Pete Sampson covers Notre Dame football for The Athletic. The 2022...
Irish Crush Seminoles on Senior Night
The stars were aligning. The No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish stood at 11-0 and one win away from their first berth in the College Football Playoff.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will begin their 2019 season on the road for the first time since 2016, when the Irish took on Texas in Austin.
Before the 2018 college football season, it was clear that some of Notre Dame’s dominant upperclassmen would be lucky enough to hear their names called in April at the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville.
Between the final game of the regular season on Nov. 24 against USC and the College Football Playoff showdown versus Clemson on Dec. 29, Notre Dame looked ahead to its program’s future.
From Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to the “Today Show,” Rockefeller Center to the billboards at every subway stop, in New York City the weekend before Thanksgiving, you could barely walk three blocks without seeing Notre Dame in some way, shape, or form.
Notre Dame-Michigan is always a big game. But when the rivals haven’t played in five years, are both ranked in the top 15, are visited by “College Gameday” and meet in the first game of the season, the stakes are even bigger.
In two of the last three years, Notre Dame women’s basketball forward Brianna Turner was named an All-American.
But what about the year she wasn’t?
As Rudyard Kipling once wrote, “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, yours is the Earth and everything in it.” As for the Irish men’s cross country team, theirs was the 2018 ACC Cross Country Title and everything in it.
After back-to-back Frozen Four appearances, the Notre Dame hockey program has gone from the hunter to the hunted.
The men’s soccer team had many thrilling moments coupled with some tough losses to bear during the regular season.
As of Nov. 12, 2018, multiple sports teams at Notre Dame remain undefeated. Most people are probably thinking of the Fighting Irish football team right about now, but the women’s swim team is also among the unbeaten.
Following the retirement of women’s tennis head coach Jay Louderback, who led the Irish from an emergent program to one with 24 NCAA championship bids and 28 All-American honors, Notre Dame searched for a leader who would build upon his legacy. The Irish found one in Alison Silverio.
It was fourth-and-8 from the Navy 24-yard line. There were 45 seconds left, and the game was tied at 28. Brandon Walker had missed a field goal from 40 yards early that day, so Charlie Weis sent out Evan Sharpley, Armando Allen and the offense out to attempt to convert.
329 The number of career points senior kicker Justin Yoon has scored for the Notre Dame football team.
Hunter Ostrom has gotten off to a stellar start in his sophomore golf season, winning the individual Northern Intercollegiate Championship this past September.
On Sept.15, Notre Dame graduates Molly Bruggeman, class of 2014, and Erin Boxberger, class of 2017, collectively known as the “Shamrock Sisters,” made history at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
The Notre Dame women’s basketball team was not supposed to win a national championship last year, but they did. With only seven scholarship players available for the tournament due to the many injuries the Irish faced during the regular season, Muffet McGraw added to her impressive resume by leading the Fighting Irish to the title. Oh, and Arike Ogunbowale happened.…
Notre Dame-Michigan is always a big game. But when the two rivals haven’t played in five years, both are ranked in the top 15, are visited by College GameDay and meet in the first game of the season, the stakes are even higher.
9: The number of Notre Dame men’s and women’s cross country runners in the top 10 at the 2018 Crusader Open in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Sabrina Flores has been an indispensable member of the Notre Dame women’s soccer team since her first days on campus. Now a senior and one of three team captains, she sees the makings of a remarkable season ahead.
Great potential can change to heartbreak so quickly. Hard to believe? Just ask the 2017-2018 Notre Dame men’s basketball team.
With each fall comes the renewal of Notre Dame’s campus with fresh faces, places and enthusiasm. The 2018 Notre Dame women’s volleyball team also got an update with a new squad and first-year head coach Mike Johnson.