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Remembering Ara

Remembering Ara

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

The Notre Dame community lost a legend in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 2, when two-time national champion and College Football Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian passed away at the age of 94.

“Notre Dame mourns the loss of a legendary football coach, a beloved member of the Notre Dame family and good man — Ara Parseghian,” Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. said in a statement issued by the university. “Among his many accomplishments, we will remember him above all as a teacher, leader and mentor who brought out the very best in his players, on and off the field.”…

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#ByTheNumbers

#ByTheNumbers

Author: Paris Shirley

The number of consecutive season openers that the Notre Dame men’s cross country team has won with a perfect score. On Sept. 1, the Irish competed in the Crusader Open at Valparaiso, taking the top 5 finishing positions in the Men’s 6K. The team was led by freshman Yared Nuguse, who, with a time of 18:09.3 in his collegial debut, was named the ACC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Week.

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Featured Performer: Rebecca Nunge

Featured Performer: Rebecca Nunge

Author: Anna Gegen

Last year, Irish volleyball player Rebecca Nunge was called the team’s “Swiss Army knife” because of her versatility on the court. This year, Nunge has been more of a rifle, leading the Notre Dame offense from her outside hitter position.

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Flick on the Field Prepares Irish Student Body for 2017 Football Season
Basketball's Departing Dynamic Duo
#ByTheNumbers

#ByTheNumbers

Author: Madison Nardone

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The number of times in school history that Notre Dame’s hockey team has made it to the Frozen Four, with their most recent visit this year.

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The Final Act of Fortunato's Career

The Final Act of Fortunato's Career

Author: Brendan Hallinan

The WomensLax.com’s National Rookie of the Year in 2014. A two- time Tewaarton award nominee in 2015 and 2016. A two-time IWLCA first team selection in 2015 and 2016. A member of Team USA. Notre Dame’s career leader in points. It has been quite the career for Cortney Fortunato, and it isn’t quite over.…

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Softball Team Hitting Their Stride
Featured Performer: Lee Kiefer
The Irish Play on Through April

The Irish Play on Through April

Author: Charlie Kenney

As Notre Dame Hockey’s last season in Hockey East comes to a close, they are making sure that they will be missed when they depart for the Big Ten next fall.

On March 24, the Irish booked their ticket to the Frozen Four in Chicago’s United Center when they were crowned champions of the Northeast Regional with an emphatic win over conference rival UMass Lowell.…

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Column: The Legacy of a Number Through the Eyes of a Manager
Mike Brey: Man of the People

Mike Brey: Man of the People

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

Jumping into a sea of students at a football pep rally. Speaking with and fielding questions from students in dorms. Embracing the front lines of the student section after a big win before joining them in singing the alma mater. Encouraging students to come to his weekly radio show at O’Rourke’s by ordering chicken wings for whoever shows up.

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Success at ACC Track Championship
Meet the dad who boxes in the Bengal Bouts
Tripped up in ACC Play
#ByTheNumbers
Season Analysis: What Went Wrong?

Season Analysis: What Went Wrong?

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

Just as many on social media anxiously look toward a bright future in 2017 and attempt to put 2016 (what they refer to as “the worst year ever”) in the rearview mirror, Notre Dame football is in the midst of a very similar catharsis.

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A Bright Future: 2017 Recruiting Off to Strong Start
Staff Awards
Why Walk-On Players Put in the Effort

Why Walk-On Players Put in the Effort

Author: Madison Nardone

Although Notre Dame players don’t wear their names on the backs of their jerseys, devoted fans memorize the numbers of their favorites. Key players are discussed on ESPN. Big stars rack up thousands of social media followers and sign autographs for young, adoring fans. But what about the players standing on the sidelines?

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Trampled by Trojans: Season Ends the Way It Began, with a Loss
Irish Fall to Hokies on Senior Day: Final Home Game Ends in Heartbreak
Stormy at Sea: Irish Fall in Jacksonville

Stormy at Sea: Irish Fall in Jacksonville

Author: Rebekah Mehuys

After a thrilling finish at home against Miami, Notre Dame hit the road to take on perennial rival Navy at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday Nov. 8. The Irish looked to continue their five-game win streak against the Midshipmen and get their season back on track after a shaky start.

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Cardinal Comeback: Stanford Uses Second-Half Surge to Upend Irish
Rocked by the Hurricane: Irish Lose a Slop Fest

Rocked by the Hurricane: Irish Lose a Slop Fest

Author: Madison Nardone

When describing the formidable environment of the Notre Dame-NC State game on Saturday Oct. 8, “harsh conditions” is an understatement. The Irish (2-4) took on the Wolfpack (4-1) hoping to make a statement and revive their season. Unfortunately for them, Mother Nature had other plans.

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Neva' Again: Irish Win Big but in Sloppy Fashion
Sparty Crashers: Late Rally Falls Short

Sparty Crashers: Late Rally Falls Short

Author: Jacob Zinkula

It looked like a Michigan State blowout early, but the game turned into a thriller after a furious rally by the Irish on Saturday, Sept. 17. Notre Dame came into the game as 7.5-point favorites, but ultimately lost by eight points, with a final score of 36-28.

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Disappointment: Duke Top Irish For First Time Since 1958
Orange Juiced: Another Shootout Ends with ND's Second Win
Longhorn Loss: An Old-Fashioned Overtime Shootout