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WBB: Checking in with the Champs

So, the football team is 12-0, which is awesome. But don’t forget that a new season has begun for the reigning national champions (writing that will never get old) – the women’s basketball team. They had a busy, celebratory offseason that included (among other things) a trip to the ESPYs, a European tour, appearances by [...]

By |2018-11-28T23:22:49+00:00November 29th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|11 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Notre Dame Wins National Championship!

Notre Dame defeated Mississippi State in the final game of the NCAA Tournament to bring home the program’s second national championship. I keep waiting for this to somehow be an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but now that I’ve ordered my championship hat and t-shirt, it’s sinking in that it was real. I’ll have a more [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:22+00:00April 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|30 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Irish Outlast UConn in Final Four to Advance to Title Game

They missed out on a trip to the Final Four the last two years. They dealt with a seemingly endless parade of injuries this season. They got blown out by Louisville during the ACC season. They lost the ACC Tournament for the first time since joining the conference. Many experts predicted they wouldn’t make it [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:23+00:00March 31st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

WBB: Irish Advance to Final Four after Win over Oregon

For the sixth time in eight years, and under challenging circumstances, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four. After defeating the talented 2-seed Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight, the Irish will face perennial foe UConn on Friday in Columbus. Elite Eight: ND vs. Oregon The Elite Eight matchup kicked [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:23+00:00March 27th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

WBB: Irish Defeat Texas A&M, Advance to Elite Eight

Following a win over 4-seed Texas A&M, the Irish will be advancing to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in the last eight years. They won’t have an easy road to the Final Four, as they will face talented 2-seed Oregon on Monday. Sweet Sixteen: ND vs. Texas A&M Kathryn Westbeld returned to the [...]

By |2018-03-25T11:49:50+00:00March 25th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Will Face Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen

The top-seeded Irish have advanced to their ninth straight Sweet Sixteen after victories over 16-seed California State Northridge and 9-seed Villanova. They will travel to Spokane to face 4-seed Texas A&M, who are coming off a thrilling win in their second round matchup. We’ll look at how they got here and then look ahead to [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:24+00:00March 21st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Fall to Louisville in ACC Tournament Final

The story line leading into this year's ACC Tournament was Notre Dame's shot to get revenge on the Louisville team that embarrassed them on national television earlier this season, but the happy ending was not to be. After defeating Virginia in the quarterfinal and Florida State in the semifinal, the Irish couldn't quite pull off [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:26+00:00March 7th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Another Year, Another ACC Title

The Irish won games against Virginia Tech and North Carolina State this week to finish out the regular season. This brought them to a 15-1 conference record and a tie with Louisville for the regular season ACC title. Since joining the conference, the Irish have won five consecutive regular season titles, four consecutive ACC Tournaments, [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:29+00:00February 28th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|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 |2018-05-09T22:25:32+00:00February 15th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: A Pair of Dominant Performances

The #5 Irish picked up right where they left off last week, adding lopsided wins over Pittsburgh and #8 Florida State. Jessica Shepard also picked up ACC Player of the Week honors. I did mention last week that I wouldn't mind a few more of the low-stress, never-in-doubt wins for the Irish, so it was [...]

By |2018-01-31T08:00:38+00:00January 31st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Weekly WBB Recap: Two ACC Wins and an Injury Loss

The Notre Dame women's basketball team continued their winning ways this week, adding ACC wins over Miami and Georgia Tech. They also lost one player to injury and added a new face to the roster. Roster Updates After her injury late in the third quarter against Wake Forest, the team confirmed that point guard Lili [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:37+00:00January 10th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments