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Notre Dame hoops helping New Jersey, victims of Superstorm Sandy

Notre Dame hoops helping New Jersey, victims of Superstorm Sandy
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called out the GOP majority in the house for dragging their feet on relief for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. And rightfully so, the Republican do nothing congress did even more nothing as relief efforts continue for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and most notably for those in the state of New Jersey, dragged for weeks behind the aid given for previous hurricanes. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team is now getting involved in the cause. A special online auction will be held from now until January 17th on Notre Dame’s official web site UND.com as fans have the opportunity to bid on several unique items. Proceeds from the auction will be presented to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, a longtime friend of Irish head coach Mike Brey, is scheduled to be in attendance at the Notre Dame-Rutgers game at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:00 pm (ET)...

Can't see Notre Dame going very far in the NCAA Tournament

Can't see Notre Dame going very far in the NCAA Tournament
Last year, Notre Dame leader Mike Brey was named national coach of the year, and deservedly so. This year, he did an even better job. Because he had so much less talent to work with. The Irish (22-11), picked for ninth in the Big East Conference back in October before star player Tim Abromaitis was... Read more »

Tim Abromaitis Replace Ben Hansbrough in Notre Dame Alpha Dog Role

Tim Abromaitis Replace Ben Hansbrough in Notre Dame Alpha Dog Role
Notre Dame basketball had an unexpected breakthrough season last year, even though it ended very poorly. They had the second best record in the Big East and were just one Big East tournament win away from probably securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, there was the disaster upset to #10 seed... Read more »
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Comprehensive Notre Dame Basketball Season Preview

Comprehensive Notre Dame Basketball Season Preview
Yesterday was Media Day for Notre Dame basketball, and before we get to the main meat and potatoes of our season preview, I’ll indulge you with some of the most interesting soundbites from Head Coach Mike Brey’s press conference. on lineups: “Abro and Martin could play as our two big guys and we would be... Read more »

Notre Dame Basketball Season Recap, Early Outlook for Next Year

When it was over, players were in tears. Heads down in their hands in the locker room. And it’s perfectly understandable following a loss as devastating as this.   “When you can invest to the point where you are numb, and there is nothing left, that’s what you want from a group, and certainly this... Read more »

Notre Dame Encounters Seminole Moment: FSU Eliminates Irish

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. And it most certainly wasn’t supposed to end this early. The greatest regular season in a generation at Notre Dame, ended prematurely. Exceedingly prematurely as the #2 seed Fighting Irish, ranked #5 in the nation in the most recent national poll, didn’t even reach the sweet sixteen.  Ben... Read more »
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Notre Dame's Mike Brey: One of the NCAA's Best Coaches

When Ben Hansbrough was looking to transfer out of Mississippi State, he eventually found his way to Notre Dame. Now that he’s Big East Player of the Year, you have to consider him the greatest recruit Mike Brey was able to land. “Coach Brey, you look at his system, you look at how he runs... Read more »

ND's Mike Brey, former Duke Assistant comments on Fab 5 Controversy

With both St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness upon us, it’s a big day for the #2 seeded in the Chicago Regional Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ND being a popular pick to reach the Final Four, and today being the day everyone wears green, a lot of people want to be “Irish.” ND college basketball... Read more »

Notre Dame has a NCAA Tournament #1 Seed Resume

The losses among the major college basketball national powers piled up last week- BYU, Purdue, Duke. Opening the door for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to grab that final #1 seed. To quote ’80s one-hit wonder Spandau Ballet, “we know this. much is true.” Ohio State is the overall top seed; Kansas and Pittsburgh will... Read more »
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Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough will Likely be Big East Player of the Year

If SIU is “Floor burn U,” than Notre Dame senior guard would be “Captain Floor Burn.” He’s even grindier than his brother Tyler in his playing style and tries about as hard as anyone in college basketball. Hansbrough didn’t make any preseason Big East all-conference teams, but Sunday he was the only player to be... Read more »
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