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  1. BIG EAST Showdown: Fighting Irish Top Huskies in Thriller

    Jan 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    The fifth-ranked Fighting Irish traveled to Storrs, Conn. to take on the top-ranked Huskies in what could be a preview of the NCAA national championship come spring, and proved that they’re one of the nation’s top teams. The Connecticut Huskies (12-0) beat their previous 12 opponents by an average of 43 points, including a rout…

  2. Let The BIG EAST Games Begin

    Jan 4, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Well, it’s finally here … the BIG EAST season.  Seems like forever since the Notre Dame men’s basketball team played its last game, an 89-67 victory over Niagara on December 21, 2012.  Fourteen days ago to be exact. After a six-day break for the holidays with family and friends, head coach Mike Brey and the…

  3. Q&A with Kaila Turner

    Dec 31, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Kaila Turner is a senior guard from Joliet, Ill., formerly of Lewis Hall, but currently residing off campus. In her fourth year with the team, Turner will look to make a big impact from beyond the arc. I got to talk to her after practice and ask her a few questions. Q: Is there a…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Hanging with Father Pete

    Dec 9, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Father Pete McCormick does a little bit of everything at Notre Dame. He serves as the Rector of Keough Hall, is the Associate Vocations Director on campus, and is in charge of organizing freshmen retreats. Even more recently he’s taken on the role of Chaplain for the men’s basketball team, a job he’s willingly embraced.…

  9. 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 ESPN3.com). 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…

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. Notre Dame To Host Two Defending Champions In A Span Of Only Seven Days

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT

    With students and fans constantly buzzing over the incredible season put together by the Irish football team, excitement seems to be in abundance around campus lately. As fans begin to turn to the hardwood, it is safe to say that they have plenty of reasons to keep that excitement at the same high level. To say…

  15. Five Questions With ESPN’s Dan Shulman

    Nov 28, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    ESPN play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman called the Indiana – North Carolina game in Bloomington last night, and perhaps the most famous call of his broadcasting career involves the Hoosiers, not the Irish. But tomorrow night, along with analyst (and Notre Dame football superfan) Dick Vitale, Shulman will be calling the action at Purcell Pavilion, when…

  16. Coach Solomon Breaks Down Kentucky

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:49 AM EDT

    Tomorrow evening, the Irish will host #8 Kentucky in the biggest game of their young season. In the latest feature from Fighting Irish Digital Media, assistant coach Anthony Solomon sits down with Jack Nolan to go over the scouting report and discuss how Notre Dame can knock off the defending champions. If you don’t have…

  17. Irish Cruise Past Red Flash

    Nov 24, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT

    On a day when most Irish fans have their attention turned to Los Angeles, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team took on St. Francis (PA) at Purcell Pavilion. Playing without veteran tri-captain Scott Martin (sore knee), newcomers freshman Cam Biedscheid (13 points) and transfer Garrick Sherman (11 points) helped lead the Irish to a 69-52…

  18. Irish Set To Take on St. Francis (PA)

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    We’re about 30 minutes from tip-off at the Purcell Pavilion, as Notre Dame gets ready to take on St. Francis (PA). Catch the game on ESPN3 or listen to the radio broadcast on UND.com. In the meantime, here’s a look back at Wednesday’s win over George Washington. How about that throwback jersey Coach Brey sported…

  19. Brey Has Deep Connection With Foggy Bottom

    Nov 21, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

    In many ways, tonight’s night’s game against George Washington will be just like any other for head coach Mike Brey. There will be the familiar game day shootaround and final walk-through preparations, pregame team meal and the quiet moments to reflect on the evening’s gameplan. But in so many other ways, the contest against the…

  20. Scott Martin’s Long Road Back

    Nov 20, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    When Notre Dame fell to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament in March, Scott Martin thought he may have played his last game for the Fighting Irish. It was not until May, that the Valparaiso, Ind. native learned he had been approved for a sixth year by the NCAA. During this past…

  21. Q&A with Kayla McBride

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Kayla McBride is a junior guard from Erie, Pennsylvania who lives in Ryan Hall at Notre Dame. She has played on the team two years and is off to a great start in her third. I recently caught up with her for a Q&A. Q: When did you start playing? When I was five, in…

  22. South Bend: Home of the Fighting Irish, Skylar Diggins, and Jasmine Watson

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Does the name Jasmine Watson sound familiar to anyone? If it doesn’t, she is a South Bend native who used play high school basketball with Skylar Diggins when they were teammates at nearby Washington High School in South Bend. Watson now is the starting senior center for the University of Massachusetts. She and Skylar haven’t…

  23. Coach Ingelsby Breaks Down St. Joe’s

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

    With the Fighting Irish set to take on St. Joseph’s in the Championship Rounds of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (Friday at 9:30 pm ET on TruTV), assistant coach Martin Ingelsby (’01) provides the scouting report on the Hawks, in Fighting Irish Digital Media’s latest game preview. Coach Ingelsby sat down with Irish basketball play-by-play…

  24. A Look Back at Evansville and Monmouth

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Before Notre Dame take on St. Joseph’s in the new state-of-the-art Barclays Center tomorrow night at 9:30 pm (TruTV), Fighting Irish Digital Media takes you inside the locker room with the latest edition of ICON.

  25. Irish Top Purple Aces In Season Opener

    Nov 10, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

    Led by Jack Cooley‘s 14th career double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds), Notre Dame opened its season with a 58-49 victory over Evansville at Purcell Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Cooley scored the Irish’s first nine points of the game, including a three-pointer from the top of the key. The Purple Aces gave the senior from Glenview,…

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