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  1. One Year Ago Today: An Incredible Night at Purcell

    Jan 21, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Jan. 21, 2012. The photo and videos speak for themselves.

  2. Irish Stop Red Storm

    Jan 20, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    In front of their seventh sellout crowd of the season, the second-ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball team cruised to a 74-50 win over St. John’s on Sunday afternoon. The Irish (15-1 overall, 5-0 BIG EAST) have now won 11 straight games and sit atop the conference standings. Natalie Achonwa notched her tenth double-double of the…

  3. Irish Fight Past Scarlet Knights

    Jan 20, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

    It took some last-second defense and a veteran play by Scott Martin, but the #20 Notre Dame men’s basketball team held on for a 69-66 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night at Purcell Pavilion. Leading by as many as 13 points in the second half, the Irish fought off the Scarlet Knights’ comeback to improve…

  4. Big Hoops Weekend at Purcell

    Jan 18, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    While many sports fans might be focused on the NFL’s conference championship games this weekend, college basketball conference play is in full swing. In fact, the hoops edition of ESPN’s College GameDay makes its first appearance on the road, right here in the Hoosier State, when the show travels to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis…

  5. #2 Irish Top Hoyas in BIG EAST Battle

    Jan 16, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Four players scored in double digits, led by Kayla McBride‘s game-high 17 points, as #2 Notre Dame won its tenth straight game on Tuesday night at Purcell Pavilion. Skylar Diggins (15 points), Jewell Loyd (14) and Natalie Achonwa (12) also paced the Irish offensively, who improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the BIG EAST…

  6. Irish Rally Falls Short at MSG

    Jan 16, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    After falling behind by 12 points in the second half at Madison Square Garden, the #20 Notre Dame men’s basketball switched to zone defense and battled back to take a 61-59 lead with just over four minutes to play. But the Irish’s hopes of avoiding a second straight loss in BIG EAST play fell short,…

  7. Irish in NYC: Game Day

    Jan 15, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Before the #20 Fighting Irish resume BIG EAST play this evening in New York City, they returned to Madison Square Garden early this afternoon for a final shootaround in preparation for St. John’s. It’s a key game for Notre Dame, as the team looks to avoid dropping a second straight conference game. In recent memory,…

  8. Irish in NYC: Prepping For St. John’s

    Jan 14, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame men’s basketball team headed to New York City on Sunday evening, in preparation for its Tuesday evening showdown with St. John’s (7 pm ET on ESPN2). The Irish (14-2 overall, 2-1 BIG EAST) will seek to bounce back from this weekend’s home loss against Connecticut, while the Red Storm (9-7, 1-3) is…

  9. Irish Fall to Huskies At Home

    Jan 12, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    On Jan. 14, 2012, Connecticut snapped Notre Dame’s 29-game home winning streak. This afternoon, the Huskies defeated the Irish, 65-58, breaking another pair of Notre Dame winning streaks – 12 straight victories this season and 17 straight wins at Purcell Pavilion. In fact, this is the third time since 2009 that the Huskies have come…

  10. A New Basketball Blog Home

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    In October, we launched two new blogs – In The Paint and Courtside – one for each of the Notre Dame basketball teams. After a couple months, we decided it’s best to combine the pages into one, much like the soccer blog, Irish United, that debuted this past summer. While there are some differences in…

  11. The Skylar Diggins Interview with Kate Sullivan

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Senior point guard Skylar Diggins recently sat down with CBS 2 Chicago News anchor Kate Sullivan (’98) at Fighting Irish Digital Media’s studio in the Joyce Center. Sullivan spoke to Skylar about growing up in South Bend, the “Notre Dame family,” Lil Wayne, and academics, among several other topics. Like the previous video with Sullivan,…

  12. Back to Basketball

    Jan 10, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    For both Notre Dame fans and Fighting Irish Digital Media, most of the past several weeks were spent focused on football and the BCS championship game. With the season over, it’s time to turn attention from the gridiron to the hardwood. After all, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team has now won 12 straight games,…

  13. Christmas Carols: Notre Dame Basketball Style

    Dec 24, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    This video speaks for itself. Merry Christmas, Irish fans! Who’s your favorite caroler?

