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Notre Dame Wins on and off the Court in First Preseason Victory Over Holy Cross

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D.J. Harvey recorded 6 points and 7 rebounds in Notre Dame’s 97-57 exhibition victory over Holy Cross. (Source: UND.com)

SOUTH BEND, IN. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish opened their three game preseason slate against neighbour Holy Cross College Saints, notching a 97-57 victory on Friday night.

While Friday’s victory was a predictable result for the 2017-2018 Irish, it was a good way to get back into the routine of playing games and a chance to work out the kinks before the regular season.

But the win against Holy Cross wasn’t the only victory Notre Dame achieved. The main reason why a third preseason game was scheduled was to support hurricane relief efforts, with all proceeds going towards helping though’s affected in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from the various natural disasters that took place over the summer months.

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NC State’s Braxton Beverly deemed ineligible for 2017-18 by the NCAA

Freshman Braxton Beverly was deemed ineligible for the 2017-18 by the NCAA on Friday, as he attended summer classes at Ohio State in May before transferring to NC State. (Source: Business Insider)

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was an interesting Friday the 13th for the NCAA.

On a day where the NCAA let off the North Carolina Tar Heels, seemingly without a scratch on their basketball program for academic violations from over two years ago, a player was deemed ineligible for attending classes prior to transferring in the summer.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The NCAA didn’t hand out any sanctions to North Carolina for arranging ‘paper classes’, as they provided benefit to the entire student body, but said a player isn’t eligible to play due to attending summer school classes before transferring. Continue reading NC State’s Braxton Beverly deemed ineligible for 2017-18 by the NCAA

Notre Dame Stays Out of the Fire and Lands Four-Star Power Forward Nate Laszewski

Notre Dame landed a commitment from Class of 2018 power forward Nate Laszewski, who will bolster a young front court with the departure of Colson and others after the ’17-18 campaign.

South Bend, IN. — A lot has happened in the world of college basketball in the last 72 hours, and the season hasn’t even started.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced that 10 people, consisting of assistant coaches, agents, shoe brand executives etc., have been charged with fraud and corruption involving the recruitment of student athletes.

Players have de-committed, coaches have been arrested and fired, but for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they managed to stay away from the fire and instead, added a key piece to their recruiting class of 2018.

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Notre Dame’s Nikola Djogo Ready To Blossom In 2017

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Nikola Djogo (left) guarded by Rex Pflueger (right) during Notre Dame’s summer workouts. Credit: Blue & Gold Illustrated

Hamilton, ON- Sometimes in life, we tend to want stuff now. In a fast-paced society, where traffic jams are seen as agitators or waiting for a meal at a restaurant is too much to handle, we need to remember one simple fact of life.

Patience is a virtue.

Life is not a sprint, but rather a marathon, and no one believes that more than Notre Dame‘s Canadian wingman Nikola Djogo. Continue reading Notre Dame’s Nikola Djogo Ready To Blossom In 2017

Notre Dame and UCLA Renew Basketball Series Starting In 2018

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Head Coach Mike Brey and his team during a timeout vs. the Duke Blue Devils. Credit: UND.com

A few days ago it was announced that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be renewing their rivalry with the UCLA Bruins in a home and home game series starting in 2018 and continuing in 2019.

The ‘Golden Domers’ will travel to Los Angeles for the first matchup in 2018, while the Bruins will come to South Bend for the second game in 2019.

Notre Dame and UCLA have not played each other since 2009 in which the Irish came out victorious, winning 84-73.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men’s Basketball Notebook – July 26th

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Matt Farrell driving to the basket in their 86-81 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers. Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

July has come and gone, and for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, that means the 2017-18 season is one step closer.

The Irish have had an eventful summer so far, from multiple commitments, to transfers, to schedule releases. Summer work outs are coming to a close and soon, the players will be sent home until their return this fall to start a new school year.

Here is a recap of everything that has happened so this off-season. Continue reading Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men’s Basketball Notebook – July 26th