Hoops Recruiting: PF Matt Zona Commits to Notre Dame

For the second time in as many official visit weekends, Notre Dame hoops has scored a commitment to its 2020 class. New Jersey big man Matt Zona committed to the Irish on Monday night, filling a much-needed spot in the future frontcourt for Irish head coach Mike Brey. Notre Dame offered Zona in July and [...]

By |2019-09-30T23:40:50-05:00September 30th, 2019|Basketball|3 Comments

Hoops Recruiting: PF Elijah Taylor Commits to Notre Dame

The Notre Dame hoops program seems to be gaining a little steam heading into an important bounce-back season. At long last, the Irish have secured their first commitment in the 2020 class in Philadelphia power forward Elijah Taylor. Taylor committed to Notre Dame on Thursday following his official visit this past weekend. When he cancelled [...]

By |2019-09-19T17:51:25-05:00September 19th, 2019|Basketball|1 Comment

Hoops Recruiting: 2021 SF J.R. Konieczny Commits to Notre Dame

It is quite well-documented that it has been a minute since Notre Dame hoops has landed a commitment from a high school recruit. That unfortunate streak came to an end over the weekend, as local standout J.R. Konieczny pledged his commitment to the Irish. Konieczny, now a junior at nearby St. Joseph High School in [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:22:41-05:00August 19th, 2019|Basketball|2 Comments

Hoops Recuiting: G Cormac Ryan Transferring to Notre Dame

After one of the poorest seasons of the Mike Brey era, an empty recruiting class, and a few eyebrow-raising recruiting misses, it just feels like Notre Dame hoops needed a win. They earned a significant one on Friday night when Stanford transfer Cormac Ryan announced that he had committed to Notre Dame following a campus [...]

By |2019-06-29T14:18:26-05:00June 29th, 2019|Basketball|1 Comment

WBB: All Five Irish Starters Selected in WNBA Draft

It was a remarkably successful draft night for the Notre Dame women’s basketball program. All five of this year’s starters were selected among the top 20 picks, including Jackie Young with the #1 overall pick. They will have a quick turnaround as preseason games will begin in less than a month, with the regular season [...]

By |2019-04-10T22:05:16-05:00April 10th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Magic Runs Out, Irish Come Up Just Short Against Baylor

In a game that took Irish fans on quite the emotional roller coaster, the Irish couldn’t quite pull off a win against Baylor in the National Championship game. The second half magic they’ve relied on in the Tournament (both this season and last) finally ran out despite an impressive comeback effort in the fourth quarter. [...]

By |2019-04-08T13:55:13-05:00April 8th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Irish Defeat UConn, Will Get to Defend National Title

The Irish once again came away with the win over UConn in the Final Four, making them 5-1 against the Huskies in this round of the tournament. Now they will have a chance to defend their title on Sunday against Baylor. Final Four: 1 ND vs. 2 UConn Notre Dame and UConn met for the [...]

By |2019-04-06T10:25:17-05:00April 6th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

WBB: Irish Earn Rematch with UConn in Final Four

Getting to the Final Four isn’t easy, and the Irish were reminded of that this weekend. In dramatic fashion, they defeated 4-seed Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen and 2-seed Stanford in the Elite Eight to earn the team’s seventh Final Four spot in nine seasons. They will face UConn on Friday in a rematch [...]

By |2019-04-02T13:30:24-05:00April 2nd, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

WBB: Irish Win ACC Tournament, Look Forward to Big Dance

For the fifth time in their six years in the ACC, the #4 Irish have won the conference tournament. They did so with decisive wins over #18 Syracuse in the semifinal and #3 Louisville in the final. The offense is certainly rolling for ND as they await the NCAA Tournament. ACC Semifinal: #4 ND vs. [...]

By |2019-03-10T23:00:54-05:00March 10th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|3 Comments

WBB: Irish Advance to ACC Semifinal Against Syracuse

The Irish women’s basketball team surged to a strong regular season finish and a share of the ACC regular season title. After getting some revenge in Friday’s quarterfinal win over North Carolina, Notre Dame will take on Syracuse in a Saturday afternoon semifinal. Wrapping Up the Regular Season The Irish have been a strong offensive [...]

By |2019-03-09T00:18:49-05:00March 9th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|0 Comments

WBB: Irish Face Strong Competition as ACC Season Winds Down

The ACC season has been a bit more of a roller coaster than Irish fans are used to. For the first time since joining the conference, the team has lost two regular season conference games. Nevertheless, they are currently tied atop the ACC standings and will look for a strong finish in the last four [...]

By |2019-02-18T11:01:16-05:00February 18th, 2019|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments

Ice In Their Veins: An Epic Tribute to the 2018 WBB National Champions

Well, the good Lord certainly has a sense of humor. After migrating with the 18 Stripes crew to our current home 2.5 years ago, I am finally writing my first official article for this site...and it just so happens that today is the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists. [...]

By |2019-01-24T11:11:02-05:00January 24th, 2019|Basketball|6 Comments