Muffet McGraw: Best Ever?

Any coach who wins a National Title at Notre Dame permanently etches their name in the tradition-laden halls of campus athletics. For Muffet McGraw that time came nearly two decades ago with a then program [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Basketball|Tags: |32 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Notre Dame Wins National Championship!

Notre Dame defeated Mississippi State in the final game of the NCAA Tournament to bring home the program’s second national championship. I keep waiting for this to somehow be an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball|Tags: |30 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Irish Outlast UConn in Final Four to Advance to Title Game

They missed out on a trip to the Final Four the last two years. They dealt with a seemingly endless parade of injuries this season. They got blown out by Louisville during the ACC season. [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball|Tags: |8 Comments

WBB: Irish Advance to Final Four after Win over Oregon

For the sixth time in eight years, and under challenging circumstances, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four. After defeating the talented 2-seed Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight, the [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball|Tags: |1 Comment

WBB: Irish Defeat Texas A&M, Advance to Elite Eight

Following a win over 4-seed Texas A&M, the Irish will be advancing to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in the last eight years. They won’t have an easy road to the Final Four, [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball|Tags: |2 Comments

Weekly WBB Recap: Irish Will Face Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen

The top-seeded Irish have advanced to their ninth straight Sweet Sixteen after victories over 16-seed California State Northridge and 9-seed Villanova. They will travel to Spokane to face 4-seed Texas A&M, who are coming off [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball|Tags: |3 Comments

Lacrosse: St. Patrick’s Day tilt versus Virginia

Notre Dame mens' lacrosse (3-1,  #4/#4/#4) will face Virginia  (6-1, #9/#7/#8) on St. Patrick's Day, 6:00 pm at Arlotta Stadium, ESPNU  Another day, another top-10 matchup. The Fighting Irish have won the last five games [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball, Lacrosse|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Avalanche of Bad Breaks Lands Notre Dame in the NIT

It wasn't supposed to be like this. This was the Golden Era of Irish Basketball. The run of success that started in 2015 would continue. Last year, the Irish were a mis-timed rolled ankle from [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Categories: 18S Reads, Basketball|15 Comments

Irish Knocked Out By Duke, Await Tournament Fate

After a thrilling comeback Wednesday night to keep their tournament hopes alive, Notre Dame ran into a buzzsaw on Thursday night. The Duke offensive juggernaut handled the Irish with relative ease and ended their too-brief [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Categories: Basketball|9 Comments

Historic Irish Comeback Sets Up Play-In Game Against Duke

For about 30 minutes last night, the Irish continued their terrible play from Tuesday afternoon and looked about ready to bow out of the ACC Tournament and straight into the NIT. But out of nowhere, [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Categories: Basketball|24 Comments