Spring Practice Preview: Defense

Earlier this week we previewed the Notre Dame offense ahead of the opening of spring practice. Today, we turn our attention to the Irish defense coming off an impressive No. 10 national finish in defensive S&P during Clark Lea's first season as coordinator. The young coach will face an important spring replacing several key veterans [...]

By |2019-02-27T21:34:36-04:00February 27th, 2019|Football|20 Comments

Notre Dame is Improving Its Roster Pages & Other Fun Notes

In this line of work you tend to spend a lot of time looking at college football rosters. If I'm not on 18 Stripes or cfbstats.com I'm burning a lot of bandwidth on team roster pages. A few quick thoughts on college rosters pages in general: *Some colleges maintain tremendous pages and much love to [...]

By |2019-02-26T19:41:14-04:00February 26th, 2019|Football|3 Comments

Lacrosse: Queue the Media Overreactions!

Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse  (#12/14/17  1-1, 0-0 ACC) lost  8-9 to the Richmond Spiders (#11/14/16  3-1, 0-0 SoCon) in the cold and hard rain on Saturday in Virginia.  The lacrosse media predictably overreacted and dropped them from #8 to #17 in their poll. Good grief. The Scoring and the Data Brian Willetts, Conor Morin, and [...]

By |2019-02-26T00:28:09-04:00February 26th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|3 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish travel to Richmond to take on the Spiders

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (#6/#8 1-0, 0-0 ACC) will travel to Richmond, Virginia, to take on the Spiders (2-1, 0-0 SoCon), this Saturday at noon.  The game will streamed on ESPN+. Last year, Notre Dame prevailed in Arlotta, 11-7.  It was an odd game, with the Irish taking a 5-0 lead and looking dominant, only [...]

By |2019-02-22T11:14:19-04:00February 22nd, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|2 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish smash Detroit Mercy to open their season

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (#7/#8 1-0) beat the Detroit Mercy Titans (1-1) 19-6 on Saturday evening indoors at Loftus Sports Center.  The Irish showed off their impressive depth in this resounding 2019 season-opening win.  Our game recap: The Scoring and the Data It's been a while since the Irish scored this many goals.  Bryan [...]

By |2019-02-22T11:15:55-04:00February 19th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

WBB: Irish Face Strong Competition as ACC Season Winds Down

The ACC season has been a bit more of a roller coaster than Irish fans are used to. For the first time since joining the conference, the team has lost two regular season conference games. Nevertheless, they are currently tied atop the ACC standings and will look for a strong finish in the last four [...]

By |2019-02-18T11:01:16-04:00February 18th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

A Way (Way) Too Early Guess at Notre Dame’s Recruiting Class of 2020

If you haven't already seen it, last week I reviewed my way-too-early guess at Notre Dame's class of 2019. I also promised you guys another way-too-early guess at Notre Dame's recruiting class for 2020 -- and here it is. The Notre Dame football staff has been recruiting the 2020 cycle very hard since the end [...]

By |2019-02-15T20:53:43-04:00February 16th, 2019|Recruiting|8 Comments

Lacrosse: 2019 Season Outlook

The 2019 #7/#9/#10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse season begins February 16, 2019, with a primetime game against Detroit Mercy in the Loftus Sports center. In anticipation of the start of this year's campaign, the 18 Stripes brain trust of  ND-Atl, ND-Atl 2.0, PunterBro, and Paul Rigney, with input from our followers, exchanged thoughts on [...]

By |2019-02-15T17:51:48-04:00February 15th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

2020 Recruiting: DT Aidan Keanaaina Commits to ND

Notre Dame football received its first post-2019 Signing Day commitment for the 2020 class today, as four-star defensive tackle Aidan Keanaaina has decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'3"/300 pounder out of Denver, CO is the 5th commit overall for Notre Dame's class of 2020, and the 2nd on the defensive side [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:23:02-04:00February 13th, 2019|Recruiting|10 Comments