Should We Fire Head Coach Brian Kelly? No, We Should Keep Him

Author: Casey Nash

The fire-Kelly firestorm is premature and illogical. Admittedly, the 2016 season was one of the worst in ND history. But it was also Kelly’s only losing season in seven years at the helm in South Bend. He’s an NFL-caliber coach, adept recruiter and proven winner —­ he has more career wins than any active Division-1 coach.

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Irish Soccer: Men fall to Louisville in round of sixteen, Women stunned by Siue in first round shootout

Author: Casey Nash

In a hard-fought, third-round NCAA tournament matchup on November 27, the Irish men’s soccer team lost 3-1 over the Thanksgiving weekend at Louisville. That match was Louisville’s second win over Notre Dame this year; in September, the Cardinals handed the then-top-ranked Irish their first loss of the season. Louisville joins four other ACC squads in the national quarterfinals.

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By the Numbers

Author: Casey Nash

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Brian Kelly’s head coaching winning percentage, which places him 16th among active NCAA Division-I coaches. His overall record is 230-88-2 through stints with Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Notre Dame. Just one year removed from a 2015 campaign, in which his team went 10-3 and was a contender for a playoff spot, Kelly finds himself on the hot seat. His 2016 team, ranked as high as 9th in the nation in preseason polls, finished 4-8 and failed to reach a bowl game. 

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Opinion: NBC Deal, Freedom Are Reasons Enough to Stay Independent

Author: Casey Nash

Since 1991, Notre Dame has enjoyed one of the most lucrative television deals in college sports: NBC airs a national live broadcast of every home football game. On Sept. 13, a press release issued on UND.com stated that the NBC deal has generated $100 million in financial aid for students. This headline is refreshing when you consider other universities’ allocation of funds: In essentially a reverse move, the University of New Hampshire put a quarter of their longtime campus librarian’s $4 million posthumous donation towards a new football scoreboard. Programs at schools like UNH sap money, while ND football’s cup runneth over.…

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Hesburgh in the Air

Author: Casey Nash

Fr. Hesburgh, a man who influenced countless lives and held company with some of the world’s most powerful people, had one weakness: airplanes.

A self-proclaimed aviation buff, Hesburgh held a lifelong interest in all things pertaining to flight. While he’d wanted to become a priest since the age of six, his goal after that was to become a chaplain on an aircraft carrier. His childhood hobby was building model airplanes, but his fascination really began with his first plane ride. When Hesburgh was 10 years old his father paid five dollars for him to ride in a barnstormer’s stunt plane. “I was hooked for life,” Hesburgh said of the ride in his autobiography.…

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Yik Yak

Author: Casey Nash

Yik Yak, an anonymous social media app that acts as a hyperlocal virtual bulletin board, has swept across Notre Dame's campus.

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