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Men's Basketball: Upset highlights five wins

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With a few weeks to focus solely on basketball, the Irish are heating up at the right time. Notre Dame went 5-1 over the semester break, including a 3-1 start to the Big East season, and capped off the stretch with a 70-68 upset of then-No. 8 West Virginia.







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Football Commentary: Holtz's '93 squad a model for success

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Notre Dame message boards have been a free-for-all for the past month, and perhaps none more than ND Nation — the final destination for disgruntled and often boisterous Irish fans to voice their opinions, especially in times of coaching transition. And with Friday's formal announcement that Brian Kelly would man the Notre Dame sidelines next year, the boards went haywire.



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Students hopeful with Kelly hire

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Within minutes of news breaking that Brian Kelly would become Notre Dame's 29th football coach, students started talking about how the former Cincinnati coach represents a new hope for the Irish.





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Football Commentary: Kelly the right pick for ND job

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Ten days after the announcement of the dismissal of Charlie Weis, and still no one knows who will be Notre Dame's next coach. What is clear now, however, is that Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick and the Irish have only two possible results left in their search: Brian Kelly or bust.


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SMC Basketball: Belles take on ranked team in MIAA game

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Coming off of their first conference win, the Belles travel to Calvin today to take on the No. 19 Knights in the second MIAA match of the season. Saint Mary's defeated Calvin in each of the three contests between the two last season for the first time in school history. Saint Mary's (4-2, 1-0 MIAA) recently defeated conference foe Trine in its season opener Saturday.


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ND Women's Basketball: Back on track

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Junior forward Becca Bruszewski led five Irish scorers in double figures with 18 points as No. 3/4 Notre Dame easily dispatched of IPFW 96-60 Tuesday at Purcell Pavilion.


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SMC Swimming: Star to go abroad in spring

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Although expectations have never been high for the Belles, the team's core of young talent may lead the squad to its best ever finish in the MIAA. The team has never placed better than fifth overall, a pattern Belles coach Alicia Dombkowski would like to change this season.