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Irish Insights

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    Three more Notre Dame players were named to watch lists.
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    Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza was named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's best placekicker.
  • Two more Irish land on watch lists
    Notre Dame center Nick Martin was placed on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player at that position.

Irish men rise in basketball poll

Notre Dame moved up two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today/ESPN coaches men's basketball polls on Monday.

The Irish, who opened the season with a 58-49 home victory over Evansville on Saturday, moved from No. 22 to 20 in the AP poll and from No. 23 to 21 in the coaches poll.

Notre Dame plays Monmouth (1-0) at 7 tonight in Purcell Pavilion in the second preliminary game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

The Irish women, who opened the season with a win over Ohio State, remained at No. 7 in the AP Top 25.