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 |2019-01-24T11:11:02-04:00January 24th, 2019|Basketball|6 Comments

Checking in on the Irish Hoops Newcomers

Through eight games, the Notre Dame hoops team has bounced frustratingly between spells of offensive incompetence and spurts of exciting, high-level basketball. Such is the struggle with a team dependent on young talent, a challenge that Mike Brey has not recently faced in his tenure at ND. To make sense of these disparate performances that [...]

By |2018-12-06T18:29:44-04:00December 6th, 2018|Basketball|6 Comments

Shorthanded Irish Can’t Overcome Shooting Woes

When it became clear that Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell were each going to be out for an extended period of time, most Irish fans prepared for the worst. We prepared to blow the 12-point halftime lead against North Carolina State, but instead the Irish pushed the final margin to 30. We again braced ourselves [...]

By |2018-01-11T01:28:05-04:00January 11th, 2018|Basketball|5 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:47-04:00November 12th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|14 Comments

Basketball Season Kick-Off Round Table – Part 3

This is the final part of our 18Stripes basketball round table. Part one was focused on hot topics from the offseason and the stellar Irish recruiting class. In part two, we covered the Irish roster from top to bottom. The last portion will take a look at the schedule and overall outlook for the season. [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:47-04:00November 11th, 2017|Basketball|1 Comment

Irish Hoops Preseason Update

With the eyes of most college hoops focused on headlines with words like "FBI Investigations" and "NCAA Commission," the Irish basketball squad kicked off preseason practice. After an open practice for season ticket holders last Wednesday night, Mike Brey's squad finished up their tenth practice of the preseason. Fans visiting for the USC game had [...]

By |2017-10-24T07:31:24-04:00October 24th, 2017|18S Reads, Basketball|6 Comments

Strong First Half Powers Irish to Win in Raleigh

Despite a nervous final few minutes, the Irish sailed to their 10th league victory on Saturday against the N.C. State Wolfpack. V.J. Beachem led the Irish with what felt like an easy, even boring, 27 points on 10/16 shooting, including 7/12 from deep. The Irish led throughout and used a 12-4 run over the last [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:28-04:00February 18th, 2017|Basketball|6 Comments

Irish Fall Short In Postponed Game Against Tarheels

Due to a water main break near UNC’s campus, Notre Dame had to wait through a 19-hour postponement and relocation fifty miles up the road from Chapel Hill to Greensboro, but Sunday afternoon the Irish finally took the floor against the Tarheels. Any good memories the Irish had left over from their 2015 ACC Tournament [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:32-04:00February 5th, 2017|Basketball|8 Comments

Notre Dame Staves Off Colorado, Advances to Legends Classic Championship

The 2016-17 Notre Dame basketball squad survived their first true test in the Legends Classic semifinal, withstanding a late Colorado charge to advance to the tournament's championship tomorrow night.   The Irish started the contest furiously, feeding leading scorer Bonzie Colson early to grab a quick lead. Matt Farrell looked extremely confident running the Irish [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:46-04:00November 22nd, 2016|Basketball|24 Comments

Irish Olympians Compete in Rio Games

Irish class of 2006 runner Molly Huddle broke the American record while finishing sixth in the 10,000 meters at the Rio Olympic Games. Competing in her second Olympics, Huddle ran a time of 30:17.17 which knocked five seconds off the previous record of 30:22.48 held by Shalane Flanagan.  This Olympic race was exceptionally fast as Huddle's [...]

By |2016-08-12T13:54:48-04:00August 12th, 2016|18S Reads|2 Comments