  14. Connaughton Leads Irish to Eighth Straight Victory

    Dec 17, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

    Two days after #22 Notre Dame defeated Purdue at the Crossroads Classic, the Fighting Irish returned home to face IPFW at Purcell Pavilion. They overcame nine first half turnovers and a tough Mastodon defense to win 74-62, improving to 10-1 on the year. Pat Connaughton had his best game of the season, scoring 18 points…

  15. A Look Back at Purdue

    Dec 17, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    On Saturday, Notre Dame defeated Purdue, 81-68 in the second annual Close The Gap Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. This evening, the Irish will take on another in-state opponent, hosting IPFW at Purcell Pavilion. The game begins at 7 pm ET and will be broadcast on ESPNU. But first, here are the…

  16. Irish Cap Off Great Day of Basketball With a Win

    Dec 15, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT

    Kudos to whoever had the idea to start the Crossroads Classic. The concept is nothing extraordinary, really. Four teams. two games. One December afternoon in Indianapolis. But in a state where people eat, sleep and breathe basketball, the event is a genius idea. A week and a half before Christmas, it felt more like mid-March…

  17. Coach Balanis Breaks Down Purdue

    Dec 14, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    The Irish take on Purdue tomorrow at 4:30 pm ET on ESPN2 in the second annual Crossroads Classic. Earlier this week, Fighting Irish Digital Media’s Jack Nolan sat down with assistant coach Rod Balanis to discuss the Boilermakers. For more on the game, check out the notes on

  18. Irish A Stable Force In The State

    Dec 14, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Consistency has been the hallmark and a source of pride for head coach Mike Brey throughout his tenure at Notre Dame. Eight NCAA tournament appearances in 12 years, 268 wins, nine 20-win campaigns (including six straight) and eight seasons with 10 or more wins in BIG EAST regular-season play tell only part of the story…

  19. Backcourt Clicking On All Cylinders

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

    With Christmas approaching quickly, it’s one of the busiest times of the year. On the hardwood however, it’s been a slow couple of weeks, as the Fighting Irish have only played twice in the past 14 days. As Notre Dame prepares for Saturday’s in-state clash with Purdue at the Close the Gap Crossroads Classic in…

  20. Coach Ingelsby Breaks Down Brown

    Dec 7, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

    After an extended break, Notre Dame returns to the court on Saturday night at 7 pm ET against Brown (watch live on For this week’s scouting report, assistant coach Martin Ingelsby (’01) sat down with Fighting Irish Digital Media’s (and Irish basketball play-by-play radio broadcaster) Jack Nolan at Purcell Pavilion. For more on the…

  21. Irish Connection: A Look Back at Kentucky

    Dec 6, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

    Before Notre Dame returns to the court on Saturday at 7 pm ET against Brown (watch on ESPN3), Fighting Irish Digital Media takes an in-depth look back at last week’s memorable night at Purcell Pavilion.

  22. Irish Fall Short, But Find A Star in Loyd (and Lil Wayne)

    Dec 5, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

    Notre Dame’s quest for redemption in the rematch of last season’s national championship game came up short, 73-61 on Wednesday night at Purcell Pavilion. The night had its share of expected moments. Baylor won the rebounding battle. Brittney Griner notched a double-double (24 points, 14 rebounds). But there were also a few surprises. Before tipoff,…

  23. Irish Dominate Kentucky: The Night in Tweets

    Nov 30, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    If you read our football blog, you may have seen our recent Twitter reaction blog post, inspired by the weekly recap put together by Irish Elvis of Her Loyal Sons. Though HLS’s recaps normally stick to football, about halfway through last night’s game, @IrishElvis began issuing a lot of “gold stars” on Twitter. You can…

  24. The Purcell Pavilion Magic Continues

    Nov 30, 2012, 12:38 AM EDT

    The defending national champions. The #1 recruiting class. The #8 team in the nation. The supposedly bigger, faster and stronger Kentucky Wildcats. All that might have meant something had this game been played in Rupp Arena. But as Notre Dame has demonstrated time and time again during Mike Brey‘s tenure as head coach, few teams…

  25. Blackout Night at Purcell

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

    Get ready. For just the second time in Notre Dame basketball history, the Fighting Irish will be sporting black jerseys at Purcell Pavilion. The adidas uniforms are part of Notre Dame’s blackout promotion for tonight’s SEC – BIG EAST Challenge game against defending national champion #8 Kentucky. With the Irish switching it up this evening,…

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