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The 2016 Notre Dame football season certainly was a memorable one.
The second-to-last home game of the 2016 season, and the final contest at home for Notre Dame’s seniors, felt eerily similar to most of the team’s previous ten.
6 The Irish hockey team’s ranking in the latest poll, released by USA Today and USA Hockey Magazine. The Irish won three of their first four games in 2016, but have since lost to and tied with Penn State before earning a split with Connecticut, which dropped them two spots from fourth to their current position.…
Not often will the head of a university publish an article in a nationally syndicated newspaper questioning the actions of an association of which it is a member. But Notre Dame President Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. did just that, and it has sparked an ongoing national conversation.
Jenkins wrote an opinion piece this September in the Wall Street Journal entitled “The NCAA Isn’t a Moral Arbiter — Nor Should It Be.” He questioned the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s decision to move seven championship games from North Carolina in response to the state’s House Bill 2 (H.B. 2), which restricts the use of public restrooms to a person’s biological sex, rather than gender identity.…
Before the 2014-15 season, Mike Brey had never reached the Elite Eight as a head coach, and Notre Dame had not been since the 1978-79 season under Digger Phelps, when the Irish were still independent. Brey has since guided the team that far in two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, losing to Kentucky in 2015 and North Carolina in 2016.…
Skating into its final season in the Hockey East Conference, the Fighting Irish hockey team looks to its juniors to lead a team of young talent.
In their regular season opening two-game series, Notre Dame defeated Arizona State at home 9-2 and 4-2. The ninegoal tally is the highest the Irish have scored since scoring 10 against Canisius on Dec. 29, 2010.…
Since 1991, Notre Dame has enjoyed one of the most lucrative television deals in college sports: NBC airs a national live broadcast of every home football game. On Sept. 13, a press release issued on UND.com stated that the NBC deal has generated $100 million in financial aid for students. This headline is refreshing when you consider other universities’ allocation of funds: In essentially a reverse move, the University of New Hampshire put a quarter of their longtime campus librarian’s $4 million posthumous donation towards a new football scoreboard. Programs at schools like UNH sap money, while ND football’s cup runneth over.…
A dance on the dock to her favorite song. “I Am a Champion” signs affixed to the rowing machines. A challenge to see how many miles can be rowed in her memory. These are just some the ways that Ailish Sheehan, Notre Dame class of 2015, is being remembered.
1500 - The number of fans that will be able to fit into the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium, currently under construction on the southeast side of campus near the Compton Family Ice Arena and the Melissa Cook Softball Stadium. When completed, this state-of-the-art facility (located outside ND’s existing nine-lane track) will boast a nutrition station, locker rooms, meeting rooms, a training center and a scoreboard. The stadium, subsidized by College of Science alumnus Bob Harris and his wife, Mary Ellen, is expected to be finished by February 2017.…
With many strong performances already, the Irish are hoping to carry that momentum forward in the coming weeks. Here’s a quick glance at some key things to know about each team and how each has performed so far.
Of the twelve current or former Fighting Irish student-athletes who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics, only one will return as a student this fall: Lee Kiefer.
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.…
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.
Whenever Notre Dame basketball is relevant deep into March Madness, memories of the distinguished days of Digger start to resurface.
Molly Seidel just keeps running — through expectations, through adversities and through the competition.
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.…
Under the lights on a chilly spring evening, one of Notre Dame’s most cherished traditions continues its 45th run.
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.
The top of Grace Hall is shining for Notre Dame men’s lacrosse, possibly the program most associated with that No. 1 distinction.
The two coaches have undoubtedly been successful. McGraw secured her 800th victory this season, and Brey has notched 350 wins of his own.
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.
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.
“I had been wanting to do this for a long time,” Pomarico says. “I really admired Ara Parseghian. He was a tremendous leader, and he was so charismatic.”
The running joke for the 127th Notre Dame football team was that it was a team with 127 injuries.
The Irish have received 21 verbal commitments thus far in the incoming freshman class, including 10 four-star recruits, according to ESPN. The Irish have prioritized key positions in the trenches during the recruitment of athletes under Kelly.
Hopes were high as quarterback Malik Zaire settled in under center and running back Tarean Folston lined up deep in the backfield as the Irish kicked off their season on Sept. 5.
Widespread interest leads to unraelistic expectations, to dissatisfaction with successful seaons. So it was with the 2015 season.
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.