Sports

Update on Fall Athletics Practices

Update on Fall Athletics Practices

Author: Matt Cotner

Throughout the summer, questions about the state of college athletics popped up around the country. Although NCAA President Mark Emmert stated, “We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships,” the NCAA is hoping to host fall championships in the spring. Notably, this statement does not apply to college football, as the NCAA does not have oversight of the Football Bowl Subdivision championship, the College Football Playoff. While details surrounding various fall sports seasons and championship formats remain unclear, Notre Dame fall sports athletes have begun to practice.

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Featured Performer: Graham Slaggert

Featured Performer: Graham Slaggert

Author: Katharine Flanagan

In the summer of 2015, rising college freshman Jack Savage and rising sophomore Nick Savage consumed oxycodone and alcohol at a grad party, and then went home and went to bed. When their mom woke up the next day, both were dead.

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By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Author: Katharine Flanagan

525 – The jersey numbers of Jack (5) and Nick (25). The name was inspired by a photo of the two in their jerseys displaying these numbers.

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The State of College Football and Notre Dame’s New Look Schedule
Featured Performer(s): The Notre Dame Baseball Team

Featured Performer(s): The Notre Dame Baseball Team

Author: Grant DelVecchio

As the team jogged off the diamond after securing their first midweek win of the season and their seventh in a row, everything seemed to be going right for Notre Dame baseball and first-year Head Coach Link Jarrett at the start of the 2020 season. The 9-8 away victory over Radford moved the No. 24 ranked Irish to 11-2 on the season and marked the 10th time out of their 11 wins that the offense scored eight or more runs. After three straight disappointing, losing seasons, and five out of the last six under former skipper Mik Aoki, Jarrett and his team seemed to have turned the page on the team’s recent losing ways.

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By the Numbers
The Future of Sports

The Future of Sports

Author: Englehart, Matthew

Like almost everything else, the future of sports may be changed forever because of COVID-19. Currently, all professional and collegiate sports have been postponed or canceled; Wimbledon and The Open have also been canceled. This has led to the question: when will we get sports back?

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A Thank You to the Ushers of Notre Dame

A Thank You to the Ushers of Notre Dame

Author: Daniel Paglia

The lack of collegiate and professional sports during this pandemic has allowed the writers of Scholastic to reflect on aspects of athletics that usually do not get placed in the spotlight. This story provided me the opportunity to thank members of the gameday experience that seldom receive recognition: the ushers.

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Ways to Stay in Shape While Staying at Home

Ways to Stay in Shape While Staying at Home

Author: Daniel Paglia

I normally spend the free hours in my week watching sports or reading about them on BleacherReport, but now I have found enough free time to finally pursue my own fitness goals. I have compiled a list below of some ways to get active for those who are going as stir crazy as I am.

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Marble One Racing: The “Sport” That Is Captivating a Nation
Softball 2020 Season Opener Recap
Baseball Opening Weekend Recap
Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Review and Forecast

Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Review and Forecast

Author: Englehart, Matthew

The Notre Dame men’s basketball team ended the regular season 20-12 and 10-10 in the ACC, placing them at seventh in the conference. The Irish had been led by forward John Mooney who is averaging a double-double with 16.2 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game. The Irish have an additional three players averaging over 10 ppg: TJ Gibbs, Prentiss Hubb and Dane Goodwin.

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Featured Performer: John Mooney

Featured Performer: John Mooney

Author: Grant DelVecchio

When the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the mid-season top 25 student-athletes who were frontrunners for the NCAA’s most prestigious basketball honor the John Wooden Award there was one name noticeably omitted: John Mooney.

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By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Author: Zaytoun, Martha

22 — The number of saves that senior hockey goalie, Cale Morris, made in the matchup against Michigan State to stave off a victory by the Spartans.

102 — The number of wins the women’s lacrosse coach, Christine Halfpenny, has achieved during her coaching career at Notre Dame...

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Featured Performer: Cale Morris

Featured Performer: Cale Morris

Author: Grant DelVecchio

Notre Dame senior goaltender Cale Morris’ resume on the ice speaks for itself: two straight Frozen Four appearances, one trip to the NCAA DI men’s hockey championship and back-to-back B1G championships in the team’s first two years in the conference. Those are just the team awards. 

Last season, Morris was a

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By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Author: Daniel Paglia

12 - The number of consecutive double-doubles that senior forward John Mooney registered this basketball season, breaking a school record previously held by Luke Harangody. Mooney is second in the nation in rebounds per game at 13.0, but his 16 double-doubles on the season currently remain the most in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 14-8 and looking to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016-17.

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Men’s and Women’s Tennis Competing into Spring

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Competing into Spring

Author: Zaytoun, Martha

The Notre Dame men’s tennis team laced up their shoes and hit the tennis courts as their spring season commenced in early January. The Fighting Irish went 2-2 in their first four matches, losing both of their home matches but defeating both Purdue and Florida International University handily. 

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Women’s and Men’s Lacrosse Set to Impress this Spring
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daniel Paglia

Coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff with many key performers returning, the Notre Dame football team came into the season with high expectations. This was supposed to be the season that the Fighting Irish finally won a marquee matchup under Brian Kelly...

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Staff Awards
Shamrock Series 2020

Shamrock Series 2020

Author: Mackenzie Sheil

A rivalry steeped in tradition and mutual respect will travel overseas for the third time when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Navy Midshipmen face off in Ireland this fall. This marks the 10th Shamrock Series game, Notre Dame’s home-away-from-home series.

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Michigan: Mucking It Up at Michigan

Michigan: Mucking It Up at Michigan

Author: Caroline Pineda

If Notre Dame’s first loss of the season was a close nail-biter, the second was the opposite. The No. 8 Irish fell behind early to No. 19 Michigan in the contest and never recovered, losing 45-14 in the midst of a relentless downpour in Ann Arbor.

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New Irish Athletics Center Adds Safety, Efficiency to Football Practices
Column: Looking Ahead: The Best Is Yet to Come ... And Almost Here
Iowa State: Conquering Camping World

Iowa State: Conquering Camping World

Author: Daniel Paglia

Prior to Notre Dame’s appearance in the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State, there was little conversation about the game itself. Instead, most of the chatter surrounding the Fighting Irish program centered on off-the-field circumstances.

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2020 Draft Preview

2020 Draft Preview

Author: Daniel Paglia

After a College Football Playoff berth last season, the hopes for Fighting Irish fans were sky-high with the return of so much talent. Despite not returning to the College Football Playoff this season, the year ended on a good note and could get even better for certain Irish upperclassmen looking to hear their names called in Las Vegas this April at the NFL Draft. Each of these players has the potential to find themselves on an NFL roster next fall, regardless of whether or not they are drafted.…

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Stanford: Striving for Victory

Stanford: Striving for Victory

Author: David Korzeniowski

Notre Dame, ranked No. 16, finished the regular season strong with a 45-24 win at Stanford, securing their third straight 10-win season. The Irish had lost five straight games in Palo Alto, including the last-second heartbreak in 2015 which squashed Notre Dame’s chance at the playoff...

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Boston College: ND Completes Decade of Wins against BC

Boston College: ND Completes Decade of Wins against BC

Author: Peterson, Alina

Following a near decade of victories against Boston College in the historic Holy War college football rivalry, No. 16 Notre Dame was looking to secure another win in their final home game of the season.

On Senior Day, the game got off to a slow start with only three points scored in the first quarter...

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