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    The Old-School Season

    08.02.2016 · Posted in -Football News, -Football Recruiting

    We’re considered old school here at NDN, and there’s nothing more old school than the season prediction magazines that are a staple of the late summer.  To spend some hours diving in depth into Notre Dame’s season four weeks before it unfolds allows fans to satisfy that football jones that has lay dormant since the ...

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    Brian VanGorder’s Math Problem

    04.10.2016 · Posted in News

    Much like Charlie Weis, Brian VanGorder seems to suffer from a basic math problem that wouldn’t even rate as a good SAT question. His recent comments about “tools” and “inventory” point to a rather simple root cause for Notre Dame’s big play woes: his players don’t have enough practice time to be able to execute ...

    Back to Back

    03.31.2016 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    Notre Dame completed the 2014-15 regular season with a 26-5 record. The record was 20-10 this season. The 2015 conference record was 14-4, third best in the ACC. It was 11-7 in 2016, good for fifth place. The 2014-15 season always felt like it was building to something substantial. The 2015-16 season had as many ...

    Rethinking 11-7

    03.24.2016 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, News, Notre Dame Basketball

    2015-16 conventional wisdom considered the ACC weaker than usual, a conference with several good teams but no outstanding teams. Therefore Notre Dame’s 11-7 record was unimpressive, akin to 9-9 most seasons.

    Well, if the ACC is weaker than usual, college basketball is weaker than usual; and I don’t think that’s the case.

    We’re used to … ...

    Good News!

    03.18.2016 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    A surgeon walked into a hospital waiting room to meet with his patient’s family. “I have good news,” said the doctor. “All but one of your father’s organs are healthy enough to be transplanted into other patients.”

    Similarly, all but one of the Notre Dame basketball teams we saw throughout the 2015-16 season is good … ...

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