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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Food For Thought

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:54 PM EST

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    When you think of going to baseball games, baseball caps and Cracker Jacks are a couple of things that come to mind. Another thing that comes to mind that all baseball fans dream of happening to them is catching a foul ball. The pure excitement of getting a piece of “America’s Pastime” would be enough…

  4. 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…

  5. Two-Minute Power Play with Mike Voran

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:03 PM EST


    Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna…

  6. 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…

  7. Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Swarbrick Talks Hoops, Allen Takes The Reins, Setting The Clock & More!

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:05 AM EST


    The Irish baseball squad was the only Notre Dame athletic squad in competition yesterday and they came out victorious over Robert Morris, 3-0. You can find more on the Irish win at this link. Now, what did we miss… 1. AD Talks Men’s Hoops (South Bend Tribune) After the Irish men’s basketball season ended last…

  8. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – Top Seed, QB Throwing Motion, Classic Football Stadium & More!

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EST


    No Irish squad played yesterday, but that doesn’t mean Notre Dame was without news.   Topping everything else yesterday was Monday’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show. The Irish copped a top seeding once again after a 32-0 record. Notre Dame will begin their journey to a fourth-straight Final Four on Saturday in Toledo, Ohio.  …

  9. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – Alumni News, St. Paddy’s Day, @NDwbb Singing “Frozen” & More!

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

    Harrison Shipp

    Another fantastic weekend of Irish athletics events are in the books. On top of victories from the men’s lacrosse team over No. 7 Virginia and hockey’s two wins over No. 2 Boston College, the Irish made their mark on the national stage once again. Seeing that it is St. Patrick’s Day, check out Sports Illustrated’s…

  10. “Strong Bodies Fight” – Bengal Bouts 2014 in Pictures

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:14 PM EST

    (Photo/Grant Beachy)

    Grant Beachy (@GrantBeachy) is a freelance photographer from Goshen (Ind.) who had the opportunity to shoot a variety Notre Dame events this year. A former touring drummer, Beachy has owned his own recording studio, Electric Angel Studios, since 2005. In addition to recording, mixing and mastering audio tracks, Beachy has begun a career in photography.…

  11. Thursday’s T.I.F.I. – Golden Signs, Lee On Top Line, Q&A With Bennett Jackson & More!

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

    Steven Summerhays is one of 11 Irish seniors on the 2013-14 roster (Photo/Snowden)

    Tuesday and Wednesday were eventful for former Irish student-athletes. On Wednesday, Golden Tate signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions for over 30 million dollars and Matt Besler captained Sporting KC to a CCL win, while on Tuesday Sergio Brown re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts. On Wednesday, the Irish men’s basketball season came…

  12. Ad Astra Per Aspera

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:11 PM EST


    A while ago I was reading Notre Dame women’s swimming meet recap and noticed a familiar town name: Lawrence, as in Lawrence, Kansas. Whoa. While I’m from Wichita (Kansas), located about 2.5 hours south of Lawrence, I have family in Lawrence. So I texted my cousin, currently a junior at the University of Kansas, and asked,…

  13. The 2014 Class – In One Word … And Then A Few More

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:01 PM EST

    (Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame)

    Jeff Jackson has been coaching hockey for 27 years, and he’s only ever seen one class as big as the Notre Dame hockey class of 2014. He had a team at Lake Superior State that began with a dozen and finished with nine. The Class of 2014 began with a dozen and will finish with…

  14. Tuesday’s T.I.F.I. – Irish Dominate ACC Awards, Selfies, Lee Once Again, @NDmbb Trivia & More!

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:01 AM EST

    Anders Lee

    Honors upon honors rolled in Monday and Tuesday for Notre Dame student-athletes and coaches. Eric Atkins copped third-team all-ACC honors while fellow captain Pat Connaughton received honorable mention praise. On the women’s side, the team dominated the announcements. Jewell Loyd was selected on both the ACC all-defensive team and a first-team all-ACC standout. Kayla McBride…

  15. Monday’s T.I.F.I. – TJ on NHL Live, 32-0, Talkin’ With Irish Chocolate & More!

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

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

    The Irish women’s basketball squad continued their torrid play this season at the ACC Tournament over the weekend, moving to 32-0 and cutting down the nets in Greensboro, N.C. But they weren’t the only Irish team to make waves on the national stage over the past few days. On the hard court, the women’s tennis…

  16. THURSDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Another Top-Five Goes Down, Colorado Rabbits, Coach Brey Mic’d Up & More!

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

    (PHOTO/Getty Images - George Frey)

    Another top-five opponent went down at the hands of the Fighting Irish last night as the women’s lacrosse team defeated the fourth-ranked Northwestern Wildcats. The women’s basketball team departed for its first ACC Championships last night, the squad will play their first game on Friday afternoon.   Additionally, take a few minutes to vote in…

  17. 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…

  18. Notre Dame Softball’s “Fab Five”

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:45 AM EST


    The Notre Dame Softball team competed at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic over the weekend. They won all five of their games in impressive fashion. Their overall record is now 15-3. To say the #21 ranked team in the country is off to a good start would be an understatement. Friday was my first chance…

  19. WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Besler, @NDwbb Honors, Lee Lights The Lamp, Football Spring Practice & More!

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:18 AM EST

    Besler (right) marks an opposing forward (AP)

    A Notre Dame graduate was named the captain of a major sporting squad, three members of the Fighting Irish women’s basketball squad were named to all-ACC teams, Coach McGraw was named ACC Coach of the Year and Anders Lee (former Irish hockey player) netted another goal for the New York Islanders in last night’s game…

  20. And The Notre Dame Academy Award Goes To …

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:34 PM EST

    (Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame)

    As the Academy Awards came and passed last Sunday, I figured we should hand out our own awards for the past year using the categories used to hand out the Oscars. Feel free to comment below or to my twitter account (@NDSportsBlogger) with your thoughts about these pseudo-award winners. I chose the nominees and you…

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