Lacrosse: Our Ryder

The lacrosse world has been buzzing over the report that Ryder Garnsey is ineligible to play this season.  We have no news to add to this report, and of this writing, the University and team have not verified the news. Notre Dame will be without attackman Ryder Garnsey for the entire 2019 season, multiple sources [...]

By |2019-01-16T13:03:59-04:00January 16th, 2019|18S Reads, Lacrosse|4 Comments

Shorthanded Irish Find a Way to Win Over BC

Playing only six players after losing two starters to illness and injury, Notre Dame found a way to win their first ACC game against Boston College. A few hours before the game, ND announced that Juwan Durham would miss the game with an ankle injury. Thirty minutes before tip, TJ Gibbs started showing signs of [...]

By |2019-01-14T09:42:10-04:00January 14th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

Ogunbowale’s 30 Points Lead #1 Irish over #2 Louisville

The top ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish used a huge second half from senior Arike Ogunbowale to give previously undefeated #2 Louisville their first loss of the season. The senior guard scored 26 of her 30 points in the second half giving the Irish a win in their second #1 v. #2 game of the [...]

By |2019-01-11T11:10:27-04:00January 11th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments

Just Another Day: Cotton Bowl Instant Reaction

You devote a lot of time to following your team. You watch every game, obsess over every nugget of information, and sometimes, you get a run of awesome play and are lucky enough to root for a team that gets to the College Football Playoff. Then the team's most indispensable player, its consensus All-American at [...]

By |2018-12-29T19:46:46-04:00December 29th, 2018|18S Reads|56 Comments

Film Room: Game Plan – Notre Dame Offense vs. Clemson Defense

Well, it certainly is an exciting time to be a Notre Dame fan. After an undefeated season, the Irish have earned the right to play in the national semi-final. In the build-up to the game, much has been made of the matchup between Notre Dame’s offense and Clemson’s defense.  Clemson will be the best defense [...]

By |2018-12-26T22:21:31-04:00December 27th, 2018|18S Reads|20 Comments

The B sample: Clemson and Ostarine

Since the recent Clemson announcement regarding the positive tests for anabolic agents by three of its players, there has been abundant wailing and gnashing of teeth, along with the usual twitter array of conspiracy theories and complaints of NCAA overreach.  Hair creams and tainted float tanks have been blamed in feeble attempts to excuse the [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:36:50-04:00December 26th, 2018|18S Reads|23 Comments

Notre Dame Set to Play Clemson in Cotton Bowl Semifinal

Notre Dame got the matchup everyone was anticipating for weeks, as it turned out, as the Irish were seeded #3 by the College Football Playoff selection committee and placed into the Cotton Bowl against Clemson, a game that will kick off at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 29 on ESPN. The @CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the [...]

By |2018-12-02T18:43:30-04:00December 2nd, 2018|18S Reads|65 Comments

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 |2018-11-28T23:22:49-04:00November 29th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|11 Comments

Notre Dame Defeats Illinois 76-74 in ACC/BigTen Challenge

I promised myself I wouldn't do it. One of the fun things about writing about sports is projecting and predicting. We try to extrapolate future successes and failures out of single data points. We look for the patterns and indicators of future triumphs and tragedies. I'm not actually sure why we do it. Perhaps it [...]

By |2018-11-28T08:48:27-04:00November 28th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|12 Comments

Reading the Panic Meter – ND Basketball

Despite starting their season two months later and facing a much easier schedule, the Irish basketball squad, unlike the football team, is no longer undefeated. With their loss last week to Radford and less than impressive wins over three other opponents, fans of the program are rightly concerned. One of the captains decided to transfer?!?! [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:25:49-04:00November 20th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|13 Comments

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 |2018-11-06T09:51:03-04:00November 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 |2018-11-02T09:06:45-04:00November 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 |2018-11-01T12:30:10-04:00November 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|4 Comments