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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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#BytheNumbers

#BytheNumbers

Author: Jacob Zinkula

13 The number of wins Notre Dame has after trailing in the fourth quarter since Brian Kelly took over as head coach in 2010.

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A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

Author: Joe Disipio

You may not know it but Mike Higgins helped the 2014-2015 Notre Dame basketball team to the school’s first Elite Eight in 36 years.  His name did not appear next to Grant and Connaughton in the box scores or on the roster, but that does not mean he was not an integral piece to the Irish’s success.

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Kizer Keeps Irish Hopes Alive After Zaire Injury
Wallabies Visit Notre Dame

Wallabies Visit Notre Dame

Author: Joe Disipio

On Aug. 29, the Australian national rugby team arrived at Notre Dame, where they trained for two weeks, in preparation for a September friendly match with the U.S. Eagles in Chicago preceding the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

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Blackhawks Visit Notre Dame
Billion-Dollar Ball: Author Gil Gaul on the economy of college football
Men’s soccer still unscathed

Men’s soccer still unscathed

Author: Nick Fallon

Notre Dame Men’s Soccer continued its early season run of dominance with a 4-0 win over UAB, claiming a share of the title in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. Sophomore forward Jon Gallagher scored twice, while two seniors, defender Michael Shipp and Connor Klekota, each chipped in a goal.

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Fr. Hesburgh’s Athletic Influence

Fr. Hesburgh’s Athletic Influence

Author: Claire Kramer

When Fr. Hesburgh was appointed president in 1952, Notre Dame was widely known for its football prowess. Famed coach Frank Leahy had led the Irish to four national championships and had not lost a single game from 1946 to 1949. When reporters came to cover Hesburgh’s appointment, they brought along a football, hoping to capture a picture of the newest president of a “football school.” When they asked him to pose with the pigskin, he refused. In later press conferences, more reporters asked about the famed football team.…

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The Time is Now: The Magic of May and NCAA Lacrosse

The Time is Now: The Magic of May and NCAA Lacrosse

Author: Joe Disipio

ND was truly abuzz on Friday as students scrambled to enjoy the (somewhat) warm April weather. With a jam-packed line-up of events set for the weekend ahead, everyone seemed well informed on the variety of opportunities to enjoy the weekend before retiring to Club Hes for the finals push. Though most students were excited about AnTostal and the Fisher Regatta, one important event was going down Friday night that very few students seemed interested in: the ACC men’s lacrosse tournament.…

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Recreational Facilities an Area of Concern for Students, Staff
Crossing the Rubicon
No. 2 Men's Lacrosse Faces High Expectations
Bengal Bouts Enters 85th Year of Competition