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  1. Irish Arrive in NYC for BIG EAST Tourney

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:26 AM EST

    Not more than 24 hours after arriving back on campus from the regular season finale at Louisville, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team (23-8 overall, 11-7 conference) departed for New York City in preparation for the BIG EAST tournament. With the university on spring break, the Irish opted to head to the Big Apple a…

  2. The Last Stop

    Mar 9, 2013, 10:58 AM EST

    So this is it. No matter where Notre Dame finds itself playing during the 2013-14 campaign, today marks the final day of regular season play in the BIG EAST as we’ve known it. Maybe it’s appropriate that Pink played a concert at the KFC Yum! Center last night – raising a glass to send off…

  3. Early March Madness and a Career Worth Noting: All-American Skylar Diggins

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:51 AM EST

    Skylar Diggins and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s second ranked women’s basketball team outlasted the #3 Connecticut Huskies in a thriller that has come to be expected when these two opponents clash. It was a magnificent end to the regular season for the Irish, who finished as the BIG EAST regular season champions for the…

  4. Irish Featured on New College Hoops Confidential Episode

    Mar 5, 2013, 8:48 AM EST

    It’s Senior Night in South Bend. The #24 Notre Dame men’s basketball team plays its final home game of the season tonight at 7 pm ET against St. John’s (watch live on ESPN2). Down the stretch throughout the conference schedule, CBS Sports Network went behind the scenes with the Irish for its all-access show College…

  5. Irish Defeat Huskies in Dramatic Fashion

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

    From football’s goal line stand in the rain against Stanford, to men’s basketball knocking off #1 Syracuse last season and outfighting Louisville in five overtimes last month, I’ve seen a lot of special athletic moments during my time at Notre Dame. Tonight, the second-ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball program added another one to that growing…

  6. Where We Stand: March 4

    Mar 4, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

    So this is it. The last week of the college basketball regular season and the end of the line for the BIG EAST conference as we’ve known it. The conference that has produced countless unforgettable games and a host of great NBA players will look vastly different next season, with Notre Dame still unsure about…

  7. South Bend’s Loyal Daughter

    Mar 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

    While seniors Kaila Turner and Skylar Diggins were honored before last week’s game against Syracuse, it will be this evening, that the duo plays its final game at Purcell Pavilion. Both players have had a tremendous role in leading Notre Dame to 122 victories, more than in any other four-year span in school history, but…

  8. From New Jersey to Puerto Rico, Michaela Mabrey’s Journey to South Bend

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Michaela Mabrey has been playing hoops ever since she was little, and it’s largely thanks to her older brother, Roy Mabrey, that she decided to shoot a basketball. “I first got involved with basketball when I was younger definitely by playing with my brother. He always played, so it was just the natural thing for…

  9. Irish Guard Pat Connaughton Balances The Workload of a Two-Sport Athlete

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:56 AM EST

    Snow may still be falling in South Bend, but as we head into March, thoughts of the not-too-far-off green grass and sunshine have started to pick up steam. For many, the coming of spring serves as a reminder that baseball season is right around the corner. One person who can certainly appreciate the excitement of…

  10. The Man at the End of the Bench

    Feb 27, 2013, 10:04 AM EST

    If you’ve ever been to Notre Dame Stadium, you’ve undoubtedly seen Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., the football team’s chaplain, waving his arms to rally 80,795 Irish fans. Saying pre-game Mass at the Basilica and often accompanying the team on the road, Father Doyle is one of the most recognizable priests on Notre Dame’s campus. But…

  11. Countdown to the Madness: Bracketology, Big Games, and Bold Predictions

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:32 PM EST

    The bracketology has begun for the NCAA women’s basketball national tournament, and nearly everything is in order. One confusion, however, results from complicated NCAA rules that dictate where in the country the first and second round games will be played (Source: Charlie Creme of ESPN). Baylor, Connecticut, and Stanford will each play their first two…

  12. Natalie Novosel Spends a Weekend at Notre Dame

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:21 AM EST

    Former Notre Dame guard Natalie Novosel returned to campus earlier this month, where she was able to see and catch up with all of her old teammates and friends. “I’m excited that I got to come back up here and see everyone. I know that tournament time is about to start for them, and I…

  13. Diggins’ Historic Day Leads Irish Past Blue Demons

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:37 AM EST

    Less than a year after recording the program’s first triple-double since 1990, Skylar Diggins tallied the second of her career in Notre Dame’s 84-56 win at DePaul. With her 22-point, 10-rebound, and 11-assist performance against Maryland in last season’s NCAA Regional Final, Diggins joined Mary Gavin and Sara Liebscher as the third Notre Dame player…

  14. Irish Dominate Bearcats to Record 10th BIG EAST Victory

    Feb 24, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

    Given a few days to recover after Monday’s comeback at Pittsburgh, the #25 Notre Dame men’s basketball team returned to the friendly confines of Purcell Pavilion on Sunday afternoon against Cincinnati. For the first time in a long time, an Irish victory was never in doubt. Notre Dame jumped out to a 19-6 lead, and…

  15. How Does The Clock Really Work?

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Near the end of last night’s basketball game between #1 Indiana and #4 Michigan State, it appeared the Breslin Center clock operator made an embarrassing blunder. On back-to-back plays with under 30 seconds to play, the clock failed to start. First, on a Michigan State possession, and later, as the Hoosiers tried to inbound the…

  16. Notre Dame Women’s Basketball: By the Numbers

    Feb 19, 2013, 3:54 PM EST

    The Fighting Irish (24-1, 12-0 BIG EAST) have had a dominant season to say the least. They are currently ranked second in the NCAA behind only Brittney Griner and the Lady Bears of Baylor. Their nearly flawless record is one telling number, but how do their other statistics line up against their toughest opponents? To…

  17. Irish Rally Past Panthers

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    A 1-for-19 start? Eight first-half turnovers? More than 15 minutes to break double digits? Playing in front of the raucous “Oakland Zoo”? It looked like a recipe for disaster, and a sure-thing loss for the #25 Notre Dame men’s basketball team. That was, at least, until the 7:08 mark of the first half. Frustrated and…

  18. Notre Dame Women “Play 4Kay” Against Marquette

    Feb 18, 2013, 1:36 PM EST

    The Notre Dame women’s basketball team has made many efforts throughout all of February to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. February is a special month for breast cancer awareness because World Cancer Day falls on Feb. 4. In honor of this recognition, the women’s basketball team, along with the Notre Dame College of…

  19. Irish Set for Two-Game BIG EAST Trip

    Feb 15, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

    As students’ families arrive on campus for Junior Parents Weekend, many Fighting Irish teams are hitting the road. The #21 Notre Dame men’s basketball squad is no exception, as the team gets ready for an important Saturday-Monday BIG EAST swing trip. The Irish will travel to New England later this evening, in preparation for tomorrow’s…

  20. Tournament Watch: Notre Dame Women March Toward the Madness

    Feb 15, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

    The Fighting Irish’s decisive victory over tenth-ranked BIG EAST rival Louisville Monday night was a further testament to the dominance of this year’s elite women’s college basketball teams. Notre Dame (23-1, 11-0 BIG EAST) remains ranked second in the NCAA behind Baylor, the only team to beat the Irish, and first in the BIG EAST.…

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