Sports

A Race for Change: Women’s Basketball Marches for Unity
Sports Feature: Volleyball

Sports Feature: Volleyball

Author: Daniel Paglia

With an impressive 6-1 record at the conclusion of the fall ACC volleyball schedule, Notre Dame is ranked No. 5 heading into their spring schedule, which will allow them to compete for a national championship.

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Sports Rundown

Sports Rundown

Author: Sean Lonergan

The coronavirus has radically transformed the landscape of college sports, and after initial worries, Notre Dame fans are fortunate to still enjoy a 2020-21 season. Student attendance at games, even in a limited capacity, has helped to elevate the atmosphere and maintain the feeling of excitement despite coronavirus-related adjustments. 

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The Grudge Match: Notre Dame vs. Clemson 2.0
By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Author: Englehart, Matthew

100 — The percentage of Notre Dame football players who have registered to vote. One way to make change is through voting, and the Irish football players are leading by example at the moment.

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Featured Performer: Daelin Hayes

Featured Performer: Daelin Hayes

Author: Englehart, Matthew

A graduate defensive end, Daelin Hayes has played a significant role on the stout Notre Dame defense throughout his collegiate career. Hayes was a top-300 recruit coming out of high school from Bellville, Mich., and in his freshman year, he played in all 12 games.

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Irish Defense Is as Strong as Ever
Women’s and Men’s Soccer Update
Fans in the Stands: The New Gameday Experience

Fans in the Stands: The New Gameday Experience

Author: Matt Cotner

“These unprecedented times” are the words that seem to populate every email and TV advertisement seen today. The four-word phrase may be overused and somewhat annoying to hear so often, but it nevertheless rings true, and is felt very heavily on a game day in South Bend.

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Future of the Season

Future of the Season

Author: Daniel Paglia

The second week of March saw the sports world grind to a complete halt. In just one week, athletes went from preparing for tournament runs, an upcoming season or the biggest event of their lives, to sitting home waiting for what would come next. But no one knew what the future would hold for collegiate and professional athletics in the United States.

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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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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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Muffet in the Classroom

Muffet in the Classroom

Author: Grant DelVecchio

As a young girl growing up in West Chester, Pa. during the 1960s, Ann “Muffett” O’Brien was constantly reminded of what she couldn’t do, especially when it came to athletics and playing basketball with the boys.

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The State of College Football and Notre Dame’s New Look Schedule
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(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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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