Preseason Basketball Preview: The Team

With the regular season starting tonight against Illinois-Chicago, here is part two of the 18 Stripes basketball season preview. In case you missed it, here's part one which focuses on individual players. Additionally, the Irish played an exhibition against Central State last week. Here's a quick recap of a somewhat sloppy affair, and a look [...]

By |2018-11-06T09:51:03+00:00November 6th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Takeaways from Irish Hoops Exhibition

The Irish defeated the Central State Marauders 76-54 at Purcell Pavilion on Thursday night in their only stateside exhibition. While the game was sloppy at times, especially in the first half, the contest provided a first look at a number of new faces for ND. Although the team will look different come conference play, we [...]

By |2018-11-02T09:06:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Preseason Basketball Preview: The Players

With the football team sitting at 8-0, you could be forgiven for not realizing that Fighting Irish Basketball is about to begin. The season kicks off with an exhibition between the Irish and Central State tonight (7:00 ET - ESPN3). Even though it's just a scrimmage against a D-II school, there's worse ways to use [...]

By |2018-11-01T12:30:10+00:00November 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

Film Room: Irish Defensive Line Mauls Michigan

It’s been a while since I’ve stepped into the 18 Stripes film room. I apologize for my absence over the last year; I’ve been sequestered in a top secret facility, deep in the Canadian backcountry, training grizzly and black bears to be defensive linemen. Although, I’m not at liberty to share much in the way [...]

By |2018-09-03T21:54:48+00:00September 4th, 2018|18S Reads|29 Comments

Lacrosse: Karweck to take job as Colgate head coach

Notre Dame lacrosse offensive coordinator Matt Karweck was announced today as the new head coach for the Colgate University Raiders.  Coach Karweck had been with the Irish for six seasons, and was himself a 2006 Notre Dame alumnus.  Prior to coaching for the Irish, he coached at Merrimack (Div. II) and Detroit-Mercy, and was the [...]

By |2018-07-26T15:49:46+00:00July 26th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

5WF: Redshirt Rule, Roberston Leaves, Cal, Freshmen Numbers & More

The latest edition of Five Wide Fullbacks arrives discussing the new redshirt rules, Demetris Robertson, ESPN's take on the most underrated players, new digits for freshmen, and updates from the World Cup. 1 The NCAA continues its modern changes by creating a new redshirt rule whereby players are allowed action in any 4 games during [...]

By |2018-06-27T08:17:26+00:00June 27th, 2018|18S Reads|32 Comments

2019 Recruiting: LB Osita Ekwonu Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame landed the lucky 13th commitment in its 2019 class today when linebacker Osita Ekwonu announced for the Irish. Rumor has long held that the 6'2", 220-pound North Carolinian was a heavy Irish lean, and he finally made it official today. Ekwonu was one of Clark Lea's top targets in the class, and Lea [...]

By |2018-06-14T16:25:06+00:00June 14th, 2018|18S Reads|11 Comments

Lacrosse: It’s official, John Sexton is the nation’s top defenseman!

The USILA William C. Schmeisser Award, given annually since 1942 and recognizing the nation's top defenseman, has been awarded to Notre Dame Lacrosse's John Sexton.  It is the third time in four years that the award has been given to a member of the Fighting Irish, and the first time in about 14 years that [...]

By |2018-05-25T09:07:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|2 Comments

Five Wide Fullbacks: Sports Betting Goes Wild

Welcome to another edition of America's greatest 5-pack of questions and answers. Today we'll be pondering the most recent SCOTUS decision, Notre Dame players in the 2019 NFL Draft, the possible underachieving Irish players, the future of LeBron James, and the best bets following the NBA Draft Lottery. 1 The Supreme Court recently overturned the [...]

By |2018-05-17T11:22:30+00:00May 17th, 2018|18S Reads|7 Comments