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

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

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

What the Hell?: Stanford Instant Reaction

All week, ND players and coaches basically apologized for what happened in Miami 2 weeks ago. They swore up and down that this week of preparation went better leading up to a game the Irish had to win to make a New Year's 6 bowl. It seems pretty clear they were just trying to convince [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|18S Reads, Football|155 Comments

MAUI CHAMPS – Irish Down Shockers 67-66 in a Thriller

The University of Notre Dame basketball team is your 2017 Maui Jim Invitational Champion. The Irish edged the Wichita State Shockers 67-66 in a thrilling title match up that stretched late in to Thanksgiving morning on the east coast. I was up until about 3AM and have a Turkey Trot to get to this morning, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|11 Comments

Notre Dame Basketball Advances to Maui Final

Mike Brey had an inkling this team could be good. From the close of their disappointing NCAA Tournament loss to West Virginia, the Fighting Irish head coach hinted this edition could be special. Wednesday evening, in a tropical paradise, they'll get a chance to prove their coach right. Tuesday's merciless, relentless annihilation of a power [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|5 Comments

Notre Dame Basketball Advances to the Maui Semifinals

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team had the luxury of easing into competition at this year’s Maui Invitational. Drawing the host school, Division II Chaminade, Brey and his squad cruised to an 83-56 victory late Monday evening on the east coast. The hosts gave the Irish a run, using some timely (and fortunate) shooting [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|9 Comments

Advanced Stats Review: Navy

Recapping Notre Dame's narrow escape over an always irritating Navy offense - many offensive numbers that were better than they looked on film, a solid defensive effort with a few missed opportunities, and a look at Bryce Love and Stanford. The Basics Possessions Plays Yards Scoring Opportunities Notre Dame 7 47 331 4 Navy 8 [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|18S Reads|17 Comments

Exhale: Navy Instant Reaction

Some quick hits after Notre Dame narrowly kept alive hopes of reaching a New Year's 6 bowl game with a 24-17...I guess technically it's called a win against Navy... - I knew we were in for a long afternoon when ND came out and passed 3 consecutive times. I know Brian Kelly and OC Chip [...]

By | November 18th, 2017|18S Reads|55 Comments

Advanced Stats Review: Miami

Everything went wrong, but let's power through to look at which advanced stats were bad, ugly, and terrible in Notre Dame's loss to Miami. And instead of previewing Navy, who looks like a usual Midshipman team in advanced and traditional stats, let's look at the validity of some hot takes from the blowout loss. The [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|18S Reads|13 Comments

Irish Basketball Opens Season With a Win Over DePaul

In what was I’m pretty sure the only hotly anticipated Fighting Irish matchup on Saturday, the hoops team secured a big road win over DePaul to start the 2017-18 season on the right foot. Game Summary The first half started out slowly as the Irish dealt with an excited crowd at the first ever game [...]

By | November 12th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|14 Comments

Whatever: Miami Instant Reaction

A few scattered thoughts after ND no-showed in a big game for approximately the millionth time in the last 23 years (and yes, I posted it with 8 minutes left, because who cares): - Josh Adams and Brandon Wimbush were probably not healthy all week. - The #FireKelly brigade is going to be back, telling [...]

By | November 11th, 2017|18S Reads|78 Comments