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  1. Irish In The WNBA • June 4, 2014

    Jun 4, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    With the WNBA season in full bore, I thought we should start giving weekly updates on how your favorite women’s basketball alumni are doing in the league. Before we begin, take a minute to vote for the three women’s basketball alums in the WNBA – Skylar Diggs (Tulsa Shock), Kayla McBride (San Antonio Stars) and…

  2. Game Day In The Music City

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    Gary Paczesny is a member of the Notre Dame women’s basketball travel party that will be writing a daily blog about traveling to the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tenn. The day of the NCAA Championship game for the Irish was just like the 37 games before.  The Irish ate breakfast at the hotel and watched…

  3. Day Four In The Music City – Maryland Game

    Apr 7, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

    Gary Paczesny is a member of the Notre Dame women’s basketball travel party that will be writing a daily blog about traveling to the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tenn. Game day means one thing, a return to a routine. Many times teams are taken out of their daily routines as they attend media sessions,…

  4. Day Three In The Music City

    Apr 6, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

    Gary Paczesny is a member of the Notre Dame women’s basketball travel party that will be writing a daily blog about traveling to the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tenn. Saturday in Nashville started early as the Fighting Irish enjoyed breakfast at the team hotel before departing for Bridgestone Arena for meetings with the media.…

  5. Day Two In The Music City

    Apr 5, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT

    Gary Paczesny is a member of the Notre Dame women’s basketball travel party that will be writing a daily blog about traveling to the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tenn. The first full day for the Irish began with a few players, along with Coach McGraw heading over to Bridgestone Arena, site of the Final…

  6. Day One In The Music City

    Apr 4, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

    Gary Paczesny is a member of the Notre Dame women’s basketball travel party that will be writing a daily blog about traveling to the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tenn. After departing the Purcell Pavilion on Thursday afternoon, the Fighting Irish boarded their charter flight headed for the Music City; Nashville, Tennessee. The MD-83 airplane touched down just…

  7. Irish #NotDoneYet

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, an official 2013-14 basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel (and…

  8. @NDwbb’s Thursday Night Obsession – Scandal

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Anyone who’s seen an episode of ABC’s Scandal knows it’s addictive, but for the women of Notre Dame women’s basketball, it’s an obsession! Week after week, the dramatic series manages to pack in more and more– you guessed it – Scandal. Olivia Pope, the fearless and flawless leader of the show manages to “fix” the…

  9. MADE IN MARCH – Postseason Gear

    Mar 6, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame basketball programs unveiled their postseason uniforms on Thursday, March 6th.   Below you will find photos of the Notre Dame uniforms, shooting shirt and the shoes the Irish may wear during their run in postseason play.       WOMEN’S    

  10. NDWBB: Seven Senior Statistics

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

    This year’s women’s basketball senior class of Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBride and Ariel Braker have had phenomenal career’s donning the Irish uniform. As their time with the Notre Dame winds down, let’s go back and look at “Seven Scintillating Senior Statistics.”     126 The trio has a 126-14 (.900) overall record over the past…

  11. Some Things Never Change

    Jan 30, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

    Just two seasons ago I was living and dying with the Notre Dame women’s basketball program as the secondary media contact to the squad. The 2011-12 squad was coming off of its first NCAA Final Four in years and the journey I was on with the team would lead to the second (of three) in…

  12. WBB: At The Half

    Jan 17, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, an official 2013-14 basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel (and…

  13. Freshman Friday: Kristina Nelson

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, the official 2013-14 women’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel…

  14. McCaffery Family’s Irish Roots Run Deep

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    This post was originally published on the Notre Dame Monogram Club blog. When the Fighting Irish men’s basketball team takes the floor in Iowa City this evening (9:15 pm ET on ESPN2), there will be at least a couple Iowans with deep ties to Notre Dame. Fran McCaffery, head coach of the 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes, served as an…

  15. Irish In High Gear Early In 2013-14

    Nov 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, the official 2013-14 women’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel…

  16. Freshman Friday: Taya Reimer

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, the official 2013-14 women’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel…

  17. Women’s Basketball Takes On Two States

    Nov 1, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    The Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team tipped off the season with Wednesday night’s exhibition game against California University of Pennsylvania. In typical fashion, Purcell Pavilion was filled to the rafters as the Irish took down the Vulcans in a 118-49 victory. As if the score isn’t telling enough, the Irish were dominant to say the…

  18. Freshman Friday: Lindsay Allen

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Rachel Murphy, the official 2013-14 woen’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel…

  19. June 11, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    In an attempt to keep all of you Fighting Irish fans in the loop, one of my first orders of business as the new @NDSportsBlogger will be to provide you a morning recap of what stories you may have missed the previous few 24 hours. On we’re off! (Or as the kids say, #RiseAndGrind) 1. Lets start…

  20. Know Your Enemy: The Connecticut Huskies

    Apr 7, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT

    A quick look back at how we got here: As the only one seed that didn’t host in the first round, the Irish didn’t have home court advantage to start the tournament as Stanford, Connecticut and Baylor did. Instead. the Irish flew to Iowa City to kick off the long dance, easily dispatching 16 seed…

  21. Natalie Achonwa Breaks the ND Double-Double Record

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    Junior forward Natalie Achonwa (Ace) made her way into the starting lineup this year, and she came away with a new school record for double-doubles in a single season. With the graduation of Devereaux Peters, she had a big role to play on the court, and she made sure to approach that position with all…

  22. Know Your Enemy: The Duke Blue Devils

    Apr 2, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Coach McGraw’s team woke up Monday morning to find themselves in a new era of women’s basketball. What we’ll call “The Post Baylor Post Player Period,” which can be abbreviated “A.B.” for “After Brittney.” It’s unclear wether the Irish watched Louisville’s epic upset for the ages against the prohibitively favored Baylor Lady Bears. Junior Natalie…

  23. Know Your Enemy: The Kansas Jayhawks

    Mar 31, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT

    Logo of the Kansas Jayhawks

    Notre Dame’s Women’s Basketball squad had to leave their comfort zone to punch their ticket to the regional finals, but they took that challenge in stride: efficiently dispatching 16 seed Tennessee-Martin and 9 seed hometown favorite Iowa earlier this week to earn the right to play in Sunday’s Sweet Sixteen here in Norfolk. The Irish…

  24. Know Your Enemy: The Iowa Hawkeyes

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

    “Know your enemy” – Zach De La Rocha The Irish’s offensive dominance in dispatching Tennessee-Martin Sunday evening was almost subtle. You didn’t get the sense when watching the first half (at least) that the Skyhawks were particularly over-matched, in fact they hung with Notre Dame for the first fifteen minutes or so. Then the Irish…

  25. Monday Presser Update

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

    Notre Dame advanced into the second round of the Tournament Sunday night by beating the 16 seed Tennessee Martin. The Irish’s reward will be essentially a road game against the hometown favorite and 9 seed Iowa Hawkeyes tomorrow night. This morning, head coach Muffett McGraw and players Natalie Achonwa and Jewell Loyd met with the…

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