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    This and That

    03.04.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    I have a few things on my mind this week…

    Stipendous

    Penn State recently announced that it would be paying a $4,788 stipend to athletes in certain sports, a figure that ranks them atop the Big Ten. The amount reflects the university’s calculation of incidental expenses students pay when attending the school.

    Wisconsin ($4,265) and …

    Talking to Myself

    02.25.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    I don’t worry about talking to myself. Muttering to myself is another matter.

    If freshman football and men’s basketball players would be well served academically by being ineligible athletically, wouldn’t the same be true for athletes competing in other varsity sports?

    A year in college focused on studies before being allowed to compete is an …

    Passing Fancy

    02.19.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    “He can make passes when he’s in the air turning back on his body with two guys draped on him, and he still delivers it to that shooting pocket for guys.”

    That was Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey after the Fighting Irish defeated Wake Forest 88-75 on Tuesday. He was, of course, talking about … ...

    In The Eye of the Beholder

    02.04.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    It was the biggest Notre Dame basketball game in years, the JACC’s first matchup of top 10 teams since 2003 (and before that 1980), so big that Dick Vitale was assigned to the game.

    “That lived up to the hype, didn’t it,” Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey said as he walked into the press … ...

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    Close, Comfortable Shaves

    01.21.2015 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    Notre Dame’s 75-70 victory over Miami on Saturday improved its record in close and/or overtime games to 5-2 this season, close defined as games decided by 6 points (two possessions) or less.

    I doubt that record is a surprise to Notre Dame fans given the team’s success to date, but I don’t think many Irish … ...

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