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  1. WBB in Iowa: Day 2

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    The top-seeded Fighting Irish’s Saturday morning was spent preparing for their 2013 tournament debut Sunday evening with practice and media sessions at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of Iowa University. After arriving at the arena, head coach Muffet McGraw, senior Skylar Diggins, and junior Kayla McBride met with the media. Full video is below: During…

  2. WBB: Quick Hits from Saturday Morning

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    From the Presser Head coach Muffet McGraw, senior Skylar Diggins and junior Kayla McBride met with the press today at Carter Hawkeye Arena, site of tomorrow’s first round tournament game against UT Martin. Some highlights… Players: Skylar Diggins was asked about the lingering effects of a recent illness. “I’m fine,” she said emphatically. On playing…

  3. Game Day in Dayton: Irish vs. Iowa State

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

    By the time Notre Dame and Iowa State tip off tonight, the most exciting two days in college basketball will be almost over. The 9:45 pm matchup between the #7 seed Fighting Irish and #10 seed Cyclones is scheduled to be the 30th of 32 second round games, and will close out a full day…

  4. Spotify: ND Basketball Style

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    As you might know by now, Notre Dame recently became the first college athletic program to start a Spotify account. It’s a great way to connect with both fans and recruits, and over the past few days, many of our teams have gotten involved with sharing their music on the account. As the Irish men’s…

  5. Day Two in Dayton: Irish Prep For Cyclones

    Mar 21, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

    After arriving in Dayton on Wednesday evening, the #7 seed Notre Dame men’s basketball team jumped into practice for Iowa State on Thursday. Following breakfast at the hotel, the Irish made a short trip to nearby Beavercreek High School, where a couple of Notre Dame alums made them feel right at home. Sara Anderson, and…

  6. March Madness Is Here: Irish Arrive in Dayton

    Mar 21, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    On the first day of spring, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team left behind 20-degree temperatures in South Bend, for well, 20-degree temperatures in Dayton, Ohio. Many would call the Christmas season the most wonderful time of the year, but for basketball fans, it’s tough to beat mid-March…even if the weather still feels more like…

  7. Two ND Hoops Specials to Debut on NBC Sports Network

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Earlier this month, you might have seen Sweet Home Chicago, an inside look at the Notre Dame hockey team’s series with Miami and trip to Soldier Field. This week, we’re excited to announce two similar specials produced by 3 Penny Films for Fighting Irish Digital Media. They will both air nationally on NBC Sports Network.…

  8. Everything You Need To Know About Iowa State

    Mar 18, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    As we found out yesterday, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team earned a #7 seed in the West Region of this year’s NCAA tournament, and will head to Dayton, Ohio later this week to take on #10 seed Iowa State (Friday, Mar. 22 at 9:45 pm ET). The programs have only met once before, back…

  9. Let The Madness Begin: Irish Headed to Dayton

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    And so the field of 68 is set. The Notre Dame men’s basketball team drew the #7 seed in the West Region, and will be headed to nearby Dayton, Ohio to meet #10 seed Iowa State on Friday (tip-off time approximately 9:45 pm ET). After finishing the regular season and BIG EAST tournament with a…

  10. Irish Fall to Cardinals in BIG EAST Semifinals

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:33 AM EDT

    As it’s often said, “The third time’s the charm.” But such was not the case tonight for the #24 Notre Dame men’s basketball team. For the third year in a row, the Irish met Louisville in the BIG EAST tournament semifinals. And for the third year in a row, it was the Cardinals who advanced…

  11. Game Day in NYC: Notre Dame vs. Louisville

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    After upsetting Marquette on Thursday night, the #24 Notre Dame men’s basketball team earned its fourth straight appearance in the BIG EAST semifinals. Tonight, the sixth-seeded Irish will meet Louisville, the nation’s #4 team and the #2 seed in this year’s BIG EAST tourney. By now of course, we all know the history between the…

  12. On To The Next: Irish Beat Marquette To Advance to BIG EAST Semifinals

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:54 AM EDT

    As excited as Notre Dame might be to begin playing in the ACC, the Irish aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the BIG EAST yet. Trailing 17-4 early against Marquette, it had the makings of a long night in the World’s Most Famous Arena. The shots weren’t falling (the team started 2-for-16 from the…

  13. Game Day in NYC: Notre Dame vs. Marquette

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    The 24th-ranked Notre Dame men’s basketball team returns to Madison Square Garden tonight against #12 Marquette in a BIG EAST quarterfinal matchup. On Wednesday, the Irish defeated Rutgers, 69-61. If you missed that one, Fighting Irish Digital Media has got you covered with highlights and the latest Irish Connection going inside the victory. With Notre…

  14. Survive and Advance: Irish Beat Rutgers in BIG EAST Second Round

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:19 AM EDT

    Notre Dame’s final appearance in the BIG EAST tournament got off to a great start on Wednesday night, as the #6 seed Irish held off a Rutgers rally to secure a 69-61 victory at Madison Square Garden. The Irish were led by Pat Connaughton, who came through with one of the best performances of his…

  15. Game Day in NYC: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

    Mar 13, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    The tournament has arrived for the Fighting Irish… After a couple days of practice in the Big Apple, #24 Notre Dame takes the court tonight against Rutgers in the last of four second round BIG EAST tournament games. The game is scheduled for 9 pm ET on ESPN2, though you might say that start time…

  16. Irish Win First (And Last) BIG EAST Title: A Twitter Recap

    Mar 12, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

    For the third time this season, and the second in just eight days, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team beat Connecticut in dramatic fashion. After a steal by Skylar Diggins, Natalie Achonwa scored the game-winning layup with 1.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Irish to a 61-59 victory over the Huskies. With their seventh win in…

  17. Tuesday in NYC: Day 2 of BIG EAST Prep for the Fighting Irish

    Mar 12, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame men’s basketball team returned to the court at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, on the eve of one last appearance in the BIG EAST tournament. Fighting Irish Digital Media has been alongside the Irish in each of the past two days. If you haven’t been…

  18. The Last Hurrah at MSG

    Mar 12, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    What had long been speculated became official this morning: Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. This is it. In every practical sense, today marks the start of the final BIG EAST tournament. Sure, the Catholic 7/new BIG EAST will continue the tradition, but it won’t be the same. Not without…

  19. Irish Visit 9/11 Memorial

    Mar 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    One of the great benefits of the BIG EAST tournament being held in New York is that it often allows for some unique experiences that you won’t find elsewhere. From walking around Times Square to the games themselves in the World’s Most Famous Arena, visits to the Big Apple are special for everyone involved. On…

  20. New Kids on the Block: Austin Burgett

    Mar 11, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Notre Dame welcomed three talented and promising freshmen to the squad this year. These three players look to build on the success of recent Irish squads and leave a mark of their own. Irish UNDerground blogger Lauren Chval sat down to get to know the third of the trio, forward Austin Burgett. Believe it or…

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