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  1. Irish Ready To Battle Blue Demons

    Feb 1, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    After making the short 110-mile bus trip from campus to Rosemont, Ill., the Notre Dame men’s basketball team (17-4 overall, 5-3 BIG EAST) checked in at the hotel before departing for Allstate Arena, the site of tomorrow’s matchup with DePaul (10-10, 1-6). The Irish spent about 45 minutes shooting around, getting acclimated with the arena…

  2. Irish Gear Up For First BIG EAST Swing Trip

    Feb 1, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    On Wednesday night, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team defeated Villanova to improve to 17-4 overall and 5-3 in BIG EAST play. With ten games remaining before the conference tournament, the Irish are getting ready for their first of two important swing trips. Later this afternoon, it’s off to the Windy City suburbs in preparation…

  3. Biedscheid’s Big Game Lifts Irish To Big Conference Win

    Jan 31, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    During the early part of the Irish season, freshman Cam Biedscheid scored in double digits four times and looked poised to make a big impact off the bench during BIG EAST play. But through the first part of the conference schedule, the St. Louis native struggled to find his rhythm, going a combined 3-for-23 from…

  4. #2 Fighting Irish Top #9 Lady Vols, Diggins Scores Career-High 33 Points

    Jan 29, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    Monday night was huge for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team. Skylar Diggins, fresh off a record-setting game in which she scored her 2000th career point, put up a career-high single-game point total. The team beat the Lady Vols in Knoxville, Tenn. for the first time ever. And they made history by becoming the first…

  5. Notre Dame Women Make Their Presence Known in the BIG EAST

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    The Notre Dame women’s basketball team is a force to be reckoned with. The team has powered its way through nearly half of BIG EAST play, and maintains a stellar ranking, second only to Baylor, which handed the Irish their lone loss of the season so far. The individual team members have grown so much…

  6. Shots From The Heart

    Jan 28, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    For the third consecutive year, Irish head coach Mike Brey is participating in Shots From The Heart, a nationwide free throw shooting tournament presented by The event was started to create awareness for heart disease and pay tribute to Skip Prosser, the former Wake Forest head coach who passed away of a heart attack…

  7. Responding to Adversity

    Jan 28, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    It’s often said that the true measure of a man is how he answers in times of adversity. So I suppose collectively, you could say the same thing about the true measure of a team. The Irish had dropped three of their last four. They lost veteran forward Scott Martin indefinitely to a knee injury.…

  8. Skylar Joins Elite Club

    Jan 28, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

    With her first basket during Saturday’s 89-44 win over Providence, senior point guard Skylar Diggins surpassed the 2,000-point mark. Diggins caught a pass from Kayla McBride off the opening tip-off and scored a layup for the 2,000th and 2,001st points of her Irish career. The South Bend native is the fourth player in program history…

  9. Irish in Tampa: Prepping For The Bulls

    Jan 25, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    After arriving in Tampa last night, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team went to work on Friday afternoon in preparation for tomorrow’s BIG EAST conference game against South Florida (noon ET on Big East Network – also available on ESPN3, as well as ABC57 in the South Bend area). As is tradition when on the…

  10. Irish Look to Escape the Winter Blues

    Jan 24, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    Following a frigid week in South Bend, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team heads to South Florida this evening, and the Irish are hoping it’s more than just the weather that warms up in Tampa. Just minutes before Notre Dame and Alabama met in the BCS championship game on Jan. 7, the Irish defeated Cincinnati…

  11. Blessed by the Pope

    Jan 23, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Following a trip to Rome and the Vatican over winter break, Father Pete McCormick, chaplain of the Notre Dame men’s basketball team, returned to South Bend with a pleasant surprise for the players, coaches, and support staff. After joining Pope Benedict XVI in an evening prayer on New Year’s Eve, Father Pete had several medals…

  12. Irish Fall to Hoyas

    Jan 22, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    Jan. 21, 2012 was a special night for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team. Jan. 21, 2013…not so much. On a frigid night, the Irish were nearly as cold as the South Bend air, struggling from the start against Georgetown and trailing by 13 at halftime. But Notre Dame battled back early in the second…

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. #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…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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,…

  23. Q&A with Markisha Wright

    Jan 11, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

    Markisha “Keesh” Wright, a center on the women’s basketball team, is a sophomore from Des Moines, Iowa, currently living in Ryan Hall with many of her teammates. Having already played in the NCAA Championship as a freshman, Wright has valuable experience against high caliber teams that will help her as she takes on a larger…

  24. 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,…

  25. A (Jacobsen) House Divided

    Jan 6, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    I’m sure there are thousands and thousands of families across the country that actually enjoy rooting for opposing teams. I’m told there are families where the sisters and brothers who graduated from rival institutions can commandeer opposite sides of the couch, make a lot of noise, and force the loser to take out the trash…

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