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    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 … ...

    The Story of the Season

    02.11.2015 · Posted in Basketball, Notre Dame Basketball

    The games are a sports fan’s raison d’être, but there is more to a team’s season than a series of game outcomes. Every season is a story that sometimes unfolds as expected and sometimes unfolds in the most surprising ways. If you watch only the big games or if you ignore the early season games ...

    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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    Down Sometimes But Never Out

    01.28.2015 · Posted in Basketball, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    Notre Dame overcame an 18-point deficit to claim an 81-78 overtime victory over North Carolina State in Raleigh on Sunday evening. If you were one of many Fighting Irish fans who wrote them off when the Wolfpack extended its lead to 40-22 late in the first half, you didn’t know your ND basketball history. … ...