Fighting Irish

Niele Ivey To Muffet McGraw: "I'm Here Because Of You"

Apr 22, 2020
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NEW (Posted Apr. 23 at 1:05pm): 

The University of Notre Dame officially introduced Niele Ivey as the new head women’s basketball coach today.

 

Ivey played for Notre Dame. She was a part of the team that earned the Irish their first NCAA tournament win in 2001. Following the win, she spent five seasons playing for the WNBA on the Indiana Fever.  

Ivey returned to Notre Dame as an assistant coach under Muffet McGraw in 2007. She left ND to spend the last season as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

No. 14 Notre Dame Routs Iowa State In Camping World Bowl

Dec 28, 2019
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Ian Books threw for 247 yards and one touchdown to lead 14th-ranked Notre Dame to a 33-9 victory over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Tony Jones Jr. scored on an 84-yard run and finished with 135 yards rushing.

Game MVP Chase Claypool had seven receptions for 146 yards and one TD. Brock Purdy threw for 222 yards without an interception for Iowa State.

The sophomore quarterback was unable to get the Cyclones in the end zone, though, after throwing for 27 touchdowns during the regular season.

Book Throws For 5 TDs As No. 7 Notre Dame Routs New Mexico

Sep 14, 2019
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book threw a career-high five touchdown passes and Notre Dame's defense came up with three first-half interceptions as the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish rolled past New Mexico 66-14 on Saturday in the final tuneup for a showdown at No. 3 Georgia.

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The first home football game for the Fighting Irish is happening today at Notre Dame. A delegation from Ireland will be in attendance and they plan a home opener for the Irish in 2020 that will be thousands of miles away from Notre Dame Stadium. 

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Two University of Notre Dame seniors wrote a new song embracing the history behind the nickname the “Fighting Irish.” 

Annacaroline Caruso

The University of Notre Dame marching band welcomed the new school year Thursday morning with their annual march-out. 

About 380 students participated in the campus-wide march. Some were returning band members and others were auditioning for a spot on the Band of the Fighting Irish.

One current and eleven former student-athletes with connections to Notre Dame competed or coached at the Olympic games that concluded last night in Rio. As WVPE’s Jon Huber reports, five won medals.