Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Add Two More Wins

The Irish added wins over Michigan State and Penn this week, while moving up to #2 in both the AP and Coaches polls. They will face a frequent opponent at home against DePaul this Sunday after a break in the action this week. This Week's Games This past Wednesday the Irish finally played their second [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

2018 Recruiting: CB Houston Griffith Commits to Notre Dame!

Elite defensive back Houston Griffith became the newest Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. The 6'1", 192-pound IMG prospect recently hosted Todd Lyght, decommitted from Florida State, hosted Brian Kelly and Mike Elko last week, and hosted Lyght again the other day. While Griffith hasn't trekked to [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Football, Recruiting|9 Comments

Torn on These Notre Dame Schedules

Recently, Notre Dame finalized the next 3 seasons worth of football schedules and they caused a bit of a stir. As I've been want to do in the pre-bowl run up I decided to sit on this topic and mull things over for a bit. This was an especially important topic to do so because [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Football|21 Comments

2018 Recruiting: CB Tariq Bracy Commits to Notre Dame

Tariq Bracy joined the 2018 Notre Dame bandwagon when he announced for the Irish today. The 6'0", 170-pound Californian took an official visit for the USC game, and Notre Dame made a huge move for him on that trip. Area recruiter Brian Polian and position coach Todd Lyght were key in landing the raw but [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|18S Reads|11 Comments

Family Affairs – Notre Dame Defeats Delaware 92-68

It was "Old Home Day" for the Notre Dame basketball program on Saturday. Irish Head Coach Mike Brey returned to where he got his college head coaching start. University of Delaware head coach, and former ND captain/assistant, Martin Inglesby welcomed his alma mater to the Bob Carpenter Center. The Irish started the difficult week ranked [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Football Banquet Recruiting Visitors

With 18 commitments already in the 2018 class, the list of football banquet recruiting visitors this year is centered more on camaraderie than progress. Even so, there are of course some uncommitted visitors in town who are key targets; unsurprisingly, they're all at positions of need in this class. The Irish staff will attempt to [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Football, Recruiting|23 Comments

Five Wide Fullbacks: Coaching Jobs Filling Fast

Welcome back to the latest edition of Five Wide Fullbacks! Today we will discuss the shrinking of Notre Dame's recruiting class, ranking the new college football coaching hires, the best under-the-radar bowl teams, misconceptions about the Irish, and updates to the infamous Top 75 Losses in Notre Dame History. 1 Notre Dame lost a commit [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|18S Reads|31 Comments

Irish Don’t Defend or Rebound, Lose to Ball State

If you were looking for a how-to guide for losing to a motivated mid-major, the Irish provided it on Tuesday night. The Irish lost 80-77 at home to the Ball State Cardinals, and were lucky it was that close. The big story will be the ending when Tayler Parsons hit a contested three with 1.7 [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Season Off to a Fast Start

We're back with the first of this season's weekly recaps! Despite concerns about the depleted Irish women's basketball roster this season, the team has gotten off to a hot start. The #3 Irish have a 7-1 record that includes wins over four ranked opponents and a close loss to #1 UConn. They've accomplished this despite [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

Uniform Concept: Layden Throwback

Today marks our 27th uniform concept for Notre Dame football and this will be the first of a multi-concept run from our graphic designer partner Clint Glaze. He's going to show off several concepts based on uniforms of Irish past. In terms of uniforms, the late Elmer Layden era at Notre Dame during the closing [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Football|4 Comments

Ranking the Bowl Games

The bowl season is set and so is the 4th edition of the College Football Playoff. In the end, the Crimson Tide get the controversial 4th seed over Ohio State as the committee just couldn't overlook that 31-point loss to Iowa. Ultimately, this means Alabama lost their final game of the season, didn't win their [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Football|128 Comments

Notre Dame Falls to MSU 81-63

Notre Dame basketball had a chance to sniff the upper echelon of the college game. The Fighting Irish had a week to celebrate their triumph in the Pacific. Success in Maui delivered a number five ranking to Mike Brey's doorstep. The schedule, however, gave Notre Dame little time to bask in the glow of their [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 Comments

Lessons Learned: Reviewing the Preseason Predictions

Well, this lessons learned session is going to be a little less fun than it seemed at the halfway point, but as promised, here we are to review our preseason predictions now that the regular season has wrapped up. The bowl game could change things slightly, but I don't think it would make a big [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Football|118 Comments

Uniform Concept: Tropical Irish

Today we move on to our 26th uniform concept for Notre Dame football. You may have noticed to this point that we're definitely stepping outside the box with some of these and one of the many ways to produce different concepts is to mess around with combinations of shades of colors. Today's effort is messing [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Football|10 Comments

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Preview: #5 Notre Dame vs. #3 Michigan State

With football season winding down to another ignominious end, it’s time to turn our focus to the hardwood! Notre Dame Men’s Basketball returned to South Bend as Maui Invitational Champions, but won’t have long to wait for the next test. For the 2017 edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the #5 Irish drew the main [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Basketball|23 Comments