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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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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
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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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
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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