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The Notre Dame Pre-Med Student Who Went to the Olympics
#ByTheNumbers

#ByTheNumbers

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

4    The number of wins needed for Irish head football coach Brian Kelly to become the fifth coach in school history to reach 60 wins. The only other men to lead Notre Dame to 60 victories are legendary figures and members of the College Football Hall of Fame: Knute Rockne, Lou Holtz, Ara Parseghian, and Frank Leahy. Kelly has won more four or more games in each of his 12 seasons as head coach, averaging exactly 9 wins per season over that span.…

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Notre Dame Olympians

Notre Dame Olympians

Author: Jacob Zinkula

Twelve current or former Notre Dame student-athletes took part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: ten as athletes and two as coaches. 

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Penalties Off the Field: How Notre Dame Handles Disciplinary Issues
Digger Phelps on the
Molly Seidel continues impressive career at Notre Dame
#ByTheNumbers

#ByTheNumbers

Author: Joe Disipio

01: Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team was ranked 1 and 2 as they entered their match-up with #13/12 Duke on Sunday April 10. The Irish still only had one loss entering the game. Notre Dame and Duke have met 16 times, with the Blue Devils leading the series 10 to 6, though the teams have split games played in South Bend. The Duke game will be key in the Irish’s quest to win the ACC and to secure a national championship for the first time in the program’s history.…

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A Ritual of Spring Returns
High Hopes for Irish Hockey

High Hopes for Irish Hockey

Author: Teagan Dillon

As the Hockey East Tournament quickly approaches, teams are vying for the coveted top four spots and a first round bye into the quarterfinals as well as the 2016 regular season championship.

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Irish Lacrosse No. 1 to Begin Season
ND Basketball Coaches: Muffet McGraw and Mike Brey
#BytheNumbers

#BytheNumbers

Author: Joe Disipio

14 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse has opened the past 14 seasons with a win.

400 The Irish softball team has recorded exactly 400 wins at home throughout the program’s 27-year history.

86 This year marks the 86th edition of Bengal Bouts.

4 In Muffet McGraw’s 29 seasons as head coach of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, she has led her team to a top four finish in conference play 26 times.

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Hot Takes

Hot Takes

Author: Rich Hidy

Notre Dame women’s lacrosse will win the ACC Title.

Notre Dame men’s basketball will reach the Sweet 16.

Notre Dame softball outfielder Karly Wester will eclipse her program best career batting average.

 

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Former ND Football Captain Writes Memoir on Ara Parseghian
A Season of Injuries
Preparing for the Future: A Look at the Recruiting Class of 2016
Prolific Offense Highlights Season
The Luck of the Irish: Guest Column
The Year of the Quarterback: Position up for Grabs

The Year of the Quarterback: Position up for Grabs

Author: Jacob Zinkula

Notre Dame will have an abundance of talented quarterback options in DeShone Kizer, Malik Zaire, Brandon Wimbush and incoming freshman Ian Book out of California. Heading into the upcoming season, Zaire will have two years of eligibility remaining, and Kizer and Wimbush have three a piece.

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The Next Step: 2016 NFL Draft

The Next Step: 2016 NFL Draft

Author: Julia Suarez

As early as last May, sports analysts began writing about which Notre Dame football players would be entering the 2016 NFL Draft. Considering the number of impressive players on Team 127, they’re right to be excited.

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Kelly Deserves Respect

Kelly Deserves Respect

Author: Rich Hidy

Brian Kelly’s sixth season at Notre Dame included double digit wins for the second time in his tenure. Kelly has now won 55 games at Notre Dame, including 39 victories in the last four seasons. Some fans, however, still believe that Kelly isn’t the right man to lead the Irish to the college football playoffs in the coming years.

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A Consistent Performer

A Consistent Performer

Author: Natalie Mayer

Upcoming games both in and out of conference play represent an opportunity for the Irish to prove that they are once again a serious contender for the 2016 NCAA Championship.

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#BytheNumbers

#BytheNumbers

Author: Joe Disipio

533 As of Dec. 7, the Fighting Irish men’s basketball team has successfully made at least one three-pointer in 553 consecutive games. A 101-70 loss to Connecticut on Jan. 12, 1998, was the last time the Irish failed to make a three-point field goal.

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Redemption Season

Redemption Season

Author: Jacob Zinkula

The 2014-15 Notre Dame men’s hockey team may have finished with an underwhelming record of 18-19-5, but the squad has begun to build momentum in the 2015-16 season.

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Track and Field Starts Season Strong

Track and Field Starts Season Strong

Author: Kevin Culligan

The Notre Dame men’s and women’s track and field teams began their seasons Friday, Dec. 4 by hosting the Blue & Gold Invitational at Loftus Sports Center. The Irish put together a strong performance, winning 14 total events.

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Striking the 2015 Season

Striking the 2015 Season

Author: Janet Stengle

A 14-5-1, 6-4-0 ACC record signifies a season in which the Fighting Irish women’s soccer team attacked adversity and emerged as one of the conference’s top teams.

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Baraka Bouts Fights for a Cause

Baraka Bouts Fights for a Cause

Author: Natalie Mayer

This year, Baraka Bouts, the female boxing tournament fundraiser, has registered 265 boxers, 140 of which will fight in the tournament, surpassing its more established brother counterpart Bengal Bouts for the first time ever.

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Faith Sees Franklin Through

Faith Sees Franklin Through

Author: Kevin Culligan

“It was all I knew — playing the game of football — my whole life,” Franklin says. “Life was completely different as far as my identity. Who am I? How do I set my goals? Where do I get my confidence?”

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Basketball Review

Basketball Review

Author: Joe Disipio

The Irish will look to build off of last year’s success and continue the program’s home-court winning tradition against key opponents. Virginia Tech, Louisville, Miami and preseason No. 1 North Carolina will all travel to the JACC to test the Irish.

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New Hockey and Basketball Ticket Policy

New Hockey and Basketball Ticket Policy

Author: Rich Hidy

Beginning in 2015-16, all regular season home hockey and basketball student tickets are free of charge. The Leprechaun Legion emailed the student body with an announcement on Oct. 7 detailing the development.

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