Lacrosse: At home Saturday versus Richmond Spiders

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0, #5/#7/#8) will take on the Richmond Spiders (2-1) Saturday at Arlotta Stadium, WatchESPN.   Gametime has been moved to noon, and it is expected to be cold and raining. The Opposition Richmond is playing in only their 5th season at the Division I level, and play in the SoCon.  [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|18S Reads|1 Comment

A Way (Way) Too Early Guess at Notre Dame’s Recruiting Class of 2019

Signing Day 2019 is almost a full year away, which means it's time for another way-too-early guess at who the Fighting Irish will end up landing for this cycle. As you probably remember, I did one of these posts last year. I was not as accurate as I had hoped. Will my guess be more [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|18S Reads|20 Comments

Early Preseason Opponent Rankings, Part I

In part one of a three-post series, let's take a look at Notre Dame's 2018 opponents ranked by their preseason S&P+ ratings. Beginning with the toughest five games on the schedule, what elements are driving these preseason ratings, in a positive or a negative direction, for each team? How does each team look in terms [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Football|5 Comments

2019 Recruiting: SDE/DT Hunter Spears Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2019 recruiting class picked up its fourth commit and second blue-chip defensive lineman yesterday when Hunter Spears announced for the Irish. The 6'4", 280-pound Texas monster visited for the USC game last season and again for the cycle's first junior day a few weeks ago. Notably, he's the fourth commit from that USC [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Football, Recruiting|21 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Olympics Edition

Let me begin by confessing that I am obsessed with the Olympics. Winter, summer, any of the sports – I love it all. However, I took breaks from my very busy schedule of Olympics-viewing for the two women's games this week, even venturing away from the TV long enough to attend the game at Boston [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Don’t Be a Martyr, Be Smarter

I may have told this story once or twice somewhere before that on my honeymoon in August 2014 my wife pretended that some Notre Dame football players were suspended after I got out of the shower. We were completely off the grid for a week with no cell phones and television full of local news, [...]

By | February 18th, 2018|Football|19 Comments

2018 Recruiting: Secondary Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. Wednesday, we discussed our grades for the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions; Thursday, it was the big boys, offensive linemen and tight ends; Friday, we graded the front seven. In [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|5 Comments

Men’s Hoops: Notre Dame vs. Boston College

Between the injuries and losses piling up and less than artful offense in the wake of it, this season has been a slog. It started as a promising victory lap for the best 4-year run in Notre Dame history but came off the rails quickly in conference play. It shifted from exciting potential to the [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Basketball|6 Comments

2018 Recruiting: Front Seven Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. Wednesday, we discussed our grades for the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions; yesterday, it was the big boys, offensive linemen and tight ends. Today we move over to the [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|5 Comments

2018 Recruiting: OL, TE Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. Yesterday, we discussed our grades for the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions.; today, we'll dig into the big boys, the offensive linemen and tight ends. Enjoy! The transcript of [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|3 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: #5 Irish Defeat Georgia Tech, Regular Season Winds Down

After a well-deserved bye on Thursday, the Irish returned to action when they hosted Georgia Tech on Sunday. Notre Dame came away with a comfortable win over the Yellow Jackets. The Irish will play two games on the road this week. Game 1: Georgia Tech at #5 ND Sunday's game against Georgia Tech did not [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

2018 Recruiting: QB, RB, WR Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. This is the first post of a four-part series that will dive into a little more detail on the class, giving each of Eric, Jaden, Tyler's, and my grades and comments [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|3 Comments

2018 Rival Recruiting Recap

As we continue to review the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class I wanted to spend a little time on the efforts of our rivals and some upcoming premier opponents. A quick note I won't be covering Navy as they technically do not hand out athletic grant-in-aid scholarships, they recruit a billion kids, and many of [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Recruiting|17 Comments

Uniform Concept: 90’s Jacket #2

Here's our 34th uniform concept for Notre Dame football. For the second time in this epic series we're taking some inspiration from the wonderful styles of 1990's jackets. In case you missed the first concept, you can view it HERE. Jackets like the one shown below were inventive for being some of the first Notre [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Football|7 Comments

Lacrosse: Working off some rust in beating Detroit

Notre Dame lacrosse (Rank: #6/#6,  1-0, 0-0 ACC) beat Detroit Mercy, 10-7, this afternoon at Loftus.  A win is a win, and despite some rough patches, the Irish improved significantly as the game went on, finally pounding the Titans in the 4th after Detroit had taken a lead in the 3rd. ☝ game down, ☝ [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Lacrosse|3 Comments