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  1. Irish in Tampa: Prepping For The Bulls

    Jan 25, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    After arriving in Tampa last night, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team went to work on Friday afternoon in preparation for tomorrow’s BIG EAST conference game against South Florida (noon ET on Big East Network – also available on ESPN3, as well as ABC57 in the South Bend area). As is tradition when on the…

  2. Coach Balanis Breaks Down Georgetown

    Jan 21, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    It’s a busy day of college hoops on ESPN, as Notre Dame takes part in a Martin Luther King Day quadruple header. The Fighting Irish (15-3 overall, 3-2 BIG EAST) battle Georgetown (12-4, 2-3) in the network’s third game of the day, tonight at 7:30 pm ET. After hanging on for a 69-66 victory against…

  3. Irish Stop Red Storm

    Jan 20, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    In front of their seventh sellout crowd of the season, the second-ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball team cruised to a 74-50 win over St. John’s on Sunday afternoon. The Irish (15-1 overall, 5-0 BIG EAST) have now won 11 straight games and sit atop the conference standings. Natalie Achonwa notched her tenth double-double of the…

  4. Irish Rally Falls Short at MSG

    Jan 16, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    After falling behind by 12 points in the second half at Madison Square Garden, the #20 Notre Dame men’s basketball switched to zone defense and battled back to take a 61-59 lead with just over four minutes to play. But the Irish’s hopes of avoiding a second straight loss in BIG EAST play fell short,…

  5. Irish in NYC: Game Day

    Jan 15, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Before the #20 Fighting Irish resume BIG EAST play this evening in New York City, they returned to Madison Square Garden early this afternoon for a final shootaround in preparation for St. John’s. It’s a key game for Notre Dame, as the team looks to avoid dropping a second straight conference game. In recent memory,…

  6. Irish in NYC: Prepping For St. John’s

    Jan 14, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame men’s basketball team headed to New York City on Sunday evening, in preparation for its Tuesday evening showdown with St. John’s (7 pm ET on ESPN2). The Irish (14-2 overall, 2-1 BIG EAST) will seek to bounce back from this weekend’s home loss against Connecticut, while the Red Storm (9-7, 1-3) is…

  7. Q&A with Markisha Wright

    Jan 11, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

    Markisha “Keesh” Wright, a center on the women’s basketball team, is a sophomore from Des Moines, Iowa, currently living in Ryan Hall with many of her teammates. Having already played in the NCAA Championship as a freshman, Wright has valuable experience against high caliber teams that will help her as she takes on a larger…

  8. 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…

  9. Preview of the Fighting Irish’s 2012-2013 Schedule

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

    Preseason excitement has already begun to build as Skylar Diggins and the women’s basketball team at Notre Dame gear up for the 2012-2013 season. The Fighting Irish have finished the past two seasons as runners-up to the national champion, and they’ll be looking to capture the title this year, star player Diggins’ final year. It…

  10. BIG EAST Media Day

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

    The start of the 2012-13 college basketball season moves closer and closer each day, and last week, head coach Mike Brey, graduate student Scott Martin and senior Jack Cooley spent some time in New York City for the BIG EAST Conference’s annual media day. The Irish received one first-place vote in the 2012-13 Preseason Coaches…

  11. BIG EAST Media Day with Coach, Sky and K-Mac

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Earlier this week, head coach Muffet McGraw, senior Skylar Diggins and junior Kayla McBride took to the Big Apple for the BIG EAST Conference’s annual media day. Receiving three first-place votes, the Irish were picked second in the 2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll (behind Connecticut), and Diggins was tabbed as the Preseason Player of the Year.…

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