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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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Navy: Anchors Away!

Navy: Anchors Away!

Author: Zaytoun, Martha

In the week leading up to the Notre Dame versus Navy game, news of the end to Notre Dame Stadium’s iconic sellout streak rippled through campus. For 273 consecutive football games, the Fighting Irish managed to sell every last printed ticket; however, as the Nov. 16 game approached it became clear that the Navy game would not become the 274th.…

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Virginia Tech: The Drive that Saved the Season
Duke: Driving Duke Down

Duke: Driving Duke Down

Author: Daniel Paglia

After watching the offense struggle in back-to-back games against Michigan and Virginia Tech, Notre Dame fans believed the team could break out of their offensive struggle in the matchup against Duke. Notre Dame had defeated the Hokies in the final seconds, and the Fighting Irish faithful hoped that same game-winning drive would carry over and ignite the offense. In a 38-7 rout of the Blue Devils, junior quarterback Ian Book proved those fans right.

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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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USC: Rivalry Domination

USC: Rivalry Domination

Author: Lee, Michael

It was the 91st time that the Irish faced the Trojans, and luckily for Notre Dame football players and fans, the rivalry game took place in South Bend this year. The Irish looked to maintain the win streak against the Trojans and the prized Jeweled Shillelagh. The weather during the game was nothing like what it would typically be like in southern California, but the Trojans still brought their A-game and gave Notre Dame all they could handle.…

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Bowling Green: Shutting out the Falcons

Bowling Green: Shutting out the Falcons

Author: Daniel Paglia

A season ago, the Fighting Irish failed on numerous occasions to put away lesser opponents at home. Games against Ball State, Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh are a few notable examples. These contests saw Notre Dame heavily favored but unable to manage a double-digit victory. Fortunately for Fighting Irish fans across the country, there was no nail-biting against inferior opponents this time around.…

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Featured Performer: Ian Book

Featured Performer: Ian Book

Author: Daniel Paglia

There is no doubt that Notre Dame is better with Ian Book on the field, and with a new offense led by his position coach Tommy Rees, he might just have his best season yet. Next season’s outlook got a whole lot better; now it’s time to see what Book can do in his third year leading the offense.

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Chris Finke: Thinking Back on His Career at Notre Dame

Chris Finke: Thinking Back on His Career at Notre Dame

Author: Krienke, Kimani

Finke has had an impressive four years on the field. Even though he did not play his freshman year, he was still viewed as a valuable asset for the scout team. Throughout his four years on the field, Finke had eight touchdowns and 602 punt return yards, logging time on offense and special teams.

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2019 Football Season Recap

2019 Football Season Recap

Author: Lee, Michael

It was another classic football season for Notre Dame, one that was filled with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. While there was more than one blowout, there were also games that proved anxious and thrilling for Notre Dame fans. Although the Irish did not complete another undefeated season, they managed to secure a trip to the Camping World Bowl in Orlando and ultimately earned an 11-win season. 

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Virginia: Irish Down Cavaliers

Virginia: Irish Down Cavaliers

Author: Mackenzie Sheil

Eager for a win following the heartbreaking 23-17 loss at Georgia the week prior, the No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish gained some momentum with a decisive win over the visiting No. 15 Virginia Cavaliers.

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Georgia: Irish Fall Short

Georgia: Irish Fall Short

Author: Peter Baltes

It had all the makings of a revenge game. The No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish would be facing the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in a primetime matchup, the first meeting of the two since Notre Dame’s narrow 20-19 loss at home in 2017. Much like that game, this match was expected to have implications for the College Football Playoff.…

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New Mexico: Lobos Tamed

New Mexico: Lobos Tamed

Author: David Korzeniowski

The Irish welcomed the New Mexico Lobos to Notre Dame Stadium in week two of the college football season for the first-ever meeting between the two schools. With No. 3 Georgia looming in week three, No. 7 Notre Dame showed no signs of distraction and won handily 66-14.

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Louisville: Cardinals Crushed

Louisville: Cardinals Crushed

Author: Grant DelVecchio

Opening night proved that the Irish had the pieces and potential to make it back to the CFP. While some questions remained, as they do for nearly every team, Notre Dame played an excellent second half and handily beat a clearly new and improved Cardinals team.

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Feels like a Longshot
Linebackers: Holding the Line

Linebackers: Holding the Line

Author: Caroline Pineda

In 2018, Notre Dame’s College Football Playoff appearance was due in no small part to the linebackers who anchored its overwhelming defense. In 2019, their departure spelled uncertainty.

 

 

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Column: Stars of the Irish Future

Column: Stars of the Irish Future

Author: Prasco, Joseph

With the defeat of Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28, all eyes look ahead to the 2020 season for the Fighting Irish. While the last game of the season means the departure of many key players for the NFL, Notre Dame brings in a highly-touted recruiting class that will compete for minutes early.

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