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  • IBG: Spring Hath Sprungeth

    The folks who put together the Irish Blogger Gathering were kind enough to invite me to participate for the upcoming season, and I thank them and will do so with gusto.

    I got the opportunity to ask five … er, three questions of Keith Arnold over at Inside the Irish, who provided his responses below. … Full Notre Dame News Story

    The Rock Report: Spring Game Primer

    boxochocThe spring game is an odd box of chocolates. Some players look amazing and are rarely heard from again (see prior MVPs for a list of who’s not) others are hardly noticed or used and turn into integral players. The team always looks discombobulated (a Davie hold over) because the coaches are creating a faux … Full Notre Dame News Story

    5.2 Seconds

    Everything you need to know about Notre Dame’s 76-58 loss to Iowa State in its NCAA Tournament opener can be summarized in the final 5.2 Seconds of the first half.

    The Irish played a terrible first half thanks primarily to 14 turnovers that began with their first possession. Nevertheless, Jack Cooley grabbed an offensive rebound … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Time For Point C

    I’ve lived in the Chicagoland area for most of my life, and the lessons of my sports formative years not imparted by Notre Dame came from there. Growing up, I watched Walter Payton run for the Bears, Carlton Fisk catch for the Sox, and Denis Savard and Jeremy Roenick skate for the Hawks. I’m led … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Blueprint

    How Notre Dame would exit the NCAA Tournament has been more predictable than when it would exit even though when has been awfully consistent over the last decade. The blueprint was always established during the regular season.

    Take, for example, the 2010-11 team that was the #2 seed in the Southwest region. The Irish entered … Full Notre Dame News Story