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  1. New Kids on the Block: Zach Auguste

    Feb 13, 2013, 2:36 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 second of the trio, forward Zach Auguste.  * Why did…

  2. Second-ranked Irish Dominate #10 Cardinals

    Feb 11, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    No overtimes were necessary at Purcell Pavilion tonight. The second-ranked Fighting Irish controlled the game from the opening tip, and then pulled away in the second half, on their way to a 93-64 victory against #10 Louisville. Forty-eight hours after the schools’ men’s squads battled in a five-overtime epic on the same floor, the Notre…

  3. Lesson Learned: One Student’s Experience Leaving Early on Saturday Night

    Feb 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    With 54 seconds remaining in regulation, Pat Connaughton missed a three-pointer, Chane Behanan came down with the rebound, and Tom Knight committed his fifth and final foul, sending the Louisville forward to the free throw line for an opportunity to put his team up by nine with under a minute remaining. Game over. Or at…

  4. Getting to Know Madison Cable

    Feb 11, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    Ever wished you knew more about sophomore guard Madison Cable? Well we caught up with her after practice to get to know her a little better. Enjoy! What accomplishment or trait are you most proud of? “I’m most proud of getting here and being successful with my teammates and family and friends.” If you could…

  5. Fighting Irish, Purcell Crowd Make Saturday a Day That Will Live Forever

    Feb 10, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Saturday evening at the Purcell Pavilion marked one of the greatest exhibitions of solidarity that one could ever hope to see in the world of sports. The Fighting Irish put together one of the greatest collective efforts in team history, and rewarded an unfaltering crowd with a classic finish that will never be forgotten. The…

  6. Inside The Box Score: A Look Back at the 5 OT Thriller

    Feb 10, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    If you watched last night’s epic battle between Notre Dame and Louisville, you’re probably still trying to wrap your head around what happened at Purcell Pavilion. This game was over. Notre Dame was about to do the unthinkable – lose at home for the third time this season. But then, the Irish did the improbable,…

  7. An Instant Classic: Notre Dame Defeats Louisville in 5 OTs

    Feb 10, 2013, 3:56 AM EDT

    Coming into Saturday’s matchup, Notre Dame and Louisville had gone to overtime in six of their past ten meetings. Alright, but the law of averages probably tells us we’re due for an uneventful finish, right? After Notre Dame senior Casey Murdock hit a half-court shot during College GameDay, host Rece Davis ended the show saying,…

  8. Notre Dame Senior Hits Half-court Shot for $18,000

    Feb 9, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    If ESPN has learned anything from this season’s College GameDay trips, it’s that when it comes to basketball, you should never doubt a kid in the Hoosier State. For the second time this year, and just the fourth time in the show’s history, a student made the State Farm half-court shot. Both of this year’s…

  9. Preparing For College GameDay

    Feb 9, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

    In the fall, Irish fans were ecstatic to learn College GameDay was coming to Notre Dame for the Stanford game. We learned this just hours after our Shamrock Series win over Miami in Chicago, and it only fueled our celebration. For six days, it fed into our hype and excitement surrounding the Stanford game. We…

  10. Midnight Madness

    Feb 9, 2013, 6:38 AM EDT

    For some, Saturday just couldn’t come soon enough. Dozens of Notre Dame students gathered in the North dome of the JACC late Friday night awaiting ESPN’s College GameDay the following morning. The goal was simple – hang out with friends prior to the Irish’s primetime matchup against No. 11 Louisville while spending the night indoors…

  11. College GameDay Arrives: Your Guide To This Weekend

    Feb 8, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    It’s been quite a day here at Notre Dame. After the equipment trucks arrived yesterday, ESPN has been getting set up and preparing for College GameDay throughout the afternoon. While it’s not quite the spectacle that came in October for the football edition, there’s still a ton of equipment, and there’s no doubt that the…

  12. College GameDay, Louisville Return to South Bend

    Feb 7, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    The regular season does not get much bigger than Saturday for the #25 Notre Dame men’s basketball team. ESPN’s College GameDay and #11 Louisville come to town for what’s sure to be jam-packed weekend at Purcell Pavilion. The GameDay team of Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Jalen Rose and Jay Bilas will broadcast live from Purcell…

  13. Getting to Know Michaela Mabrey

    Feb 7, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Michaela Mabrey is a freshman guard who hails from Belmar, N.J. She comes from a very strong basketball family, and she has shown her skill on the court this season for the Fighting Irish, averaging 13.4 minutes per game. As a true freshman, she has already been able to highlight her versatile skill set and…

  14. New Kids on the Block: Cam Biedscheid

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:17 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 first of the trio, forward Cam Biedscheid. * Cam Biedscheid…

  15. Fighting Irish Top Cincinnati 64-42 at Home, Prepare to Take on Villanova

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Kayla McBride led Notre Dame (20-1, 8-0 BIG EAST) to a big win in front of a home crowd Saturday night at the Purcell Pavilion, scoring 19 in the BIG EAST victory over the Bearcats (8-13, 0-8 BIG EAST) that made them the first team in women’s college basketball to reach 20 wins in the 2012-2013…

  16. “The Grant Game”

    Feb 4, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    Last night, the Super Bowl was dubbed “the Har-Bowl,” as brothers Jim and John Harbaugh led the 49ers and Ravens on opposing sidelines. This evening, Notre Dame (18-4 overall, 6-3 BIG EAST) and Syracuse (18-3, 6-2) will meet in what Jack Cooley is calling “the Grant Game.” With the Irish at the halfway point of…

  17. Irish in Syracuse: Prepping for the Orange

    Feb 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EDT

    After defeating DePaul and spending the night in Chicago on Saturday, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team took off for central New York early Sunday afternoon. The Irish arrived in Syracuse just before 3 pm. After settling into the hotel, the team met for about 25 minutes to go over the scouting report, before heading…

  18. Irish Pick Up Big BIG EAST Road Win

    Feb 2, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    On Saturdays this past fall, the Notre Dame football team fought through it difficult schedule unscathed. But week after week, media members talked and wrote about how the Irish did not win with “style points.” On this, a frigid Saturday in early February, it was the Notre Dame men’s basketball team that gutted out a…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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