Lacrosse: It’s almost starting time!

We are excited for the start of the 2020 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's lacrosse season!  The boys begin the season ranked #7 in Inside Lacrosse and #6 with US Lacrosse Magazine. They will get their preparations rolling with a scrimmage against local rival Detroit Mercy this weekend.  ND-Atl 2.0 takes the lead again this [...]

By |2020-01-16T14:31:34-05:00January 17th, 2020|18S Reads, Lacrosse|6 Comments

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball All Decade Team

On the last day of the 2010s, it seems appropriate to look back at the decade in men's hoops. While this year's team has shown some flashes, it's largely been blowouts of overmatched opponents and frustrating losses otherwise. Instead, let's look back at happier times and remember 10 years filled with seven NCAA bids, two [...]

By |2019-12-31T13:47:34-05:00December 31st, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

Contented Campers: Camping World Bowl Instant Reaction

Sweet, sweet bowl victory! Irish held Iowa State to only 9 points aka the fewest points @NDFootball's given up in a bowl game since the 1993 Cotton Bowl! #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/VHAnrA9Fm0 — The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) December 28, 2019 The mood around the Notre Dame program wasn't great this week. As the Camping World Bowl approached, [...]

By |2019-12-28T16:17:44-05:00December 28th, 2019|18S Reads|13 Comments

The 2009 Coaching Search and a New Era

Ten years ago this week, Jack Swarbrick made one of the most consequential decisions in Notre Dame football history in hiring the 29th head coach of the Fighting Irish. This installment is no longer Charlie Weis' Last Stand, but instead the first glimpse at Brian Kelly. Previous Entries Preseason Nevada Michigan Michigan State Purdue Washington [...]

By |2019-12-04T10:13:10-05:00December 4th, 2019|18S Reads|14 Comments

Opponent Preview: Stanford

At the beginning of the season, most people agreed with Bill Connelly's preview of Notre Dame's schedule.  His SP+ forecasts suggested that our three toughest games were, in order of difficulty:  Georgia, Michigan, and Stanford.  He called for losses in the first two and 6 point win against Stanford.  It sucks that he was correct [...]

By |2019-11-28T01:44:59-05:00November 28th, 2019|18S Reads|9 Comments

Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: Going Down in a Blaze of Glory

When this series began, a top-25 Notre Dame under Charlie Weis walloped Nevada to begin a hopeful 2009 season. Three months later, the Irish staggered into Palo Alto after three straight losses hoping to send their doomed coach out with a victory against a growing nemesis in the West. Previous Entries Preseason Nevada Michigan Michigan [...]

By |2019-11-27T22:27:31-05:00November 27th, 2019|18S Reads|5 Comments

Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: Senior Day Sadness

Last week, the Irish lost to #12 Pitt at Heinz Field and Charlie Weis' fate was effectively sealed. As this series winds down, we'll take a look at the last home game of the Weis Era against UConn. Previous Entries Preseason Nevada Michigan Michigan State Purdue Washington USC Boston College Washington State Navy Pitt One [...]

By |2019-11-20T12:17:15-05:00November 20th, 2019|18S Reads|9 Comments

Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: Twisting the Dagger

In the previous installment of this series, Notre Dame unloaded an automatic rifle into both of its feet in losing to Navy at home. This week, the Irish were faced with a must-win game at #12 Pitt. Previous Entries Preseason Nevada Michigan Michigan State Purdue Washington USC Boston College Washington State Navy Do or Die [...]

By |2019-11-13T12:19:18-05:00November 13th, 2019|18S Reads|2 Comments

Duke Preview: Into the Devil’s Den in Durham

When Charlie Weis became Notre Dame head coach in late-2004, he hired David Cutcliffe as his first offensive coordinator. Cutcliffe had just been fired by Ole Miss after his only losing season in Oxford, a mistake the Rebels would come to regret. However, Cutcliffe suffered a heart attack just before fall camp in 2005 and [...]

By |2019-11-08T09:58:01-05:00November 8th, 2019|18S Reads, Football|8 Comments

Charlie Weis’ Last Stand: Middies Torpedo Irish Dreams

The title says it all, doesn't it? Ten years ago this week, Notre Dame suffered a catastrophic loss at home to Navy. It marked the true beginning of the end for the Weis era. Previous Entries Preseason Nevada Michigan Michigan State Purdue Washington USC Boston College Washington State It Can't Happen Twice, Can it? On [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:31:29-05:00November 6th, 2019|18S Reads|2 Comments