted his first MLS goal last night for the Columbus Crew (PHOTO: USA TODAY)

    The NFL kicks off the 2013 season with a bang tonight as the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens travel to Denver to take on former Notre Dame football player David Bruton and the Broncos. Additionally, I want to congratulate Ryan Finley on his first career MLS soccer goal in a 2-0 victory for his…

  12. 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”…

  13. September 4, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Picture from 2011 UM-ND football game "Under The Lights" ( Vloet)

    We are now just one day away from the beginning of the NFL season. Tomorrow night’s opening contest pits the defending Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens, against the Denver Broncos and former Notre Dame student-athlete David Bruton. Tune in tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC. ‘Round the Irish Blogosphere We have had a…

  14. September 3, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:41 AM EST

    Former Irish football student-athlete Justin Tuck (PHOTO: AP)

    We are back to work after a great Labor Day and hope you had a great day off (the people who were lucky enough for a day off that is) as well. Today we look at NFL roster cuts, a bunch of football stories, hockey pro camp, West Wing video and football trivia. ‘Round the…

  15. Men’s Tennis Begins “Smash MS”

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:43 AM EST

    Join the Notre Dame men's tennis team as they "Smash MS"

    Sports clinics are very common at Notre Dame. It’s a good chance for South Bend natives and members of the Notre Dame community to learn something new, be it ice skating, golf, basketball, softball, or in this case, tennis. Men’s tennis head coach Ryan Sachire sees the clinic as an opportunity to do something a…

  16. I Heart Underdogs — An Introduction to Anna Gonzalez

    Sep 2, 2013, 10:46 AM EST


    Dear Readers, I’m not sure how many of you know who I am, and that’s fine, because I don’t expect any of you to. That’s because last year as a writer for UNDerground, I covered what I like to call the Underdog sports. These are the sports that don’t get as much coverage as they…

  17. Labor Day Links

    Sep 2, 2013, 10:03 AM EST

    Aug. 27, 2011; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Indiana Hoosiers played to a 0-0 draw at Alumni Stadium. (PHOTO-Matt Cashore)

    Due to Labor Day today, I’ve decided to withhold some “Things I Found Interesting” material for tomorrow and provide a few links to stories that I found over the weekend regarding Notre Dame athletics. Before we get going, we want to congratulate former Notre Dame football student-athlete Braxston Cave on inking a three-year deal with…

  18. August 30, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:10 AM EST

    Irish captain Jeff Costello is set to throw out the first pitch at tonight's Boston Red Sox game (photo by Matt Cashore).

    The first night of college football is in the books and we are just over 24-hours away from the beginning of the 2013 Notre Dame football season. If you don’t already know, the game is set to kick-off at 3:41 p.m. (EST) Additionally, if you are in the Boston area or receive NESN on your…

  19. August 29, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 29, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

    (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

    We have finally made it to opening day for college football. The Irish may not play tonight, but a bevy of other college teams will kick-off their 2013 season. Don’t forget about our winter sports that will be beginning before you know it. Yesterday, the women’s basketball team and head coach Muffet McGraw released their…

  20. August 28, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Aug 28, 2013, 9:06 AM EST


    We are just 34 hours away from the first college football action of the new year. My Indiana Hoosiers begin their season tomorrow night along with a bevy of other squads before the full slate of games happen on Saturday. Counting Down… Remember to keep up with A Month of Notre Dame: Counting Down To…

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